Sylvia Summerlin Pugh

Sylvia Summerlin Pugh of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord, January 30, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Nick of 36 years; her mother, Doris Summerlin; sister, Kathy Harris and husband, Darryl of Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, Bennie Summerlin and his wife, Pat of Carrollton, Va., and Edward Summerlin and his wife, Charlotte of Pinellas Park, Fla.; her niece, Sharon Werner and husband, Matt; and nephew, Greg Summerlin and wife, Angela, all of Carrollton, Va.; one great-niece, Natalie Summerlin; and great-nephew, Matthew Werner. Sylvia was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Baptist Church, Richmond. Interment Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 1/31/2004 - 2/1/2004.

I remember all the fun times we had at Bethel Baptist Church, and I loved Sylvia and Nick for their caring and concern for the youth there. I have never met two people who loved the Lord or working with youth more than Nick and Sylvia. I have thought of them often over the years. I was so sad to hear of Sylvia's passing, but she is with the Lord, and we know we'll see her again. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nick.
Tiffany Wright (Baltimore, MD ) - February 6, 2004
Uncle Nick:
We love you and Aunt Sylvia very much; she will be greatly missed. May you find some comfort in knowing that your whole family will be praying for you.
Angela and Greg Summerlin (Carrollton, VA ) - February 4, 2004
Patricia and I are truly saddened by the loss of Sylvia but we both know she is in the arms of the Saviour. I pray you are able to rest in HIS arms as well to receive the comfort only He can give
Michael Maxey (Williamsburg, VA ) - February 3, 2004
I have wonderful memories of Sylvia when I was a member of the youth group at Bethel Baptist Church. She was always there, helping with the youth group activities. She was a quiet but strong presence, and a very positive influence on my life as a teenager. It has been many years since I have seen Sylvia, and I was very saddened to hear the news. Nick-you are in my thoughts.
Tracie Stone (Austin, TX ) - February 3, 2004
I only knew of Sylvia through the women's retreat and her sister Kathy. I pray the Good Lord will give you and your family the strength and courage to get through this difficult time. Your loss will be his gain. She was a lovely person!
Vicki Hull (Ruckersville, VA ) - February 3, 2004
I work at HRH Corporate Office and only knew Sylvia briefly. Please know that she will be greatly missed. Also, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Murphy (Richmond, VA ) - February 3, 2004
Nick - I wanted to express how sorry I am for your loss. I was stunned and saddened to learn of Sylvia's passing. We worked together at HRH for some time and I always found her to be helpful, caring and dedicated. I remember her relating the story of your vacation to New England and how beautiful it was. Please know that she will always remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew her and I pray that you will be comforted by your faith and the love of family and friends.
God bless you, Yvonne.
Yvonne Authement (Chesapeake, VA ) - February 3, 2004
Sylvia was truly a wonderful energetic person. She will be missed by the many lives she has touched. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who will truly miss her.
God Bless.
Tammy Beal (Clearwater, FL ) - February 3, 2004
Nick, I had the pleasure of meeting & working with Sylvia @ HRH during the construction of the new HRH building. She was a wonderful, kind, beautiful woman who shed light wherever she went. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Erin Scott (Pittsburgh, PA  - February 2, 2004
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Sylvia not only from high school but from our days at Briarfield as well. We had several grade levels together and I will forever treasure those days of innocence we shared.
Ron Smith (Newport News, VA )  - February 2, 2004
Nick, I am very sorry for your loss. Sylvia was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.
Kimberly Reynolds (Richmond, VA ) - February 2, 2004
I met Sylvia a couple of years ago at the women's retreat along with her sister Kathy. I was saddened to hear of her death, because no one wants to leave anyone behind. But I am very happy knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior. She was a wonderful woman and truly a woman of God! I'm very fortunate to have known her.
Carol Miller (Chester, VA ) - February 2, 2004
Sylvia was a wonderful co-worker and a beautiful person.  She will be missed by all that knew her.  Nick, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.  God Bless.
Drew Apperson (Glen Allen, VA ) - February 1, 2004
Nick, I pray that God will Bless, Keep and Console you during this difficult time.  Allow him to give you that peace that passes all human understanding.
Cheryl Easter (Richmond, VA ) - February 1, 2004
Betty Sclater & June August

We were employees of HRH of Charlottesville and met Sylvia at that time. She was a friendly and caring person and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time.
Betty Sclater (Charlottesville, VA ) - January 31, 2004
I will miss your sweet smiling face and your laughter. Nick, you are both in our prayers.
Sharon Redstrom (Chesterfield, VA )  - January 31, 2004
Nick - I am deeply saddened to learn of Sylvia's death. I am so very sorry. Please know that you are not alone, my friend, as God will comfort you in this most difficult time in your life. I am here for you at any time, Nick, all you need to do is call and I will be there.
In God's Love,
David McGhee (Mechanicsville, VA )  - January 31, 2004
Sylvia and I met 16 years ago at work and remained friends since that day. She was a truly wonderful person. I loved her and I will miss her dearly. There will be a tremendous void in my life as will be true for all who knew her. My sincere condolences and prayers will be with Nick and the rest of her family as they go through this difficult time. She was quite a woman and will be remembered by many.
Sophie Grider (Hanover, VA )  - January 31, 2004