Mr. John L Sykes



Henrico, NC

Mr. John L. Sykes, 81, of Henrico, North Carolina, was born on October 9, 1936 in Warren County, North Carolina to the late Launcelot and Agnes Miller Sykes.

At an early age, he joined Patillo Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Henrico, North Carolina. Later, John united with the Jehovah Witness Church where he remained until his demise.

He received his education from the public schools of Warren County and Northampton County, North Carolina.

At an early age, John left home seeking employment. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he found gainful employment with Maryland Tile Company until his retirement. He also was the owner of Sykes Store in Virginia.

John enjoyed working outside in the yard, gardening his own vegetables and going fishing with family and friends.

On August 3, 2018, John died while in the comfort of his home.

In addition to his father and mother, John was preceded in death by three sisters: Mollie S. Garner, Lavern Sykes, and Edith Goodrich, and two brothers: Marshall and Forney Sykes.

Those left to cherish his memoires are his wife: Beatrice Sykes of Baltimore, MD; sisters: Odessa Sykes Patillo and Juran Sykes Squire of Gaston, NC and Cecelia Sykes of Henrico, NC; brother: James Walter Sykes of the home; sister-in-law: Mable C. Sykes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

A special thanks to: Pruitt Health Care Hospice; Nurse, Evie; Nurse Aid, Frankie; and Social Worker, Vickie.

John will be fondly remembered for his many gifts, his love for children, humbleness, patience, kindness, giving, and most of all, his love for Jehovah.

A Memorial service will be held for Mr. Sykes on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Elder Johnny Thomas will do the Memorial Discourse.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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