Sylvestina Rutherford, 91, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 4.
Rutherford was born in Mahaicony, Guyana on June 28, 1920. She was involved in several activities in Perth Village, Mahaicony.
Rutherford was preceded in death by her daughter, Juliet.
She is survived by children, Johnny, Sandra, Compton and Shurann; grandchildren, Malcolm Richmond, Michael Richmond, Jacquline Alves, Kwesi Bacchus, Laurian Bacchus, Yoneite PAyne, Keisha Bascom, Andrea Bascoom, Ashley Bascom and Patricia; great-grandchildren, Osafo, Horatio, Regan, Sharon, Ninel, Zion, Tiye, Breanne, and others; great-great-grandchildren, Emanuel and five others; daughters-inlaw, Shelly Rutherford and Maria Payne; son-in-law, Rudolph Bacchus; granddaughter-in-law, Serah Bacchus; nieces, Ormella, Dorett and Carol Haley; nephew, James Rutherford; and cousins, Tina, and Gatha.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment followed at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.