Sylvia Williams DuPriest

December 9, 1935 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 86)


Sylvia entered Eternal Rest at 7:15pm on 14 February 2022 after a long and valiant struggle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s and has rejoined her previous departed husband of (37) years, Robert Harrison DuPriest, Sr..

Sylvia was born on 9 December, 1935 in Union County, Florida. She received her High School Diploma from Lake City High School of Lake City, Florida in 1953. She married Papa on 23 March, 1957. After moving many, many times from south to north, north to south – they finally settled down in Lake City, Florida in the early 1990’s.

Sylvia was a loving and caring Mother and Nana to all children. Her faith in Jesus Christ was enormous and noticeable by all that met her. She was a kindergarten teacher at the First Advent Christian Church in Lake City, Florida in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. She always had a smile on her face and friendly to all – to include complete strangers. A positive role model for everyone that knew or met her.

A viewing will be at 7-9pm on 18 March 2022 at Guerry Funeral Home – 2659 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-2414. Funeral service will be at 11am on 19 March at Guerry Funeral Home. Burial services will be at the Memorial Cemetery of Lake City, NW Lake Jeffery Rd., Lake City FL immediately following the service, both led by Zach Douglas – a dear family member. Everyone is invited to 417 NW Hillsboro Street, Lake city, Florida 32055 after the burial to Celebrate the Life of Sylvia W. DuPriest.

In lieu of flowers, consider a Donation to the Good Samaritan Center (Memory Support: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care) in Memory of Sylvia W. DuPriest, at the following address:

Advent Christian Village

Good Samaritan Center

In Memory of Sylvia W. DuPriest

P.O. Box 4305

Dowling Park, FL 32064

Can also go to www.acvillage.net, go to bottom of page and click on ‘Support ACV’s Ministry’, click on ‘Giving Options’ for information on donations by credit card. Scroll down to Donation Form and under Designation choose ‘Other’ and type in the following: Good Samaritan Center ‘Memory Support for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care’, complete form and click on Donate button. Have any questions call (386) 658-5110 for assistance. Family thanks you in advance! 

Sylvia has (6) siblings: Ervina Mae Baumgardner (Deceased); Betty Gillen; Peggy Parrish (Deceased); Margaret Koon; Fletcher Williams; and Muncy Williams.

(5) Children: Stephen Cason; Robert DuPriest, Jr.; Deborah Baker; Pauline Marinaro; and David DuPriest.

(14) Grand-children and (14)  Great Grand-children.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sylvia Williams DuPriest, please visit our floral store.


March 18, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Guerry Funeral Home Chapel - Lake City

Funeral Service
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Guerry Funeral Home Chapel - Lake City

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