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Tony B. Sykes


Sunrise: December 8, 1956

Sunset: March 1, 2019

Tony Bernard “Syke-Bone” Sykes, age 62, was called home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2019. He was born on December 8, 1956, Norfolk, VA to Joseph Sykes and the late Eunice Janet Jones. Tony received his early education at Maury High School and later attended Elizabeth City State University. He served his country in the United States Air Force for a short period of time. Tony started his career as a Vendor in the Hampton Roads area. He worked for 7UP, Cocoa-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Wonder Bread, Wise
and Tri Cities Beverages. He would ultimately finish his career as a Truck Driver for Time Dispatch Inc. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball, Tennis and Chess. His favorite sports gear was ADIDAS. He spent many days making friends in the neighborhoods he grew up in Old Ghent, Colonial Place and Park Place. His favorite football team was the Oakland Raiders.

Tony was a lover of music, as he would attend many music festivals to
hear the musical sounds of Frankie Beverly & Maze, Parliament Funkadelic and Stephanie Mills. Tony enjoyed life, but the most important part of his life, was when he accepted Christ as his Lord and personal Savior. Tony was predeceased by his mother Eunice Janet Jones, brother
Gary Sykes and sister Jennifer Leigh-Ann. He was also predeceased
by his life partner Wendy Bandy. He is survived by daughters Tonita and TeShara Sykes (Mother Donna Sykes-Washington), Briana Brown (Mother Wendy Bandy); sons Jeremy Bellamy and Matthew Brown; sisters Jonita Sykes-Joyner of Maryland, Andrea Jones-Gray (Webley) and Pamela Knight; brothers Byron Sykes and Derrick Jones; one granddaughter Aundrea Brown and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing Saturday, March 9, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Brenda Smith-Watson says

    Only time can heal. Keep his fondest memories close to your heart! My sincere condolences to the family of a fellow Maury Alumnus who continued to support his school by attending the sports events. He will be miss by all who knew him. May his rest be in peace.

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    John Martin says

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family of Tony. His brother Gary was one of my best friends. A lot of memories that will never die. Peace, Comfort and Blessings to all if Tony’s family.

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    Tina Johnson Tarpley says

    To the family of my family. He is resting peacefully now. I pray for you all for Strength and Peace now. Blessings to you all. He was such a good man. Hang on to your good memories. Love you Tina.

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    Amanda Gainer says

    Peace and blessings to the family.You are in my thoughts prayers during this time of sorrow. Rest well Tony.

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    Sands Family says

    We are thinking of you at this difficult time. We are sending prayers and hugs to you all. We love you.

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    Toni & the Lawe family says

    To the Sykes family, so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.May God continue to Bless you all.

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    Sheba Edwards says

    Sorry for the loss of your father he was a very good person Heaven has gained another angel

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    Vern Hassell says

    Been knowing Tony, and Gary for years in the Park Place area they were good people.I know they are in a better place ,the angles escorted them to Jesus to be welcome to his Crystal City that the hands of man did not make, rest on my Brother see you on the other side.

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    Kimberly says

    Family, look to The Lord as the source of your comfort, peace, joy and strength!! RIP Tony!!👊🏾

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    Emily Praileau says

    Gone Too Soon
    To the family, My God continue to Bless you’ll doing this time of bereavement, Hold on to God unchanging Hands. If there anything we can do please don’t hesitate to ask.

    The Praileau Family

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    Alesia Hale says

    To the Sykes family you all have our deepest condolences. May God Bless Each of You Always. The Haile Family

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