Sylvia D. Mann

Published 8:52 am Thursday, December 2, 2010

Boykins – Sylvia Davis Mann, 81, died November 30, 2010, following a lengthy illness. A native of Northampton County NC, she was a daughter of the late Dosia Jones Davis and Ira Leroy Davis. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper for the family business, and an active member of Severn Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Melvin E. Mann, Sr.; her daughter, Diane M. Francis of Capron VA; two sons, Melvin E. Mann, Jr. of Richmond VA and J. Michael Mann and wife, Betty, of Boykins; five grandchildren, Angie F. Floyd and husband, Claude, of Chesapeake VA, Vernie W. Francis, III and wife, Holly, of Capron VA, Maggie A. Mann of Richmond VA, Molly K. Mann of Charlottesville VA, and M. Cole Mann of Boykins; and a great grandchild, Sydney E. Floyd, of Chesapeake VA. She was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Randolph Davis of Portsmouth VA and Ralph W. Davis of Clarksville TN. She is survived by sisters and a brother, Carolyn D. Sanders and husband, Art, of Fort Pierce FL, Jean D. Warren of Murfreesboro NC, Dorothy W. Davis of Portsmouth VA, Wayland B. Davis and wife, Song, of Freeport FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, from 6 pm-8 pm at Wright Funeral Home in Boykins. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, December 4 at 11 am in Severn NC Cemetery with Rev. Brent Hobbs and Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Family will receive friends at home following interment. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her honor are requested to: Memorial Fund, Severn Baptist Church, Box 502, Severn NC 27877 or to your local chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be offered at