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Sylvia Frasier, 53, killed in Navy Yard shooting

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(AP/WJLA) - Sylvia Frasier, 53, had worked at Naval Sea Systems Command as an information assurance manager since 2000, according to a LinkedIn profile in her name.

"Our sister was a jewel -- the [kind of] jewel you don't have to shine," said big brother Bobbe Frasier.

Forever the protector, Bobbe waited outside Nats Stadium on Monday night to hear the two words he needed to hear: “Sylvia’s okay.”

Instead, he was ushered into a ballpark catering room, and told the grim news.

"Sylvia sustained gunshots... It was like an asteroid hit me," he described.

Frasier studied at Strayer University, earning a bachelor of science in computer information systems in 2000 and a master's in information systems in 2002.

Her duties at NAVSEA included providing policy and guidance on network security, and assuring that all computer systems operated by the headquarters met Department of Navy and Department of Defense requirements.

She also led efforts "to establish and implement procedures to investigate security violations or incidents," according to the profile.

Sylvia is survived by both parents who are nearly 90 years old, as well as by six siblings, who choose to remember their baby sister one way:

"She always had a smile...Her dimples -- no matter what you said or did to her, she was always smiling," said sister Marvena Simmonds.

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