DURHAM- Mrs. Sybil Marie Falls Tapp, 92, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Mrs. Tapp was born on October 8, 1927 to Joseph and Hazel Falls in Durham, NC. Sybil was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Durham for over 40 years, where she loved her church and pastors. She watched over children at her home and enjoyed playing with and raising them. Mrs. Tapp liked to garden in her spare time. She was a very funny lady with a lot of spunk. She earned the nickname “Stumpy” because she was so short. Sybil dearly loved her family, and she will be deeply missed by everyone blessed to have known her. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, nanny, sibling, aunt and friend.
Mrs. Tapp was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Hazel Falls; husband of 54 years, Roger Lawrence Tapp; daughter, Wanda Saunders; grandchildren, Amanda Tunstall and Heather Tunstall; sister, Dixie Falls; brother, Charlie Falls.
Mrs. Tapp is survived by her children, Pansy Darnell, Violet Medlin (Don), Bonnie Britt (Ronnie), Vickie Tunstall, and Mickey Tapp (Tammy); sister, Marcie Wheeley (David); grandchildren, Timothy Darnell (Georgette), Ken Darnell, Wendy Chavis (Bobby), Leslie Woodall (Lewis), Kevin Britt (Stacy), Karla Britt, Bridgett Saunders, David M. Tapp (Shauna), Megan Carter (Daniel), and Christopher Tunstall (Alicia); 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
First Pentecostal Church of Durham will be observing social distancing for visitation as well as the funeral service. Please wear a mask when entering the building, and we ask that anyone experiencing cold/flu like symptoms to stay home.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of Durham at 2008 Carver Street, Durham, NC 27705.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at First Pentecostal Church of Durham. Officiating will be Reverend Nathaniel Urshan and Bishop Johnny Godair. Pallbearers will be Kevin Britt, Daniel Carter, Ken Darnell, Timothy Darnell, David M. Tapp, and Christopher Tunstall.