On July the fourth 2019, Sylbia Jean Dark passed away, surrounded by family
after 4 years of declining health. Jean was born in 1941, one of 14 children to George A. Sr, and Beulah "Monnie" Hudson. Surviving life with 13 brothers and sisters on the family farm could not have been easy, but it formed one of the defining qualities of her life, her love and service to family. She graduated from Silk Hope High School, a feat that today may seem ordinary, but in those days was a true accomplishment. She married the love of her life, Percy "Sonny" Dark of Mt.Vernon Springs in 1960 at a simple ceremony on a very hot day in July at one of her sisters' house. Complete with ice packs for the groom's head, they were surrounded by family. In 1962, they had their only son, Johnny. Nameless jobs for long forgotten companies rounds out her professional resume. But that was not what she measured life in. It was family. She was always one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave whenever help was needed. From an egg custard pie to helping build a house or just a smile, she was there, helping her family. If you left her house hungry or thirsty, it was your own fault. She loved her flower gardens and was "Crazy 'bout Elvis" but in 1998 the true sparkle of Jean's eye was born. Caitlyn Grace Dark, her only grandchild, to her son Johnny and his wife Carol. Simple words on this sheet cannot begin to express the love she had for Cate. Watching her grow up, always there to help and support, bought her the greatest joy of her life. Family. So as you read this, don't be sad. Remember her as a daughter, sister, wife,mother, grandmother, friend. A giving heart and a kind soul. Think of a memory you have of her, and smile. Our world maybe a little darker, but heaven is a little brighter. She was laid to rest at Chatham Memorial Park, Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM. A simple graveside service for an extraordinary lady, surrounded by friends and family . Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.