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Official Obituary of

Sylvia Mae (Prather) Hellard

November 23, 1954 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Sylvia Hellard Obituary

Sylvia Mae Prather Hellard, 69, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born November 23, 1954 to the late Nathan Reed & Bertha Owens Prather, she worked for many years as an accountant, office manager and realtor. Sylvia took great pride in being an OWL – Older Wiser Learner and went on to graduate in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University, where she was on the Dean’s List and in the Honors Program, and later pursued her Master’s.

Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Hellard of Richmond; a brother, Jackie Prather of Ohio; a sister, Delores “Terri” Carswell of Richmond; a special granddaughter who she raised, Ciara Hellard; 7 additional grandchildren: Christopher & Aspen Robinson, and Raven, Brianna, Phillip “P.J.”, Cheyanna & Ariana Hellard; and a lifelong best friend, Phyllis Hellard, along with a large extended family.

Also preceding her in death were her son, Phillip James Hellard; and 5 siblings: Bobby, Deborah, Danny & Barbara Prather and Arlene Merritt.

In accordance with her wishes, Sylvia will be cremated with no formal services at this time.

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