Barbara Sykes

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016

On Aug. 17, 2016, Barbara Jean Stillwell Sykes was called to heaven. She was born June 30, 1941, in Bogalusa.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerry A. Sykes; a daughter, Donna Sykes Mullen (Billy); two sons, Jeff and Doug Ray Sykes; four granddaughters, Staci, Tiffiney, Madonna (Stephen) and Ashley (Gabby); seven great-grandchildren, Nicole, Matt, Rainey, Dani, Davis, Geri and Bella; a sister, Janice Billings; brother-in-law, Douglas Sykes (Judy); sister-in-law, Mary Nell Stephens; niece, Shelly Sykes; several nephews; and very good friends, Betty Cooper and Bobbie Sykes Miller.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Larry L. Stillwell and Julia Slade Stillwell; two brothers, Larry and Ray Stillwell; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey Jean and Ray Albert Bedwell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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