Sylvia Diane Whitfield




The family and friends of Sylvia Diane Whitfield lost a true angel Thursday, November 2, 2017. Sylvia never met a fur baby she didn’t fall in love with because animals were her love and passion. She was previously employed at Vidant Specialty Clinic for 18 years where she made many friends. She was a loving and caring and generous friend to many. Her passion for her family and friends was immeasurable.

She was preceded in death by a sister Sheila Braddy Taylor.

Sylvia was the beloved daughter of Ann Braddy of Nashville, NC and the late Clyde Braddy. She is survived by her lifelong soulmate and best friend Michael Ray Hathaway of 27 years of Tarboro, NC; the loving mother to her two sons the light of her life Douglas Whitfield of Annville, Pa. and Michael Tyler Hathaway of Dayton, Ohio; Adam Brown and Josh Miller who have always called her mom and she considered them her sons; her long time best friend Petrice Mitchum whom she resided with for the past year. She is also survived by her beloved feline fur babies Axle and Emma and a canine fur baby Sophie. Sylvia also had an extended family of Petrice Mitchum, her grandchildren Trey and Rayne Davis who she considered as hers, and two good friends Todd and Tammy Lapan who loved Sylvia very much.

The family will receive friends Monday night at Carlisle Funeral Home from the hours of 7 until 9 Pm. November 6, 2017.

Her death leaves us all with a big loss. We love you Sylvia. Fly High with the Angels Beautiful.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting