Sylvia Ann Sutton

Sunrise: October 13, 1951

Sunset: September 17, 2022

Sylvia Ann Sutton, 70, of Norfolk, VA, departed this life on Saturday, September 17, 2022.  Sylvia was a native of the Long Ridge community located in Chesapeake, VA, where she was affectionately reared in a Christian home by four generations that guided and molded her into a phenomenal woman.  She received her formative education in the Chesapeake city public schools and her Christian foundation started at Gabriel Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesapeake, VA.   


She graduated from Crestwood High School in 1971 with honors and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Norfolk State University, a Master of Science degree in Biology from Hampton University, and an Advanced Certificate in Counseling from Old Dominion University. She began her professional career at Norfolk State University in the division of Student Affairs, Student Support Services Program (TRIO programs), where she diligently worked to be a guiding light in the lives of her students for 48 years.   


Sylvia was predeceased by her parents Violet Jones and Lawrence Spellman. She leaves to cherish her memories: brother, Joseph N. Jones II (Yvette) of Chesapeake, VA; sister, Cindy Jones Williams of Eastern Shore, VA; three nephews, Joseph N. Jones III (nephew & son) of Suffolk, VA, Perry Jones (April) of Richmond, VA, Zechariah Jones of Henderson, North Carolina; niece, Joy Moseley (Lavell) of Chesapeake, VA; twelve great nieces and nephews; two uncles, Michael Wilborne and Albert Wilborne of Chesapeake, VA; two aunts, Minnie Watkins of Pensacola, FL, Linda Griffin of Chesapeake, VA; godson, Charles Branch, Jr. (Rita) of Chesapeake, VA; numerous other relatives, devoted family members and friends.

Viewing Friday, September 30, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00am First Baptist Church 418 E Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Entombment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Verna Walton Biwden says

    My deepest sympathy to Sylvia’s family! I just saw her at our class reunion last month! So sorry for your loss😭😭🌹🌹❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Lavell Moseley says

    R.I.P. Aunt Tootsie. We’re surely going to miss your beautiful soul!!

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    Vanessa Blowe says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers for Sylvia’s family. I will miss her positive spirit, uplifting smile and wonderful sense of style. She was a blessing to her students and coworkers.

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