Sylvia Elizabeth Batten

Sylvia Elizabeth Batten

Sylvia Elizabeth Batten, 78, of Jacksonville Florida had her Homecoming with Jesus on Monday February 8, 2021.  She was born September 21, 1942 in Jacksonville Florida to the late James and Mamie Louise Olin.  Sylvia was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville.  She loved the Florida Gators, cooking, cleaning, attending church, listening to Southern Gospel music, watching Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, Everybody Loves Raymond and spending time with her three sons and grandchildren.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted sister, the best mother and Ganny in the world. Ms. Sylvia Batten is survived by her three children; Jimmy, Wayne and Mike Batten, eight grandchildren, Shelby, Alexis, Jessica, Lindsey, Kalli, Emily, Chris, Joshua, three great grandchildren, Liliana, Makayla, Isabella, many nieces, nephews, and three sisters Gerry Olin, Eva Lou Conner & Debbie Minton.

Ms Batten is preceded in death by her five siblings; Aaron Olin, Arthur Olin, Robert Olin, Elaine Garvin and Sandra Gail Olin.

The family will receive guests at 2:30 in the Chapel in a socially distanced manner on Friday 12 February 2021, at Evergreen Cemetery 4535 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. A private Funeral Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Ms. Batten may be made to the family.


  • Ron Van Sciver Posted February 11, 2021 10:11 am

    I’m thinking about Sylvia’s family. I remember the fun I had with the Big Haired Lady. I loved her laugh and her terrific smile. I miss her.

  • Ann Columbo Posted February 11, 2021 3:51 pm

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Batten, but I know her son Wayne. He is a beautiful, sweet, caring man whom I consider a good friend. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  • Bill and Gus Posted February 11, 2021 7:41 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Sylvia‘s family at this time of loss. As friends of Wayne we’ had the pleasure of knowing Sylvia. She was a great lady with a great sense of humor she will be missed.

  • Sharon Boothe Posted February 12, 2021 9:45 am

    Wayne, I remember all the laughter we shared when you spoke of your Mom. My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Cherish those memories always.
    May she Rest in Eternal Peace.

  • Monica Turner Posted February 12, 2021 3:42 pm

    Many happy memories with this special lady. Rest In Peace my sweet friend!

  • Mary Smith Posted February 12, 2021 6:24 pm

    My prayers are with this wonderful family. So many memories come to mind. As teenagers, Sylvia’s dad would load us in his truck and take us to the Gator Bowl to watch the Tigers play football. Her mom took all of us to the beach and Strickland’s in the summer. I remember helping her feed the rabbits and Uncle Frank and Aunt Rosalee took us girls to church on Sunday. So many wonderful memories. I will miss her.

  • Deborah Lauzon Posted February 13, 2021 4:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.She always treated me so goodYou all are in my prayers

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