Joyce Robinson Sykes
Sykes, 68 of Southport, died on Wednesday, September 26,
2012 at her home.
Mrs. Sykes was born February 8, 1944 in Charlotte,
Michigan the daughter of the late Floyd and Bethel
Diamond Robinson. She had worked for A&E Produce for
eight years and previously for Western Sizzlin for
several years. Mrs. Sykes loved her dogs, yard sales,
antiques, thrift stores, and collecting cook books. She
was preceded in death by a brother Bob Robinson.
Surviving are her husband Donald “Don” Sykes of the
home; two sons Mark Broskey of Charlotte, MI and Roger
Ladd and wife Deanna of Bellville, MI; two daughters
Laura Root and partner David West of Southport, and
Bethany Wengert and husband Bruce of Medford, OR; a
step-son Donald Ray Sykes Jr. and wife Sharon of
Southport; a step-daughter Katherine Lynn Gimbel of
Medford, OR; a brother Ron Robinson and wife Riola of
Dimondale, MI; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren;
and best friends Rose Blue, Suzanne Greer and Sharon
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday,
September 30, 2012 in the Northwood Cemetery with
Reverend Jeff Saugus officiating.
& White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport