Sylvia Dee Styles Duncan, 81, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in her home at Sardis, AR. She was born July 6, 1937 in Sardis to the late Joseph Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Styles. She was a cheerleader and played basketball at Bryant High School and graduated in 1955. She was a cheerleader and participated in archery at the College of the Ozarks, where she met the Captain of the football team, Bill Duncan, her future husband. They were married on August 25, 1956.
They moved to Gruver, Texas and resided there for 38 years. Her love of children led her to open a Preschool/Daycare in which she cared for and instructed children for over 30 years. During this time she not only taught Sunday School at Gruver Church of Christ but was also actively involved in the Gruver community helping those in need.
In 1994 she moved back to Sardis to care for her mother. After her mother’s death in 2000, she remained in Sardis and was active in the North Little Rock Church of Christ and River Street Church of Christ. Her love of her family and others demonstrated her servant’s heart and reflected her Christian faith.
Sylvia Dee is survived by her beloved husband, Bill Duncan; her son, Danny Duncan; siblings, AV “Bud” (Dorothy) Styles and Mary (Bob) Wagner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Styles; siblings, Leamon Styles, James Doyle (“JD”) Styles, Elsie Restum, Lucy Nutt, Tracy Styles, Joil (“Jody”) Styles, Billy Joe Styles, and infant brother and sister.
A special appreciation of thanks to all of Sylvia’s caregivers.
Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home, 306 South Main, Benton, AR 72015. Funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Dennis Gage.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Relief Fund, PO Box 19670, Amarillo, TX 79114.