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Warren Dell Sykes


Sunrise: January 24, 1933

Sunset: June 30, 2019

Warren Dell Sykes, lovingly known to others  as  “Peterman,” “Dah-Dah,” or Deacon Sykes; departed this life while in his  home, Sunday June 30, 2019. Warren was born  January 24, 1933 to the late Gilvester and Rachel Sykes, in  Greenville, VA (now Emporia, VA). He was educated in Southampton County, VA. He worked at Newport News, VA  Shipyard, until he retired after 35 years. He was known around the yard as  “The little man with the big voice.”

Warren was preceded in death by his wife Geneva S. Sykes; two daughters Frances L. Reid and Juanita S. Ricks; brother  Bishop Joe Green Sykes; sisters  Meredith Harrison, Elizabeth Baum, and Ola Harrison; and his Step-Siblings.

Deacon was a lover  of the outdoors with a natural green thumb, who loved yard work and working on cars in his spare time. He also enjoyed helping others with such tasks, whenever he could.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his son Pendleton L. Sykes (Rosalyn) – Chesapeake, VA; daughter Wanda G. Outlaw (Arthles) – Chesapeake, VA; adopted daughter Rachel Washington (Frank) one sister Bernice S. Collins  (Zack) – Norfolk, VA ; brother Marion Lewis (Ame) – Chesapeake, VA.

He also leaves behind  seven grandchildren,: Warren D. Sykes (Tanya), Ryan T. Reid (Chauntee), Carleta E. Cuffee, Bartae R. Ricks (Anitra), Jaren Reid (Heather), and Breayania Outlaw; and  eleven great grandchildren.

Viewing Friday, July 5, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Keejafee Outlaw says

    Praying Gods Strength Upon You Aunt Wanda Bre and The Entire Family!! Love Keejafee Outlaw

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    Diane Outlaw says

    Wanda and family
    Thinking of you keeping in prayer
    May God bring you comfort
    Many memories will help to ease your pain
    Love
    Diane O

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    Andre Yeager says

    To the Sykes Family,
    We offer our most sincere condolences to you. We offer prayers of comfort through this trying time.
    God Bless You,
    The Yeager Family

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    Anthony Sykes says

    To the Sykes family,
    We are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts.
    Love Always.
    Aunt Alice and Tony Sykes and family.

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    Pattie Harrison-Byrd says

    To our family…we are sadden by the passing of our beloved Uncle Peter. He was a very strong presence in our lives and certainly we will miss him..Offering my sincere condolences to your children and all your grands…Love you.. will see in that great getting morning.

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    Rosalyn Towns says

    We love this family so much. Please know that if we could be there in person to hug and console you all we would. May God continue to bless and strengthen you. Love Rosalyn, Karl and Justin Towns

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