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Sylvia Edison Sweat Cousino
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1931
Death: May 13, 2010

Sylvia Cousino (1931 - 2010)

Sylvia Sweat Reeves Cousino, 78, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 following an extended illness. Born in Lake City, October 18, 1931 to the late Bill Sweat and Sadie Scarborough Sweat. A native and longtime resident of Lake City, Mrs. Cousino was a graduate of Columbia High School, where she was active in Girl Scouts, played in the band, and was an avid basketball player on the varsity squad, a team undefeated during her senior year. She received a business education in accounting and office automation in Tallahassee and subsequently worked as a bookkeeper for several Lake City businesses, including Haygood Summers Auto Sales, Hackney Brothers, and Summerall (Hunter) Printing. For many years, she was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary #57 in Lake City, holding several offices including President. She was a member of the Lake City Moose Lodge Chapter 1399. In recent years she served as a volunteer assisting senior citizens. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City. She especially enjoyed fresh and salt water fishing, playing bingo, and assembling picture puzzles. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Cousino.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane Cronin & grandson, Jason Cronin both of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Sharon Greene (Richard Stanley-deceased) of Lake City, FL and Sonya (August) Johnston of Chesterfield, VA; brothers, Sam (Barbara) Sweat of Lake City, FL & Ray (Linda) Sweat of Hopkins, SC; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care during her final months as a resident there.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in Memorial Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 with Dr. Roy Martin officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening May 18, 2010 at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 3596 U.S. Hwy 441 S., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1954 is in charge of arrangements. Please sign our guestbook at

Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
P.O. Box 2263
3596 S. Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32056
Phone: (386) 752-1954
Family links: 
  Bill F. Sweat (1904 - 1973)
  Sadie Marie Scarborough Sweat (1909 - 1985)
  Albert L. Cousino (1920 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Cemetery
Lake City
Columbia County
Florida, USA
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: May 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52464911
Sylvia Edison <i>Sweat</i> Cousino
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Sylvia Edison <i>Sweat</i> Cousino
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 Added: May. 16, 2010

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