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Sylvia S. Talley

Sylvia S. Talley of Suffolk, VA passed away on December 28, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Mack and Lydia Scroggs.

She attended Granby High School in Norfolk, VA.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, William M. Talley and daughter, Linda Santaniello, both of Suffolk, VA. Three grandchildren, William M. Talley, Betsy Desjardins and husband, Tom and Robert Talley all of China Village, Maine; three great grandchildren, Isabelle, Lillian and Will and nieces and nephew, Charlotte, Bonnie and Jim.

Sylvia was known for love of arts and crafts. Her talents included sewing and most any type of painting. She enjoyed simple things in life like her pets, feeding her feral cat, family and bird watching. Reading was a favorite quiet pastime.

The family would like to thank the staff at Emily Green Shores for their professional and loving care during her time living there.

Burial will be private at a later date at Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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My wife Naomi and l wish to convey our condolences to Sylvia's family. She was a wonderful neighbor and we enjoyed many chats with her as she walked with Rascal.

Wayne Britt Dec 31 2021 10:17 PM

Sylvia was my neighbor and friend for many years. I would watch her paint at my kitchen table. She painted beautifully. She had a God given talent. She will be missed.

Priscilla Carter Dec 31 2021 6:09 PM

Linda, I am sorry to hear about your mother. Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family

Danise P Archer Dec 31 2021 9:10 AM

Linda, you cared lovingly for your mom. She is painting now a beautiful picture of your last outing together……remember the many lovely times together you had.

June Rice Dec 30 2021 7:29 PM

I was so fortunate to have a wonderful visit with grandma just this last month. It was so nice to see her. I will miss you so much Grandma. Love you always 💓 💗

William Talley Dec 30 2021 6:37 PM