Marjorie D. Head Sylvester (1936-2017)

Marjorie D. Head Sylvester was born in Austin, Texas on November 2nd, 1936. She passed from this life at her home in Cocoa Beach, Florida, surrounded by her family, on December 4th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Giffney Head and her sister, Darlene Daniels. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of over 63 years, Chriss Sylvester, Jr., and their daughters, Kathy Hodges of Georgetown, Texas and Karen Crooks and her husband Ken of Cocoa Beach, Florida, grandchildren Garrett and Melissa Crooks of Bryan, Texas and Jacob and Jillian Ballesteros of Georgetown, Texas and great grandsons Jordan and Liam Crooks. Marjorie is also survived by her sister, Georgie Green of Buda, Texas, and her brother, Jerry Head, and numerous nieces and nephews. A faithful member of the Church of Christ, Marjorie loved, and was beloved, by so many in Florida and Texas.

Marjorie loved beautiful flowers, warm weather and HGTV. She also received much joy from her furry companions, Smores and Praline. But most of all, she loved people. She always had a ready smile and an open heart for everyone.

A memorial service for Marjorie will be held at Merritt Island Church of Christ on December 16th, 2017 beginning at 2 PM. Burial will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Monday, December 18th at 2 PM. Funeral arrangements coordinated by Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home.

A celebration of Marjorie’s life will take place on January 13th, 2018 at 2 PM at the Buda/Kyle Church of Christ in Buda, Texas.

The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and staff at Cape Canaveral Hospital and the wonderful people of HealthFirst Hospice for their love and care for Marjorie during her illness. You may sign Marjorie’s guestbook at

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