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Sylvia Billingsley Morgan

Sylvia Ann Billingsley Morgan passed away unexpectedly at her home, in Webster, NC on May 13, 2022. 


Sylvia was born in Reidsville, NC and graduated from Reidsville Senior High School and received a BA in Journalism and English at East Carolina University in 1990 and a degree in Diagnostic Neurology at Southwestern Community College in1998.   While working at Duke Energy in Charlotte, Sylvia met the love of her life and the father of her most precious joy, Kathleen.  Sylvia and Neal were married in 2000, and Kathleen was born in 2002.

Sylvia was caring, giving, compassionate, quick witted, and cared more about others than she did about herself.  She was an adoring mother and wife, cherished daughter, and a selfless and loving sister and friend. One of her many joys had been working in the guidance office at Smoky Mountain High School, in Sylva, NC. Most recently, Sylvia discovered her love of plants and flowers, especially succulents, and developed a popular, independent business, “The Loopy Gnome”.

In addition to her husband, Larry Neal Morgan, Jr and daughter Kathleen Carter Morgan of Harvest, Alabama, she leaves behind her parents, Jerry and Carolyn Billingsley of Clarksville, Va, and her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Simon Bergman of Winston Salem. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Linda Buchanan and her father-in-law, Larry Neal Morgan. 

A private memorial will be held by the family and a celebration of life will be held sometime in the future. 


in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sylvia’s name to Catman2, attn: Kaleb, 637  Bo Cove road, Cullowhee, NC  28723;  catman2.org 

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Really shocked to hear that Sylvia passed away. Hadn’t seen her in a very long time. I will always remember from the 1980s what a smart, genuine, hilarious old soul she was when we were young, the great times we had together at Buggs Island & how much she loved her family & friends. So very sad to hear she is gone.

Richard Allison Jul 16 2022 12:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Morgan

Patty Lord May 29 2022 8:22 AM

Sylvia was such an amazing person and a dear friend. She will be sorely missed. Prayers to her family.

Shannon Case Gauldin May 27 2022 10:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Morgan

Shirley Ensley May 26 2022 6:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Morgan

Kim JAMISON May 25 2022 8:52 PM

Jerry, Carolyn,Sheila, Neal and Kat, I’m so sorry for the loss of such an amazing person. Sylvia was a great friend to me throughout our school years in Reidsville through my time at ECU. We had some really great times and I will always cherish them. When my mom passed in 2020, Sylvia sent me the most thoughtful card and shared memories of my mom that meant so much to me. My prayers are with all of you during this time.

Kim Liebscher Marpoe May 23 2022 10:41 PM

Jerry, Carolyn, and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Sylvia's passing. You and your.family are in my prayers.

Samantha Palmer-Fettig May 23 2022 3:58 PM

To Carolyn and family~
So very sorry to hear this sad news. May the love and sympathy of others support, comfort and sustain you during this heartbreaking time.

Linda Stanfield Kilgariff May 23 2022 10:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Morgan

Nell Washburn May 22 2022 3:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Morgan

Jessica Morgan May 19 2022 6:32 PM

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