You were one of my biggest supporters and cheerleaders. Your positive energy and open heart made you so approachable. It was always so easy to talk to you, to express to you how I was feeling or what I was going through, and I wish I had taken a grater advantage of that quality while I had the chance. I'm so thankful for that time that we got to spend together, and for the words and stories that you shared with me. I am forever grateful for you countless acts of love and grace and the example that you set before me. My heart hurts because of how much I miss you, but I am so glad that you aren't in pain anymore. I'm beyond proud of you for never giving up, no what it was that life was throwing your way. You will forever be one of my greatest inspirations and I can't wait to see you again. I love you Auntie.
Shanera Ann Washington-Sylve entered into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 53. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 26, 1967. She was married to Randolph A. Sylve for more than 20 years. She was the mother of two daughters: Kaila M. Sylve and Kamri M. Sylve. She was the daughter of the late Cyrus C. Washington, Jr. and Jacqueline G. Washington. She was the sister of Inga W. Brown and Cyrus C. Washington III. She leaves behind a host of family members, including nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. She attended elementary school at St. Joan of Arc and Incarnated Word. She graduated from McDonough #35 Senior High School in 1985. While there, she was a member and captain of the Eaglettes Dance Team and served as a sophomore maid on the homecoming court. She furthered her education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management at Nicholls State University, graduating in 1991. In her professional career, she was employed at Norwest Financial, Delgado Community College, and Holy Cross College. In 1999, she became the owner and continued operating Sylve Starlight Dance Academy. She also helped manage and operate The Saxony Banquet and Reception Hall. She was a member of New Home Ministries, under the guidance of the late Bishop Robert C. Blakes, Sr. and Pastor Leroy J. Phoenix. In her free time, Shanera enjoyed studying the Lord's Word, listening to music, reading, going out to eat, and spending time with her family. Due to current circumstances, relatives and friends are invited to proceed in a drive through celebration of life. For details, contact the family at KailaSylve123@yahoo.com.
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Published in The Times-Picayune from May 17 to May 18, 2020.