Funeral services for Elton Lee Sykes will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28at the P.L.M.&D District Center.
Elton Lee Sykes was born Aug. 8, 1962 to Beatrice Mitchell King and Mack Sykes in Oneida. Elton accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age. He joined the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Barton where he faithfully served as a deacon. Elton was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1980. After graduation Elton enlisted in the Army. In 1980, Elton married Juanita Wilford and to this union, a son, Jeremy Sykes was born. After serving his country, he moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for Skip Chase Investigations for many years. Elton later moved to Tallahassee, Fla. where he started his own investigation business. The Lord called Elton home to rest on Sept. 17, 2013. His mother, Beatrice Mitchell King, his sister, Sharon Sample, his maternal grandparents, Rafe and Ethylean Mitchell, his paternal grandparents, Buck and Emma Sykes and an uncle, Willie B. Lofton, preceded Elton in death. Elton leaves to cherish his memory, a son, Jeremy Sykes of Marion; his father, Mack (Josie) Sykes Sr. of Chicago; a sister, Marsha (Calvin) Holder of Helena-West Helena; a brother, Mack (Symone) Sykes Jr. of Chicago; a great uncle, Rev. Johnnie D. Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas; nine aunts, Mary Lee Mitchell, Allean Sykes and Joyce (Eugene) Sykes, all of Helena-West Helena, Mattie Mitchell of Oneida, Everlyn Manney and Alberta (Raymon) Mott of Memphis, Tenn., Bessie (Larry) Vincent, Ruthie (Elbert) Redd and Florene Sykes, all of Chicago; eight uncles, Rafe Mitchell Jr., Buck Sykes Jr. and James (Barbara) Sykes, all of Helena-West Helena, Terry (Alice) Sykes of Helena, Ike Mitchell and S.B. Mitchell of Oneida, Rev. Lonnie (Clara) Mitchell Sr. of Kansas City, Kansas and Joe Sykes of Chicago; and a host a nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Funeral services for Elton Lee Sykes will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28at the P.L.M.&D District Center. Rev. Robert Crain will officiate the service. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27i n the Robert Lee Brown Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Oneida Community Cemetery. Family and friends may offer words of comfort at: http://www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com/. --