Helena Rebecca Williams "Helen" Sivyer
January 10, 1926 - August 17, 2019

Helen was born on January 10th, 1926 in Miami, Florida. She grew up in Miami, graduated from Jackson High School, and enjoyed friends, church, and family. As a teen, she played the flute and piccolo in the marching band and loved music.

On June 21, 1946, right after WWII, Helen married her high school sweetheart, Don, and they began their life together. Together they raised seven children and enjoyed as a family camping trips, picnics at the local beaches, and being a part of the local Baptist church. Upon retirement, in 1983, the family moved to Live Oak, Florida, where, over the years, Helen helped run the family u-pick blueberry farm, sang in the church choir with Don, bowled with Don and friends on their bowling team, Lucky Strikes, and entertained family and friends at their home, which always welcomed extra friends and family both at the dinner table and overnight stays. Helen also loved to crochet and would often give her handcrafted creations as cherished gifts. Most of all, Helen is lovingly remembered as a devoted Christian wife, mother, "Granny" and friend to all who knew her.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Don Sivyer, two sisters, Sarah Lanham and Pauline Adams, and her great-grandson, Mason Glassgold. Survivors include her seven children: Lucy Spencer (Hugh) of Live Oak, FL., Don Sivyer, Jr. (Julie) of Augusta, GA., Sally Bennett (Richard) of Parrish, FL., Nancy Simmons (Tony) of Jupiter, FL., Susan Halvorson (Steve) of Boulder, CO., John Sivyer (Ofie) of Tallahassee, FL., and Dan Sivyer (Tina) of Live Oak; 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; one sister: Emma Jean Crocker of Thomasville, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church, 5203 County Road 795, Live Oak, FL, and both the funeral service and interment at the church cemetery will immediately follow at 5:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Helen's memory to Antioch Baptist Church

Please sign the guestbook at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.
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