Mary Sylvia “Penny” Van Slyke 70 of Charlotte, NC departed this earthly life on November 1, 2019 to her heavenly reward.
She was born on June 19, 1949 in Tuskegee Alabama to Albert Eugene Van Slyke and the late Mary Van Slyke.
Penny was a 1968 graduate of Jamaica High School in Jamaica, New York and graduated from Barber Scotia College. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 1973.
She worked diligently for Fieldcrest Cannon for 20 years. Penny was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.
Those left to cherish her memories include two sons: Alfred Cannon, Jr. (Woodlawn, Tennessee) and Derek Cannon (Charlotte, NC). Penny also leaves three sisters: Barbara Williams (Neptune, NJ), Patricia Van Slyke (Neptune, NJ), Jean Marie Van Slyke (Jamaica, NY); two brothers Albert Van Slyke (Sumter, SC) William Van Slyke (Jamaica, NY).
Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2019, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC. Visitation will be 11:00 – 12:00 PM with funeral services at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens..
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