Sylvia Dean Ayres


Mrs. Sylvia Dean Ayres, 79, of Parksley, wife of the late Herman Wilson Ayres Sr., passed away April 29, 2022, at her residence.

Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Scottie” Scott and the late Beatrice Williams Scott. One of five children, she was called “Tib” by her siblings. Sylvia worked for over 30 years at Perdue. Having family from Tangier, she absolutely loved visiting friends and family there. She would even sneak off without letting her family know! Her family was especially important to her and she delighted in taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sylvia is survived by two sons, Herman “HW” Wilson Ayres Jr., of Parksley, and Charles N. “Chuck” Ayres (Krysten), of Parksley; sisters, Cora Sue Campbell (Jimmy), of Exmore, Vicky Thornes (Bobby), of Parksley, and Debbie Russell (Allen), of Parksley; a brother, Newman Scott (Sharon), of Onancock; grandchildren, Joseph Ayres (Christine Remington), of Parksley, and Cody Ayres of Parksley; great-grandchild, Raven Ayres; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11 a.m., from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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