Sylvia L. Birden was born February 11, 1961 in Venice, Florida to the Late Lloyd and Eva Camon. Preceding her in death was her youngest son, Ivan Demont Chambers. On September 13, 2021, she made her triumphant transition to glory, with her eyes looking towards heaven. Assuredly, the angels rejoiced at her arrival. Sylvia grew up in Arcadia, Florida where she attended public schools in Desoto County. She also met and married Ted Birden who also preceded her in death. Always keeping her faith, Sylvia loved the Lord and had a gift to minister. Her faith was strong as she was a true soldier in the army of the Lord. Sylvia worked for several Health Care Organizations including, Florida Hospital and Moffit Cancer Center, as well as being a caregiver for families. She had a beautiful soul spiritually and physically. Always being very kind to everyone. Sylvia is survived by three very loving and devoted children: sons, Derrick Hollimon Sr. and Jerry Chambers Jr.; daughter, Keisha Camon (Kevin Schropshire) all of Tampa, FL; five grandsons, Derrick Hollimon Jr. of Tampa, FL, Dequarion Hollimon of Arcadia, FL, Keshawn Graham, Clarence Kenner and Mehki Hollimon of Tampa, FL; two granddaughters, Kamari Kenner of Tampa, FL and Jeriyah Schropshire of Chattanooga, TN; two great grandsons, Master Arron Hollimon of Arcadia, FL and Master Jayceone Graham of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Natalie Montgomery and husband, Mich of Port Charolotte, FL and Shirley Wilson and husband, Thomas of Land O' Lakes, FL; three brothers, Sylvester Camon, Timothy Camon of Arcadia, FL; and Lewis Camon of South Dakota; four nieces, Sherrril Williams of McDonough, GA, Tisha Wilson of Tampa, FL, Myra Smith of Tallahassee, FL, and Ciara Camon of Naples, FL; four nephews, Cornell Mitchell of Tallahassee, FL, Demetrius Thomas of Punta Gorda, FL, Raymond Camon of Punta Gorda, FL and Steve Camon of Arcadia, FL and Keyshawn Camon of South, Dakota; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and close family friends. She will be missed tremendously.
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