Edith Miriam Sykes

October 20, 2007


Edith Miriam Sykes was born on March 9, 1918 in Halifax County and died on October 20, 2007 at the age of 89.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield. The Reverend Alvin Davis will be presiding.

Edith was the last of her line, having been predeceased by her parents, Milton Sykes and Hattie Sexton Sykes; her brothers, Robert Edward Sykes, Sr. and Marion Parker Sykes, Sr.; and her sister, Elsie Ray Batchelor.

“Aunt Ne” is survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Doris Sykes, and her children, Marion and Gwen Sykes of Havelock, Horace Sykes of Greenville, Alan and Tanya Sykes of Graham, Phillip and Wanda Sykes of Enfield, and Phyllis Parker of Greenville. She also leaves to cherish her memory, Jean Arrington of Battleboro; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends.

“Aunt Ne” was an intelligent, articulate, and proud Southern lady who loved roses, local politics, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, and lively conversation. Most of all she loved her family. As she requested, her memorial will read simply, “I love you”.

The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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William Andrew Sexton
3 years ago

Miriam Edith Sykes (I just always called her Edith) was my cousin; Her Mother was my Aunt Hattie on my Daddy’s side; My Daddy’s name is Frank Baker Sexton. One of my elder brothers, George Washington Sexton, enjoyed several visits with Edith. She was such a pleasure to visit with. I remember that she also had a nice picture of our Granddaddy Joseph Thomas Sexton; I think it was about an 8 x 11, and she had it on the wall in her front room. I would very much like to have that picture if somebody would be willing to sell it to me. My current address is: William (Bill) A. Sexton, 301 Daniel Street, Apartment A1, Tarboro, NC 27886-2200, and my Phone Number is: * 82 252 955 3689 If you call me please make sure to identify yourself because I don’t answer unidentified call …. Thank you, and God Bless You