Timothy S. Sykes

Sunrise: September 14, 1959

Sunset: September 5, 2019

On Wednesday, September 5, 2019. God in His divine wisdom and eminent power called our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend into His eternal resting place. He was born September 14, 1959 to the late Leo Sykes, Sr. and Fannie Turney Sykes in Decatur, Alabama. At an early age, Timothy accepted Christ into his life at Jones Chapel United Methodist
Church. There he was a faithful and dedicated member. Timothy aka “Short Sleeve Steve” attended and later graduated from Austin High School in served for ten years in the Navy. During his time in the service he married his wife, Bernice Sykes. Then upon the Navy he went on to work for Chevy Construction for several years in Alabama. Later he joined his family in Virginia and shortly thereafter he worked for NYK Enterprises. Hethen went to work for Gary Hudson at Creative Builders for eleven years until his health failed. He was a Big Fan of Altanta Faulcons and Crimson Tides. Timothy was predeceased by his parents.

Timothy leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Bernice Sykes; three children, Kareem Winfield, Karmena Sykes (Jerrell) and Timothy Sykes; seven grandchildren Victoria Adams, Lorenzo Sumler, Jr., Kardell Sykes, Kareem Winfield, Kamonte Sykes, Taija Johnson-Capois, Lorenzo Clark, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Bobbie Bradley of Decatur, AL, Billy Turney (Ella) of Milwaukee, WI, Sandra Woods (Eddie) of Athens, AL, Sylvia Sykes of Decatur, AL, Cathy Renee Lampkin (James), Moulton, AL and Fredrick Wade Sykes of Decatur, AL; two aunts, Lula Jean Turney of Decatur, AL and Ruth Stevenson of Milwaukee, WI; two uncles, The Rev. Equator Black, Somerville, AL and Joe Bond Turney, Milwaukee, WI; two special cousins, Major and Mary Thomas of Queens, NY. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Friday, September 13, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00pm Mt. Nebo RZUA 2515 High Street Portsmouth, VA 23707 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Keeta Fuqua-Cross & the Orr, Hampton, Watkins says

    Family! We are so sorry for your loss,

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    Keena White says

    Mr. Steve wil be truly missed. Prayng for the family in your time of grieving. May GOD comfort you in his arms. I love y’all

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