Sylvester Wennie, 52, of Sayre, PA passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born on September 17, 1968, in Liberia, West Africa, the son of Hilary Wennie and Bilikula Polson.
Sylvester was very lively, was very funny, and loved to be around people. He loved to play soccer and was a “Soccer Dad.” He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Athens. Sylvester was President of the Salala District Citizens Union (SADCUA) in America, Inc. He was a member of the Liberian Men Association of Indiana.
He is predeceased by his father Hilary Wennie.
Sylvester is survived by his beloved wife whom he married on December 28, 2009, Iyee Dixon-Wennie, and his children Gustine, Miatta, Bilikula, Sianeh, and Arke. He is also survived by his mother Bilikula Polson, 4 brothers Jerry, Emmanuel, Augustine, and Morris, 3 sisters Musu, Cecelia, and Theresa, numerous aunts and uncles, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 9am-10am at the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the church at 10am with the Rev. Mark Cox officiating. The family is being cared for by Lowery-Urban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.
Committal services and burial will follow at Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, PA.
Memorial donations may be made in Sylvester’s’ memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810.
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