Sylvia Childs McLeran

Sylvia Childs Mc Leran passed away unexpectedly at home. She was 73. Born in Jordan Mines, Virginia to Arnold and Mary Raeburn Bowen Childs, her family moved to Florida in 1955, and was a graduate of Bradford High School in 1961. She retired after 23 years of working at the University of Florida as a financial assistance counselor in the Gastroenterology and Rheumatology departments at Shands. Sylvia was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was an avid reader, loved to work puzzles and to garden. She also loved movies and Broadway plays. Sylvia thoroughly enjoyed traveling, especially to New York City and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and searching for the largest roller coasters to ride with her grandson Matt.
Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Leonard Mc Leran; daughters Gwendy Short (Jim Mason), Pamela Mc Leran (Roy Collins), and Sherri Mc Leran (Jeff Peuser); her beloved grandson Matthew Short; siblings and in-laws Norma Johnson, Loretta Phillips, Judy Jerrell, Lottie Childs, Albert Childs (Debbie), Dawn Segler (Lawton), and Nanette Childs (Danny Johnson); and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and two beloved dogs, Lady and Duffy.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions please be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231, American Cancer Society 2119 SW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32608, or to the charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday Dec. 11, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Wellborn United Methodist Church, 12005 Co Rd 137, Wellborn, FL 32094. www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!