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Mrs. Sylvia Marie Pointer, 70, gained her heavenly wings April 29, 2017.  She was born May 10, 1946 to the late James D. Pearson and Mary Ophelia Orr.  She was a faithful member of Rose Of Sharon Baptist Church and retired from Olan Mills after 40 years of service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Honey” Pointer; sister, Tarra Jones; stepfather, Jessie Jones.  She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted son, Darren (Jennifer) Pointer; sisters, Berlinda Jones and Sophia Jones; seven grandchildren, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.   Funeral services will be held at 10: am Friday, May 5, 2017 at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.  The body will lie in state after 12 noon Thursday, May 4 at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    With deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
    ~ Patsy Heard   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    My sympathy to the family on your loss. Its hard to understand the reason why our loved ones have to leave, but being a child of God, he chose Ms. Sylvia to come home and be done with the issues of this world. She is at peace and in the arms of the Lord. Ms. Bea (Tony's mom) God bless you all
    ~ Beatrice Hudson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    Our Sympathy to the family,Sylvia is at peace with our Lord Jesus. Your friends and coworkers, the 0lan Mills Family.
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that Darren and the Pointer family and friends are feeling because of losing Sylvia recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14b "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; It will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon