November 28, 1929 - February 11, 2017
Sylvia Matleen Key, 87, of Damascus, Virginia passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on November 28, 1929, a daughter of the late James and Jane Owens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank Key; a daughter, Sharon Denise Key; a son, Howard F. Key; two sisters, Mary Della Dunn and Pearl Winters; five brothers, Ham Owens, William Namon Owens, Ruben Owens, Jess Owens, and Robert Owens; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. She was a resident of Damascus, VA for most of her life and was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Damascus. Sylvia was a member of High Point Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Timothy S. Key and Jeffrey A. "Tony" Key and his wife, Mary, all of Damascus, VA; two daughters, Tammy L. Key and her best friend, Mandy Henley, of Bristol, VA and Wanda Matney of Damascus, VA; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren with one great grandchild on the way; several special nieces and nephews; and her special caretakers whom she loved like daughters, Bridget Link, Kathy Howard, Lori Lee, and Ruth Horne. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 7:45 PM Monday, February 13, 2017 at High Point Baptist Church, 18255 Limestone Drive, Meadowview, VA 24361. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM Monday at the church with Pastor Robbie Coggins officiating. The committal service and interment will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, VA. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at High Point Baptist Church on Tuesday by 10:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike "Elsie" Owens, Josh Riggs, Tyler Fain, David Widener, Josh Key, Brandon Kestner, Norman Johnson, and James Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Buddy Field, T.J. Key, Kyle F. Key, and the men of High Point Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to High Point Baptist Church. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Key and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236; ph.#: (276) 475-3631.
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