2019-01-16 / Obituaries

Sibyl Bostwick


Sibyl Marion Chandler Bostwick passed away Jan. 14, 2019, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.

Mrs. Bostwick was born Sept. 14, 1921, to the late Charles Stuart and Alberta Brightwell Chandler. She graduated from Blakely Union High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Ga. She was married to William Leon Bostwick for 51 years until his death on May 24, 1996. Mrs. Bostwick was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and served in many capacities, including Sunday School teacher, member of the Women’s Missionary Union and pianist for the church choir. She was known for her wit, compassion and encouraging words. She loved and served her God, her family and others. She retired from the Orange County School System in Orlando, Fla., after 30 years of teaching.

Survivors include three sons, Chan Bostwick and Isamu of North Hollywood, Calif., Dale Bostwick and Sandra of Valdosta, Ga., and Greg Bostwick and Michele of Tallahassee, Fla.; three grandchildren, Sarah Bostwick Knapp and Patrick, Kimberly Bostwick Aers and Mick, and Ken Lawlor and Rachel; five greatgrandchildren: Mia DeWolf, Aiden Knapp, Catie Grace Knapp, Brandon Knapp, and Kinsley Lawlor. The family expresses enormous appreciation to her caregivers Winona Love, Kaye Slay and Jackie Williams.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, Jan.17, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church sanctuary. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11 a.m. with Dr. Michael Warren officiating. Interment will be at the Blakely Cemetery. Pallbearers are Paul Bostwick, Ray Bostwick, Paul Chandler, Tim Chandler, Billy Fleming and Buck Holley.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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