Sylvia Cabello McCown
A blessing from God: May 27, 1976
Ascended to Heaven: October 5, 2021
It is said that God turns us from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that we will have two wings to fly, not one. The lessons we encounter during the interval between birth and death present us with highs and lows, exuberance and anguish, and always with opportunities for our soul to learn, evolve and soar to heights of purity where God resides. Death is never the end. It is the road. Life is the traveler. The soul is the guide.
On October, 5, 2021, after a determined, courageous and exhausting battle with cancer, Sylvia left her embodied soul on Earth and entered the Kingdom of Heaven.
Sylvia Cabello McCown, 45, was born on May 27, 1976 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Gonzalo R. and Zoila (Rosas) Cabello. She was a 12-year employee with United Services Automobile Association (USAA) in San Antonio, Texas, where she worked as a bank sales and service contact center representative. She will be remembered for her impassioned generosity, engaging sense of humor, for being a supportive and caring mother, wife, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, and a devout daughter of God. She was known to be charitable in her actions, often buying and gifting items she thought children she knew would love. Although she was known for baking the best pan de polvo, she also enjoyed entertaining family at home, particularly in the kitchen where she embraced the role of experimental chef and recruited family to help bring recipes she found online to life. Simply stated, she was the quintessential gift-giver, not just of tangible goods, but also of joy, dedication, love and of self.
Sylvia was also a pet parent to a beloved dog named Dunkin, who she spoiled often and generously. She loved anything related to frogs and enjoyed mindless, virtual shopping on Amazon. She was always available for a smile, hug, a conversation, and a good laugh. She loved her family with all her heart and thought the world of her nieces and nephews.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Gonzalo R. and Zoila R. Cabello, her sister, Cynthia Cabello and brother, Daniel Cabello.
Left to cherish her memories are her spouse of nearly 15 years, James Royce McCown, II, her cherished, 14 year-old son, James Royce McCown, III, brother Robert Cabello, sisters Melissa Bentancourt and Esmeralda (Walter) Shepherd, parents-in-law, James and Linda McCown, sister- and brother-in-law Crystal and Chad Keys, and sister-in-law Kimberly McCown in addition to several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.
Sylvia was an exemplary woman, truly an angel on Earth. She was loved, admired, and will be missed by all of us. It’s difficult to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. As you embrace and lift the family in prayer, they ask that you reflect on the positive, heartfelt memories you shared with Sylvia and engage in acts of kindness as an honorable tribute to her generous, compassionate spirit.
Family members are kindly invited to attend memorial visitation hours at Elim Assembly of God (Templo Elim), 2625 Gollihar Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Public memorial visitation hours will begin at 10:00 to 11:30 AM accompanied by memorial services at 11:30 AM. Entombment will follow at 1:00 PM at Seaside Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 4357 Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Out of an abundance of safety given public health concerns, masks will be required and handshakes and hugs will be strongly discouraged. Those who are unable to attend but would like to join us remotely are encouraged to view the services via live stream on Elim Assembly of God’s (Templo Elim’s) Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made directly to Elim Assembly of God (Templo Elim) and/or the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Seaside Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
“Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.”
“I’ll see you someday in the future not so near. ‘Til then, baby boy, I’ll love you from here.”
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