Sybil Cortez Ross Danley, 82, of Huntsville, AL, passed away on October 31,
2019 in Crestwood Medical Center.
Sybil was born in Alabama to Robert Delroy Ross and Sarah Francis Ross on February 4,
1937. She went to high school at Minor High School where she graduated Valedictorian
in 1955. During her senior year in she was the lead in the senior play and the Editor-in-
Chief of the School Annual.
She went on to earn a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from the
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. At the college she worked in the chemistry lab
as a lab assistant, where she met her husband. She retired in 2005 from Intergraph in
Madison, AL where she worked as a Software Tester for almost 25 years. She was a
voracious reader, a lover of Halloween and marathon Christmas baking weekends. She
was a supporter and walked in the annual Autism Walk held every April in Huntsville, AL.
Sybil is survived by her daughters, Mamie Eileen Danley Morgan of Huntsville, AL and
Rebecca “Becky” Sarah Danley of Madison, her son, Walter Clyde Danley of Huntsville, AL,
her grandsons Duncan Morgan of Virginia Beach, VA, Gareth Morgan, Cade Garcia and
Cole Garcia and her granddaughter Sarah Garcia.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter “W.A.” Abraham Danley, her parents,
Robert Delroy Ross and Sarah Francis Ross, her son Landon Abraham Danley and her
brothers, Gary Wayne Ross and Glenn Dwight Ross.
Funeral service will be held at Morningside Baptist Church on Friday, November 8, 2019
at 10:00 am with Pastor Jeffery Eernisse of Second Christian Church, Houston, TX
officiating. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm at New Hope Church of Christ in
Florence, AL. Burial will follow at New Hope Church of Christ in Florence, AL. Visitation
will be held at Morningside Baptist Church on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:30 am. Spry
Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to The Riley Behavioral and Educational Center, 306
Wynn Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL 35803. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all
their family and friends who supported them during this time. Sybil was witness to the
other side prior to her final moments and told us “It’s a good thing people don’t know
what it’s like to be dead, if they did, they would want to be.” She crossed peacefully.
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