Mason Willard Sykes

June 20, 1928 - August 24, 2010

06/20/1928 - 08/24/2010

Past Services

Thursday August 26, 2010
Following the graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery

Thursday August 26, 2010
2:00 pm

Mr. Mason ‘Boozie’ Sykes, age 82 died at the Nash Grove Manor in Nashville on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Boozie was a native of Halifax County born and raised in Enfield. He was one of seven children born to the late Lilla ‘Granny’ Sykes and Faris C. Sykes, Sr. Following graduation from high school he joined the US Army and remained a service to his country until he retired as Sergeant. Following retirement Boozie moved back to Enfield from Virginia Beach to care for his mother.

Also preceding him in death are his two sisters; Anita Sykes Martin and Irma Sykes Babson, three brothers; J.W., Norwood and Faris Sykes, Jr.

Surviving are one brother, Marlan Sykes of Chesapeake, VA and several nieces and nephews.

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Jeanette Stark
13 years ago

Mason was my friend and I hold fond memories of the years spent as his neighbor.G Randy and I send thoughts of happier days to the loved ones he left behind.

Gwen Bradley Raynor
13 years ago

Skipper, Scott, & Earl,

So sorry to hear of Boozie’s death. He was a wonderful person; and loved his family very much.

Norma Bradley Jones
13 years ago

Skipper, Earl & Scott…so sorry to hear of Boozie’s death. May all the good memories sustain you as you greive.

Ellen Maready
13 years ago

I was sorry to hear the news about Boozie. I am friends with Gwyn and Marion Sykes in Havelock so she keeps me informed.

Boozie was always such a kind person and made me feel so welcome the few times I visited Enfield and when he would come to the beach.

It is hard to believe that Norwood has been gone over 7 years already. There are not many days that go by that his name is still not brought up for all the happy memories he provided for me and my family.

A special hello to Marlan and his family. I think about you every time I eat shrimp with those veins in them. You were all such good people. I am glad you were a part of my life.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Ellen

Agnes Edwards Yarboro
13 years ago

Sincere condolences to the family … may the good memories sustain the family at this time

13 years ago


Connie & Martin Gaither
13 years ago

Scott, Earle, & Skipper: I was grieved to read of your uncle Boozie’s death in the N & O early this morning. He was an unique fellow and a great friend. I especially recall the time that mother was feeling blue & depressed @ her beach home. She called Boozie in Enfield to cheer her up. May God be with you in your time of sorry. Martin

Mrs. Marion Sykes
13 years ago

Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Janet Webb
13 years ago

Thinking of the Sykes family and our love goes out to our best friends; Laura & Skipper Sykes.