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Thelma Lee Sargent

February 17, 1920 December 11, 2011
Thelma Lee Sargent
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In Loving Memory

Thelma Lee Winston Sargent died on December 11, 2011 at the age of 91 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA.  She was born on Feburary 17, 1920 in Philadelphia and grew up in Darby Township with her parents Edwin and Charity Winston.

Thelma was educated in the Darby public school system where she was regularly called upon to provide music for morning assembly.  Upon graduating from school in 1938, Thelma married Harold R. Holmes.  To this union 2 daughters were born, Wilma and Margaret.

Thelma returned to school in 1955 and became a licensed practical nurse.  She worked private duty cases in nursing homes and established a long lasting career at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA where she was among the 1st African American personnel.

As a child, Thelma was taught to love the Lord and accepted Christ as her Savior when just a youngster.  Her very 1st membership was at the Emanuel Baptist Church in Darby Township.  In later years, she joined 90th Street Mount Hermon Baptist Church where she joyously directed her beloved senior choir.  When failing health prevented her from continuing, she rejoiced in hearing the Voices of Mt. Hermon under the direction of Minister Carlton (or as she called him "the maestro").  She loved the Lord as a child and loved him enven more as she lived out her final moments.  Thelma worked while it was day, going out to church to hear the word as long as she could, singing and praising God.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Wilma Jones and Margaret Hardcastle; grandsons Dwayne R. Monroe, Robert L. Jones, Jr. and Michael V. Jones; great-granddaughters, Kayla Marie and Bobbi Cierra Jones; a special niece and nephew Reginald and Cheryl James; nieces, nephews and her extended family at 90th Street Mt. Hermon BC.

There will be a viewing held on Saturday, December 17th 9:00 AM at 90th Street Mount Hermon Baptist Church located at 6232-34 Jefferson Street.  The funeral service will start at 10:00 AM.  Final resting place to conclude at Fernwood Cemetery.

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