Tammy Sykes

Obituary of Tammy Jo Sykes

Ms. Tammy Sykes, 58, of Barnesville, died October 7, 2020. Ms. Sykes, born August 27, 1962, was the daughter of the late Ray B. and Gladys Stuart Sykes. She was the granddaughter of the late Curtis C. and Clara Bankston Sykes of Barnesville and the late James William Stuart, Joannie Stuart, and Jewell Floyd of Forsyth. Tammy faced life-long cognitive and physical challenges but was always secure in the love of her immediate and extended family. She was clearly the favorite of all her aunts and uncles. Upon the death of her mother in 1995, she moved from her home on Poplar Drive to a group home environment in which she flourished for over 23 years. Rapidly declining health for the past several years required skilled nursing care which she received as a resident at Heritage Inn in Barnesville. Her family extends sincere thanks to the amazing staff at Heritage Inn. Ms. Sykes is survived by a brother, Alan Sykes of Cleveland, Ga., a sister, Becky Sykes Chambers of Decatur, Ga. and a brother-in-law, Alan Chambers of Decatur. She is also survived by two nieces, Claire Chambers Hegarty of Decatur and Margaret Chambers Campbell of Bethesda, Md., and their spouses, Matt Hegarty and Jonathan Campbell. Ms. Sykes was a much-loved great aunt to two great-nieces and two great-nephews: Mary Elliott and Eamon Hegarty and Aaron and Catherine Campbell. Ms. Sykes leaves behind her house mother and dear friend, Charlotte Stroud of Barnesville, a former sister-in-law, Julie Sykes of Griffin, and many Bankston and Stuart cousins. A family service will be held at Fredonia Cemetery, Redbone. To sign the online registry or to send a condolence online, please do so at www.williams- westburyfuneralhome.com Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is serving the Sykes family.
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