Eleanor J. Sykes

Nov 15, 2021
Sykes, Eleanor Crop


11:00 am on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (930 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50702)


3:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family


Eleanor J. Sykes, 61, of Waterloo, Iowa, succumb by natural causes on Monday, November 15, 2021.

She was born September 16, 1960 in Waterloo, daughter of George W. Sykes, Sr. and Edith Bradford Sykes. 

Eleanor graduated from East High School in 1979. She continued her education at Pitze’s Cosmetology School in 1981. She worked as a hairstylist at Studio 2000. Tyson’s was her current employer. 

She accepted the Lord as her savior at an early age at Union Missionary Baptist Church. She later united with Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in 1995. 

Survived by her daughter, Alexis Houston, granddaughter, Zien Houston; grandsons, Zavien & Zailen Houston; father, George W. Sykes, Sr.; siblings, Frances Sykes, David (Patricia) Sykes, Rose Gaines, Bobby Sykes, Gregory Sykes, Sr. all of Waterloo, Eddie Sykes, Sr. of Long Beach, CA, Khalifah Sykes of Chicago, IL, and Derrick Sykes of Kansas City, MO; special niece Tonya Marte of Arlington, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Preceded in death by her mother, Edith Bradford Sykes; and siblings, George W. Sykes, Jr., John Sykes, and June McBlackwell.  

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  1. Karen hugill | Nov 29, 2021
    So sorry to hear about Eleanor.  Have known her for years looking forward to seeing her again in the next few months.  Alexis my sympthay goes out to you.  All my love to you and the grandchildren. If you need anything let me know. Sorry just seen it in the paper yesterday.  
  2. Rev. Vera Wallican | Nov 29, 2021

    Sending condolences to the family and friends of Eleanor Sykes.  She and my brother, the late Henry Wallican Jr., were classmates.

    RIP Trojan🧡🖤

  3. Annette Culpepper | Nov 28, 2021
    i am so sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing.  I had great tines with her in high school.  May God give you peace that surpasses all understanding is my prayer. 
  4. Mary Conner Gordon | Nov 28, 2021
    condolences to the family. Rest in Heaven.
  5. Tracie Loveless Hill | Nov 28, 2021
    Rest in Sweet Peace 🙏��
  6. Lisa Parham | Nov 27, 2021
    My Condolences to the Sykes family. Fly high Trojan. 🙏��
  7. Donald Bogardus Allen | Nov 26, 2021
    I would like to see my condolences to the site family Eleanor you will be missed…Rip
  8. Janet Jefferson | Nov 24, 2021

    My deepest Condolences to the family. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. May God wrap His loving arms all around you and comfort you during this time. God Bless You❤️❤️❤️

  9. Shurkey | Nov 24, 2021

    I extend my deepest condolences to all the family. I am so sorry for the loss of dear Eleanor.  I pray that God grant you strength and comfort in this very difficult time. Continued prayers for you all.

  10. Kesha Swing | Nov 24, 2021
    My deepest condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you all during these difficult times.
  11. Cunningham's | Nov 24, 2021

    RIP Trojan. Condolences to her family and friends. 

  12. Roshelle Sterling. | Nov 24, 2021
    My condolences to the Sykes family. Fly high my friend.
  13. Rev Shandra Mitchell | Nov 24, 2021
    I'm so sorry, to hear of Elenor's passing. To her Family/Friends, you All have my Deepest Sympathy and Prayers. She surely will be missed. Much Love. 🙏��❤ 
  14. Nichellee Jordan | Nov 24, 2021
    My condolences to thr family🙏��🙏�� RIH Eleanor. what a beautiful soul❤️
  15. Cynthia Smith-Balark | Nov 22, 2021
    My condolences to the Sykes Family on the passing of Eleanor. We grew up at Union Baptist. May God comfort the family during your time of bereavement.
  16. Tish | Nov 21, 2021
    My my condolences 

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