November 24 1948 October 29 2019
Sylvia’s Obituary Sylvia Basinger Wetsig died peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice on October 29th, 2019, in Wilmington, NC at the age of 70 years old. Sylvia is survived by her husband Paul Wetsig of Wilmington, NC, daughter Melissa Phillippi, son-in-law Dave Phillippi and their children Pela and Adelle Phillippi of Wilmington, NC, son Darrin Leazer of Lexington, NC, and brother Sydney Basinger of Carolina Beach, NC. She is preceded in death by her brother Vernon Basinger of NC. Sylvia was born on November 24, 1948 in Salisbury, NC to Ruby Kluttz and Claude Basinger. She married Paul Wetsig in 1973. Sylvia worked for years in the medical field serving others and later became a Certified Ophthalmic Technician. Later she transitioned to the field of Optometry serving as an Optometric Technician and retired from Doctors Vision Center in 2009. Sylvia was a loving wife and mother, and passionate about her children’s success, staying up late with her daughter quizzing her on school topics even into college. One of her daughter’s favorite sayings from Sylvia was, “Melissa, all your Dad and I want is for you to give your best. But honey, your best is an A.” Sylvia and Paul were active members for years at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, in Scotts Hill, NC. The central theme for her and Paul’s home has always been one centered on Jesus Christ. Sylvia’s family will miss her dearly, but rejoices in the truth that they will see her again one day. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St. in Wilmington, NC. The family will receive guests at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service. The Reverend Butch Taylor will officiate the ceremony. A graveside service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Shipyard Blvd. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sylvia’s life. The family would like to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their care during Sylvia’s last days. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sylvia Basinger Wetsig November 24 1948 October 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Wilmington, state: North Carolina