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Sylvia (Giddens) Stallings

May 28, 1940 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 79)

Sylvia Giddens Stallings, 79, a life-long resident of Willard, NC passed peacefully  from this earthly life to her eternal rest on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

She was born on May 28, 1940 in Pender County and was the daughter of the late William Gray and Mary Dale Sherman Giddens. 

Sylvia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Eric Cleveland Stallings; daughters, Ronda S. Strickland and husband Albert of Burgaw and Karen S. Mills and husband, Dennis of Willard; granddaughter, Erica Taylor of Willard; grandsons, Adam Strickland of Burgaw and Casey  Taylor of Willard; sisters, Sharon G. Hilton and husband Lynn, Freda Moore and Jean Puderback and husband Jack; brothers, Kenneth Giddens and wife Linda, Buddy Giddens and Charles Giddens and wife Nancy; special nephew and caregiver, Spencer Giddens and numerous extended family and friends that loved Sylvia dearly.

Sylvia was a loving wife and wonderful mother, grandmother and sister who cared greatly for her family.  She was a quiet and kindhearted woman who always put the needs of others before her own, never expecting anything in return.  Being a hard worker, Sylvia was a loyal employee of Department of Social Services, Kramer’s Department Store, Katz Department Store and J.P. Stevens of Wallace for many years.  She enjoyed working, traveling, shopping and playing Bingo.  Most of all Sylvia enjoyed taking care of her family.  She always saw the good in everyone. Sylvia will surely be missed but cherished memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel. 

Burial will follow the service at Giddens Cemetery in Willard.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 11:50am, one-hour prior the service, on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

The family extends a special Thank You to Nancy, Felicia, Joyce, Kevon and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the kindness and compassionate care given to Sylvia.

Memorial gifts may be given to Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC  27565 or you may donate online at

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wallace, NC.  910-285-4005




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