Gregory Sanford Sykes

Published 10:14 pm Friday, March 4, 2016

Gregory Sanford Sykes, 59, of 209 Archer Ave., Colonial Heights, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at his residence. He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Lillian Sykes-Maddrey and the late Elder Sanford T. Sykes.



He attended John Yeates High School. Gregory retired from Amazon Inc. of Chester and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of New Mount Joy Food For Living Ministry.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Lillian Sykes Maddrey, of Suffolk; devoted friend, Wilma Hill, of Colonial Heights; two sons, Gregory Sanford Sykes Jr. and Kevin Lamont Sykes, both of Suffolk; four grandchildren; one brother, Timothy D. Sykes (Marion), of Suffolk; two aunts, Lottie F. Smallwood (Linwood) and Laura Goodman (Raymond), both of Suffolk; other relatives and friends.

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A funeral will be held at noon Monday, March 7, 2016, at New Mt. Joy Food For Living Ministries officiated by Bishop Viola Parker. Interment will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be extended to the family at