Edward James Sylve lovingly known as “Uncle Moochie” was born October 15, 1937 in Slidell,LA to the late Joseph and Augustine Sylve.
Edward joined the United States Army in 1956 and served five tours in Vietnam, he received Vietnam service medal with five bronze stars, meritorious unit citation, Vietnam cross of gallantry and good conduct medal with six awards. He lived in several states and abroad. He retired after twenty one years of faithful and loyal service to his country.
Upon retiring from the military Edward worked for Conrock Cement Company until his retirement in 1996. He lived life on his own terms becoming a successful family and businessman.
Edward loved sports and was a avid Saints fan. He loved fishing and owned a boat until his health prevented him from fishing. Edward loved going to the casino, and enjoying the dining and entertainment and the excitement of being with friends and loved ones. He loved his family and looked forward to holidays and family gatherings. He hosted a large Thanksgiving dinner attended by many of his family and friends. This was the last and most memorable event for his family. He loving and raised several children. Edward’s favorite activity was talking about his travels, business and financial ventures with his cigar lit and a shot of Hennessy.
Edward was preceded in death by: his wife of twenty-seven years, Betty Lou Sylve, his brother,Joseph Sylve Jr., his sisters, Mary Van Buren and Josephine Sylve.
Edward leave to cherish his memories his wife: Marinello P. Sylve; his daughter: Jacquline K. Sylve-Morris; his sons: Jerry Crawford and Sincer Crawford; his sisters: Eva Pinchon, Elinora McNeil, Burnette Robinson, Gretchen Sylve, Geneive Blackwell and Janet Sylve; his brothers: Eugene Sylve, Johnny Sylve, Jerry Sylve, James Sylve, Jason Sylve, Jimmy Sylve, Kevin Sylve and Bryant Sylve; his special nieces: Trelanie Robinson, Donna Anderson, Vicki Harris and Hilda Pichon. He considered all his family special, and near and dear to his heart.