Sylvia Pratt Gunter, of Christiansburg, passed from this earth and joined the Lord on Feb. 24, 2021.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Paul Linwood Gunter, and their daughter, Rhonda Lynn Gunter.
After retirement, Sylvia and Paul enjoyed travelling to experience all 50 of the states. She was passionate about planting and tending her flowers and dancing. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. Her faith and love were pure. She will forever be in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her. She was as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.
Other surviving family members are her sisters, Pauline Poff and Mary Buckner; a brother, Lawton Pratt (Helen); brothers-in-law Sonny Gunter (Lora) and Jimmy Gunter (Carol); sisters-in-law, Jeanette Reynolds (Frank) and Olie Sue Morris; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Mullins and Alma Pratt; her sisters and brothers, Wilma Hubbard, Melvin Pratt, Ivan Pratt, Aldon Pratt, Freeman Pratt, Christine Bower, Hubert Pratt, Lenford Pratt, and Clinton Pratt.
Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Faith Christian Church, followed by funeral services with Pastor David Rhudy officiating. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery.
Thanks go to special neighbors Sharon and Denny Naglett, Randy and Joan Conner, Wayne Atkins, John and Kim Duncan, and Dustin and Amber Williams, and special friends Scottie Smith, Randy Flinchum, Wanda Garrison, David Rhudy, Sharon Johnson, Charlie’s Angels and the Church family for their never-ending prayers, support, and kindness.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Good Samaritan Hospice, Angie Sutphin and staff, Comfort Care Senior Home, Mary Harris and her staff, and the doctors and nurses at LewisGale Montgomery who cared for and showed compassion and kindness to us all.