Pamela B. Sykes



Mrs. Pamela Babb Sykes, 64, of Lillington died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her home. She was born in Lee county, the daughter of the late Omer Lee and Berla O’Quinn Babb. Pam was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving as a children’s Sunday school teacher. She worked as an administrative assistant at Lee Senior High School and retired in 2014. Pam was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Louise Bullard and husband, Gene; sister, Laura Leaird and brother, Clinton Babb. She enjoyed being a caregiver to friends and family as well as spending time with her 4 grandsons.

Pam is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ernest Sykes of the home; daughter, Myra Hair and husband, Shane of Maryville, TN; son, Frankie Sykes and wife, Rebecca of Apex; 4 grandsons, Seth Hair, Drew Hair, Easton Sykes and Brayton Sykes; sister, Genease Fields and husband, Phil of Sanford; brother, Charles Babb and wife, Sylvia of Mamers; sister, Ellen Allen of Cameron; brother, Junior Babb of Climax; sister-in-law, Janet Babb of Broadway; brothers-in-law, Van Leaird of Lillington, Ronald Sykes of Broadway, David Sykes and wife, Dorothy of Pinehurst; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers with Rev. Dan Deaton and Rev. V. Martin Groover officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, PO Box 525, Mamers, NC 27552 or Duke Cancer Institute, 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701.