Sylvia Rosamond Barbero, age 84 passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 in Ocoee Florida. The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. The funeral service will follow visitation at 3:30 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.
I DID IT MY WAY
Well allow me to begin by thanking each and every one of you whom have decided to join us here today for my going home service. I was born Sylvia Cole on April 29, 1929, to Hugh and Clora Cole in the City of Colon, Republic of Panama. We had a fairly large family that consisted of four boys and four girls; namely Gertrude Davey, Lucho Cole, Herbie Cole, Bertram Cole, Claudia Babb, Theda May Clark, all of whom have preceded me home to be with the Lord. I am survived by my Sister Marva Nuggent, and my youngest brother Merle Cole.
Theda, Marva and I really had some good times at our pokeno parties, I did not always win but I really enjoyed the quality time spent with my siblings. As a child I attended Mrs. Archers School in the City of Colon, and was baptized in Christ Church. There is where I came to know the Lord and accepted him as my Lord and Savior. In 1954 I met and married my beloved husband and father of my children, Florencio Barbero, affectionately known as "Barnes". Wow what a handsome gentlemen he was, he has preceded me and I hope we will meet again at the throne of our Lord. I was fortunate and Blessed to have seven children, Aurelio (Tony), Marcelino, Sonia, Mario, Mirna, Marisela, and Marla, whom I loved dearly with all my heart. From my children I was blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Rochelle, Sharde, Daryl, and Tamara. All whom I leave behind along with three Great Grandchildren to continue to life and always to remember you are neither less nor greater than anybody in life and with respect and dignity towards each other and strangers, will your paths be widen. Always remember I love you all and this is not goodbye, but until we meet again.
I enjoyed many things in life, cooking my Easter Buns, going to the market to buy my favorite foods such as fish and watermelon, my plants in my garden, but I could never figure out why I could never get those rose bushes to catch, but most of all I enjoyed attending San Juan Episcopal Church, were each week I was fed the manna that my Lord had for me so that I could face yet another day. Life was in no way or form easy for me or my family, we had to struggle through hard times, but as a mother and wife I had to do all that I could to push the family forward. Many may not understand why and how I did things, but I simply had to do it my way. Although the bells have rung and my name has been called, I regret nothing and give thanks to my Lord and Savior for every hour that I have spent on this earth with each of you, I love you and I must go now, trust in the Lord and he will direct your path as he has directed mine.