A graveside service for Sylvia McCollum, 89, of Portales, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 26, 2023, in the Portales Cemetery with Wayne Baker officiating. Pallbearers will be Troy McCollum, Roy McCollum, Ashley McCollum, Kirk McGee, Jonathan McCollum, Trampus McCollum, Ivan McCollum, Jolene McGee, Ryan McCollum, Dana McGee, Danielle McCollum, Christian Ross and other family and friends.
Sylvia Ann (Hughes) McCollum was born on November 7, 1933, in Elida to the home of Fannie Pearl (Jackson) and Arniel Daniel Hughes and was called home to her Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Clovis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Sylvia worked in the Portales Junior High cafeteria, was a housekeeper and belonged to the Portales Women's Club and Women's Bowling League. She loved being surrounded by nature while gardening, camping and picnicking. Sylvia looked forward to singing gospel songs with members of the Brazos and Portales Valley Churches of Christ. Visiting with people and living her life as the Lord led her was her mission. Welcome to your heavenly home, Mom.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Roy E. McCollum, her parents, Dan & Fannie Hughes and brothers, Eugene & Leroy Hughes.
Sylvia is survived by two brothers, Loyd & Rita Hughes and Lawrence & Sherry Hughes. She was blessed, or cursed, depending on the moment, with four children, Roy McCollum of Tularosa, NM, Danny McCollum of Athens, TX, Connie & Jerry Ross of Garden Valley, ID and Troy & Maxine McCollum of Portales, NM; eight grandchildren, Trampus McCollum, Jolene McGee, Kirk McGee, Jonathan McCollum, Danielle McCollum, Ashley McCollum, Jay McCollum and Christian Ross; twelve great grandchildren, Riley McCollum, Ruby McCollum, Dana McGee, Jackson McCollum, Ivan McCollum, Brooke Brandenburg, Danee Brandenburg, Cohen Ross, Keegan Ross, Camden Escamilla, River McCollum, Ryan McCollum, and many other family and friends.
Sylvia was a homemaker, caregiver, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She lived at Retirement Ranch in Clovis for the past 2 1/2 years and her family would like to extend their gratitude to all of the staff for the care and guidance she and the family has received. You are truly earthly angels.