SYLVIA PHYALL, daughter of the late Myrtle Jones and Garfield Randolph was born on April 26, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the last of fourteen children. She was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 7, 2022.
Sylvia met and married the late Handy Phyall in 1953, and she was the proud mother of six children, James, Joanne, Teresa, Evelyn, Aletha and Handy.
Sylvia received her education through the Baltimore City Public School System. She was affectionately known as "Silverado" by her grandchildren. She had a strong love for her family and was always willing to open her heart and her home to so many others.
Sylvia loved caring for her children as well as her grandchildren. Her early endeavors included various jobs, and she later became the First African American Business Owner of Arundel's on Monument Street. Sylvia has been serving the community for over fifty years. Sylvia's love for her customers and the community was shown by her generosity. She loved to cook and often cooked meals for the community and the homeless for the holidays. Sylvia was know for the best "Chicken Boxes" in Baltimore City. She had a heart of gold and was always willing to help someone in need.
Sylvia accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age, under the leadership of Reverend George E. Vanderford. She later joined United Baptist Church and became a Missionary. Sylvia was a dedicated member and willingly contributed her time and service.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her daughter, Aletha Phyall and her thirteen siblings.
She leaves to mourn: two sons, James Douglass and Handy Phyall; three daughters, Joanne Douglas, Teresa Phyall and Evelyn Harris; one son-in-law, Robert Harris; two daughters-in-law, Zainap Douglas and Lenora Phyall; eighteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.