Sylvia Nichols Smith Baisey, age 77, of Aulander, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 1, 1937 to the late Alvah and Eunice Brewer Farmer Nichols in Hertford County. Sylvia worked as a Knitter for West Point Pepperell before retiring after 24 years. In her earlier years she loved fishing and crabbing with her lifelong friend, Linda Terry and spending time with friends and family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Sylvia loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. In later years she returned to her home church, Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, with her family to serve her Lord and Savior.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death her sisters, Emma Jones, Dorothy Pritchard, and Velma Mitchell, brothers, Samuel J. Farmer, Friday Farmer, and Ray Farmer.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Langdale and her husband Larry of Kill Devil Hills, NC, two sons, Ronnie Elton Smith of Aulander, NC and James “B.B.” Baisey Jr. and his wife Celeste of Greenville, NC, sister, Idell F. Harrell of Ahoskie, NC; two brothers, James Farmer of Murfreesboro, NC and Alvah “Nick” Nichols and his wife Carol of San Diego, CA; three granddaughters Sheryl Alligood and her husband Mark of Edenton, NC, Jenna Smith of Aulander, NC and Taylor Baisey of Chapel Hill, NC, great-granddaughter, Sara Alligood of Edenton, NC, two great-grandsons, Landon Parker of Aulander, NC and Connor Alligood of Edenton, NC and sister-in-laws, Frances Farmer of Ahoskie, NC and Evelyn Farmer of Aulander, NC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, February 11, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, Aulander, NC, with the Reverend, Taylor Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Millennium Christian Daycare, PO Box 147, Aulander, NC 27805.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Baisey family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
* The family will assemble at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC at 10:15 AM Wednesday morning for processional line up to the service*