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Burnett, Sylvia A.

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February 24, 1946 - October 9, 2014

Burnett, Sylvia A.

Sylvia Ann Dunn Creamer Self Burnett or simply Sylvia Burnett, age 68 from San Antonio, TX passed away in Dallas, TX at St Paul’s UT Southwestern Hospital on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 5:10pm following complications after hip surgery.

Sylvia is celebrated by her four children, Tamara Creamer Lollis of Harrah, OK; Greg Self of Dallas, TX; Doug Self of Hondo, TX; and Whitney Self of Austin, TX; as well as her 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Sylvia was born February 24, 1946 in Abilene, TX to Quentin and Lillie Dunn.  Sylvia attended Paducah High School in Paducah, TX.  She was a long time resident of Lubbock, TX and the surrounding area, Dallas, TX and San Antonio, TX.

Sylvia devoted her life to the mortgage industry where she loved teaching the next generations the ins and outs of the business.  She was a born teacher and a true leader.

Sylvia was a smart and charismatic woman who never met a stranger and had a quick wit that would put a smile on anyone’s face.  Her many great attributes, wisdom and pageant queen beauty made many women want to be her and men want to get to know her.

A Life Celebration hosted by her children will be held on October 25th from 11am to 2pm at the home of her son, Greg Self at 4407 W. University Blvd, Dallas, TX  75209.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Foundation for AIDS Research or the Alzheimer’s Association.


Arrangements are under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

10116 E. Northwest Highway

Dallas, TX 75238

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Margie Boutcher

October 21, 2014 9:09AM

Greg, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Margie Boutcher

vincent scott shavor

October 18, 2014 11:22AM

So sorry she is gone, many memories, all good. She will be missed

Kathy Smith

October 16, 2014 10:43AM

I am so sorry for your loss! Sylvia was so good to me while we worked to together at Prime Lending. She will be missed!

Brian Hokanson

October 16, 2014 9:34AM

Greg and Family, Christ's special measure of love and comfort to you during this time of loss of your Mother.

Randa Arnold

October 16, 2014 9:21AM

Will miss her greatly! She was a wonderful person & I will never forget her'! She introduced me to the mortgage business with a lot of great people! We had fun times that I won't forget! Loved her like a mom!

Loralee Dear

October 16, 2014 9:05AM

My heart goes out to your family! She will be missed and our love for her will live on In our memories of her. She was a great friend and super boss. Love you guys and may God Bless You!

Diane Miller

October 15, 2014 10:30PM

Greg, I'm so sorry for your loss. I see your mother was a beautiful lady. Thank you for allowing me to share this time with you. I know you love your mother and will miss her dearly. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you at this time. Diane

Loralee Dear

October 15, 2014 8:50PM

Greg, Doug , Whitney, Tamara......
Words cannot begin to express how my heart hurts for all of you! I look back like it was yesterday that we all hung out. Your Mom was my boss on several occasions . And my friend. She will be missed and the love we all had for her will live on forever. May God Bless You and Comfort you at this time. Love yall

lauren & Mark

October 15, 2014 7:32PM


We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. You had such a beautiful relationship with your mom.

Doug & Whitney, my condolences as well.

Please know you are all in our hearts.

love you Greg,

Donna Deuvall

October 15, 2014 5:35PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace in your heart. It may sound trite, but time does heal. God bless all of you.

Sandy Coffman

October 15, 2014 10:30AM

I pray, "Father God, please pour Your Holy Spirit on this family and comfort them with Your peace that passes all human understanding, and remind each of them that You walk this valley with them. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Billie Bedingfield

October 15, 2014 10:23AM

Dear Greg, I see the reflection of your sweet smile, it is so much like your Mom. I know you will miss her but she will always be as close as your heart. You loved her while she was here and that will never end. Love and condolences to you and your family. Billie Bedingfield

Judith Baum

October 15, 2014 9:32AM

Greg,Doug, Whitney and Tamara I am so sorry about your mom. Truly whe was taken too soon. We worked together for many years and were parnters in crime. Sylvia defined the meaning of mortgage underwriter and she was the best. I will miss her. Please be comforted knowing how much she loved you and her lasting impact on all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Susan Fair

October 15, 2014 7:55AM

Greg, we are so sorry to hear about your lovely mother! Know we are thinking about and praying for you and your family. It is so difficult to lose a parent especially one so beloved as your mother. You have our deepest sympathy.

Mark Plasters

October 15, 2014 6:28AM

Greg, your mother was one of my favorite people. I remember her wit and charm. I can still hear her laugh, which she did often. She brightened the lives of those around her. She brightened mine. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.

Karen Moore

October 14, 2014 10:17PM

Bob and I send our deepest sympathy and our prayers for Comfort and peace during this difficult time. With love.....

Donna Junker

October 14, 2014 9:50PM

Greg - no words can ease the pain you are experiencing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would love to be there on the 24th to show my live and support but I will be in Germany. I will raise a toast to you and your family and be there in spirit. God bless you all. Sending big hugs and loads of love.

Matt colbert

October 14, 2014 8:31PM

I am so sorry Doug. Prayers for you and your family. You know I live in Dallas please let know if there is anything you need.

Beckie and cully Ertel

October 14, 2014 8:13PM

Thoughts love and prayers for the family God bless them all.

Kennis And Patricia Thompson (welding Crew E)

October 14, 2014 3:23PM

The Thompson family would like to express our heart felt sorrow for the lost of your mother and mother-in-law.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Mr. and Mrs. Kennis and Patricia Thompson