|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1940|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 2006|
Sylvester was a 16-year resident of Apple Valley. Born in Praco, Ala. He was the son of James Blue and Mary Pearl Parker. During his early years, Sylvester's family moved to West Virginia, where he enjoyed listening to his dad sing baritone with the gospel quartet group that traveled throughout West Virginia and the eastern United States. Sylvester's singing career began at the age of 5 when his grandmother would have him sing special songs during the church services. At the age of 15, Sylvester's family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended John Adams High School and was the baritone/tenor with the high school quartet. After graduation from high school he was accepted into the Cleveland Conservatory of Music. While attending college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served as military advisor. Even in the military, his talents were known among the officers. He would often sing for the generals parties and special events. After completeing his time in the Army, Sylvester returned to college to complete his degree. He was the music and choir director for the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ, where he met his wife, Sylvia, who sang in the choir. They were married July 24, 1975. Sylvia was truly a helpmate to him, supporting and encouraging him as they traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, England and Korea. Sylvester's love and passion has always been for music. Sylvester is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sylvia; four daughters, Arnetta, Felicia, Heather and Angel; son, Sylvester James; mother, Mary Pearl Parker; brother, James Blue; sister, Janice Blue and a host of relatives and friends who so faithfully encouraged and prayed for him.
Note: Sunset Hills Mortuary handled arrangements.
Sunset Hills Memorial Park
San Bernardino County
Created by: Diane Gilliam Corhn
Record added: Jan 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17312142
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Sylvester Blue, thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I only found you a year ago but I listen to your voice everymoring. You are so pure and beautiful. I was sad for me, that you have already went home to be with the Lord, but I am very happy f...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 5, 2013
Just a note for an old Army buddy and to his friends and family. I knew Sly in the service. I loved his gift of voice Gad gave him, also participated in his dream of playing major league baseball.Rev. Emory Davis|
Added: Jul. 4, 2011
This note (from a fellow John Adams graduate and choir member) is left as a tribute to his wonderful talent and kindness.|
Added: Apr. 28, 2009
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