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Sylvia Kelley Waters

March 8, 1944 — February 6, 2023

Hoboken – Sylvia Carol Kelley Waters, 78, of Hoboken passed away Monday afternoon (February 6, 2023) at her residence after an extended illness.



Born in Waycross, GA, her parents were the late S.D. Kelley and Carolyn Russell Kelley.



Sylvia, affectionately known by her grandchildren as Mimi, was a caseworker for Brantley County DFACS and Satilla Community Services. A lifetime member of Hoboken Baptist Church, she was very involved by singing in the choir and encouraging others in their faith, but teaching the preschool children was her passion. Not only did she love the children, she also loved their parents. Sylvia also enjoyed gardening, traveling, and going on shopping trips.



Survivors include her husband, G.C. Waters of Hoboken; a son and daughter-in-law, Rhon Carter (Vickki) of Braselton, GA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Robin Helmuth (Ray) of Hoboken and Roxie Tumlin (Curtis) of Nahunta; 4 step daughters and their spouses, Cindy Hampton (Ray) of Waycross, Tammie Ragsdale of Douglas, Terri Lee of Waycross and Shonda Stipes (Steve) of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren, Barhon Carter, CJ Tumlin, Carter Helmuth, Raygen Helmuth, Dani Sutliff (Mikey), Beth Baker, Houston Holt (Alex), Cody Ragsdale (Hannah), Ryan Carter (Blake), Ashton Schuman (Justin) Brandon Waters, Joseph Maulden (Sierra), and Caleb Lee (Martina); 10 great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl Stevens (Richard) of Hoboken; sisters-in-law, Tiny Thomas (Jerome) and Lawanda Westberry (Buddy) and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.



Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday (February 9, 2023) starting at 10am at Hoboken Baptist Church.



A funeral service will be held Thursday morning(February 9, 2023) at 11am with Rev. Ben Glosson and Rev. Fred Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Hoboken City Cemetery.



Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.



In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Satilla Hospice, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.



Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.


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Visitation

Thursday, February 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Burial

Hoboken City Cemetery

Raybon Rd., Hoboken , GA 31542

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