We have lost another of God’s servants, Sylvester Peoples, age 69, who transitioned to his Eternal home on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Born May 18, 1948 in Stanly County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Angeline Peoples. “Sly” as he was known to his friends touched the lives of thousands at the correctional center ministry and the local high school youth groups. His favorite quote was, “I count it all Joy”. Sylvester was a believer and he found joy in spreading the Gospel. He had a big smile and a sparkling spirit that always lifted-up those around him even as he dealt with health and life challenges. We give thanks to The Almighty for his life.
He was educated in the public schools of Stanly County and attended the historic West Badin High School, Badin, North Carolina. Sylvester was employed in the food industry. He was a masterful barbeque chef who enjoyed catering parties. His hobbies included golfing and fishing. He was a member of the Kairos ministry. Prior to declining health, Sylvester had begun writing his memoirs.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Edward Peoples and two sisters: Angelette Peoples and Brigit Peoples.
As we bid farewell to our beloved, be assured that we will meet again. Sylvester’s memory and legacy will forever remain in our hearts. Survivors are: a daughter, Erica (Minister Burmine) McCall, Sr., Badin, North Carolina; four grandchildren: Burmine McCall, II, Justin McCall, Elijah McCall and Isaiah McCall; three brothers: Lonnie (Deborah) Peoples, New London, North Carolina, Steve (Crystal) Peoples, High Point, North Carolina and Larry (Aciba) Peoples, Powder Springs, Georgia; three sisters: Carolyn Peoples Wall and Barbara Peoples Hinson, both of Badin, North Carolina and Pamela Peoples Smith, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends in Florida & North Carolina.
Truly the Lord is saying, “Welcome home, my good and faithful servant”.