Jessica Sybil Sutherland

June 1, 2013 • Obituaries


Jessica Sybil Sutherl[auth] and or “Hannah” as she was called by family and friends, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013, after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Roswell; born in Pecos, Texas on Jan. 27, 1924. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Sutherland; her parents, Willie Lee and Elva Estelle Young and her three siblings, all of Roswell.

“Granna Hannah” is survived by her two sons, Gary Wayne Sutherland, of Austin, Texas and Craig Wayne Sutherland, of Roswell; her four grandchildren, Eric Sutherland, Heather Sutherland Reis, Chad Sutherland and Troy Sutherland and her four great-grandchildren.

Sybil enjoyed bowling and when her health permitted, traveling to the national bowling competition. She loved going to yard sales in hopes of finding a treasure and enjoyed operating a second hand store in Roswell. She was particularly fond of the Red Hat Group and often ventured with group members to various locations to try their luck at a game of chance.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at South Park Cemetery.

Sybil would have preferred a small donation to Prevent Blindness America in lieu of flowers, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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