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Sylvia Joy "Pat" Warren

December 7, 1924 - February 5, 2021

Sylvia Joy (Pat) Warren passed away February 5, 2021 in Virginia Beach.  Sylvia was born December 7, 1924 to Abraham Lawrence and Minnie Coyle in Victoria, Australia.  She was one of eight children, 4 brothers Max, Don, John, and Earl, and 3 sisters Lenore, Val, and Wendy.

She was a budding actress in Australia when she met Glenn Hand and moved to America.  They came to Abingdon Virginia before finally settling in Portlock where she was a loving mother, wife, and friend.  She picked up the nickname ‘Pat’ for being a “Pat Hand”, which is a perfect hand in cards.  After losing her first husband to cancer, she settled with her second husband in Washington DC where she became the manager of a housing Co-op.  They settled down in Virginia Beach in 1994 after retiring where she was active in the church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn David Hand and her second husband, Cecil Lee Warren, and her loving daughter Lisa Shawn Hand.  She is also predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters, her brother Don passing just a few hours before her in Australia.

She is survived by her loving son, Daniel Lawrence Hand and his wife Dr. Laura Stolzenberg.  Her granddaughters, Cindee LaVaun Hakim and her husband Abayomi Hakim, and Carrie Lynn Darling and her partner Jon Mulville, her eight great grandchildren, Danyce, Gabrielle, Kyndall, Tonya, Shea, Alyssa, Garrett, and Drake, her great great grandson Jackson, and a host of family in Australia.

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Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Riverside Cemetery

1000 East Indian River Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23523

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