Edith L. Sylvester "Edie"

Edith L. Sylvester, 96 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

“I’ve lived a good life and God bless you all. "

Edith was born in Downingtown, PA, the daughter of the late Lucy (Deets) and Earl K. Lemmon. She retired as a page for the Delaware House of Representatives in 2005. Her memberships include the Gruptone Society, the Coatesville Brandywine Valley Association, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the Wilmington Women’s Republican Club, the New Castle Moose Lodge and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation.

Edie was the past grand guardian for Job’s Daughters, a member of the Naomi Chapter of the Eastern Star and a very active member of Limestone Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, Edie was predeceased by her brother, Thomas N. Deets in 2009 and her daughter, Sandra E. Sylvester in 2015. She leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish her memory.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 AM at Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Limestone Presbyterian Church at the address above. Online condolences may be sent to


Submitted by Angela D Thomas on
I am very sorry for your family's loss. May the compassionate and loving words of our Heavenly Father help you coming from Isaiah 57:15. He will always support you as much as you need him in the coming days ahead.

Submitted by Peg Danner on
Edie was a wonderful person and a very good mentor and friend. I will miss her! May she rest in peace. Thoughts and Prayers being sent.