to the sykes family my blessing,s to my teacher,s mr & mrs sykes my love & peaceful journey my friend....Mr.Harry Sykes.
To My Church Family, the Sykes:
What a great example of what a Child of God, a husband and a father should emulate! Mr. Sykes ALWAYS had a smile for you no matter when he saw you. I will miss him when I go back home to visit. Family, please know Mr. Sykes is well with his Soul. May God continue to bless and keep you as you grieve his homegoing.
MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU. ALL OF YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
On behalf of the family of Brooks and Nannie Gardner we offer our deepest sympathy, God be wirh you
Peace be still
Kevin and the Sykes family, our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am grateful to have spoken with Mr. H.N Sykes only one time at the top of this year, through his great-niece Lavelle Sykes. Thanks Mrs. H. N. Sykes for letting me speak with him Researching through Ancestry.com led me to Kevin and we also spoke. Numerous praising articles of him will be within our tree. I missed out. Im sorry for our loss of a positive and effective force within our family and communities. Thanks again. God Bless
My Prayers are with you.My dad, John H.Thomas,was so very close to Mr.Harry Sykes.On the behalf of my family,we offer our deepest sympathy.
Melvin and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless and may the memories bring comfort.
Your family is in our prayers.
Mrs. Jean Yates & Son
Kermit…May the lord comfort you and your family during this most difficult time.
We know you and your family are so proud of the awesome role model that your dad was…He was a TRUE blessing to many.
God Bless You Kermit and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin and Jaquata and Sykes Family, your family are in my prayers. Your dad was a wonderful man and I'm glad I had a chance to know him. May God continue to bless and keep you.
Valeria Cummings Swope
Kevin, Jaquata, and family....We are saddended to hear of the passing of Kevin's father. Kevin, we will never forget how you were there us when Mary's father passed. Your presence was so comforting. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times as you celebrate a life well lived.
Kevin and the Sykes Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Sykes. Keeping you in our prayers during this time.
Our sincere condolences to the Sykes family. It is our prayer that you will find comfort in knowing that our God's grace will strengthen you and his love will sustain you as you celebrate the life and legacy of a trailblazer -- Mr. Harry Sykes. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1
May God continue to bless you
The Board of Deacons
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Sharing your sorrow, as well as the many great memories... Praying for you, and love you all.
Melvin and family,
Just a note to let you and your family know I'm thinking of you and your family during this time. Your DAD leaves a great legacy for all.
To the entire Sykes family, my heartfelt condolences to you as you go through this time of mourning. Mr. Sykes was a gentle giant... I always told him he made me feel like a smurf....I will always remember that smile he gave me after that comment...he truly was a pillar of PGBC as well our community. I am proud God allowed us to cross paths....a hard worker as well as a man of God. God bless you all.
Melvin and siblings, my prayers are with you and your mother.
Kermit and the Sykes Family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I'll be praying for you all. Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with you.
I remember seeing Harry when he visited his wife when I was a student at Glendover Elementary. I will always remember him. I played football with Kermit on the Grey Y team at Glendover. God Bless the entire family. Thanks for the memories Harry.
PRAISE BE TO GOD!!! ------ TO GOD!!!!!! ------- BE!!!!! ------ THE GLORY!!!!! ----- FOR BLESSING MR. SYKES –---- THIS TALL AFRICAN AMERICAN GIANT ----- WITH MANY GREAT HONORS OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE WELL LIVED & ACKNOWLEDGED!!!!!
Your loss is shared by many friends who care. You are in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer. May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.
(Note: Kermit, I haven't seen you since high school)
Terri Jean Williams
Kevin,Kermit ,and all of the family of Mr. Sykes, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know the sadness of losing a loved one but, know they are in a much better place than the rest of us. May God continue to keep you in this time of sorrow.
Thanks for the great memories Mr. Sykes, growing up in Pleasant Green with your family was a pleasant experience and enjoyable. You often reached out to the common person , extending a hand if needed. You will be missed. A big shout out to Harry jr. and Melvin, truly close friends.
God Blessed your family with Mr. Sykies, may he continue blessing you, and the family.
To the family of Mr. Harry Sykes, I remember growing up in St. Martins Village, and Mr. Sykes was always a man of great character and kindness. He was a roll model for young men in our neighborhood. God bless and be with you all.
To God Be The Glory God Bless This Family.
Know that my deepest sympathy is extended to the entire Sykes family. May your hearts be comforted during the loss of your loved one.
May God continue to bless you and keep you during this time and throughout eternity. Uncle Harry was more than an uncle, he was like my "Dad". He thought it not robbery to hoist me on his shoulders when I was little, much to my delight! He was so tall, I knew if I kept reaching and eating my vegetables (as he told me), it wouldn't be long before I'd reach the sky! He told me I could conquer anything! I'm still reaching!!!
As I grew up and his shoulders were not an option, I still wasn't too big for him to call and check on me from wherever he was in his travels. I was then and am now most appreciative for his life and so very, very proud of my Uncle's accomplishments. His legacy remains strong, and fond memories will never ever fade. A giant of a man; a self-less spirit;a pillar in the community that he served and loved; but most importantly, his greatest love and his fulfilled passion was being an incredible Husband, dynamic Father, awesome Grandfather, superb Relative and Friend to others and the Best Uncle a girl could ask for to me. Until we meet again Uncle Harry, my love will never fade. Get some sweet rest! I love you eternally
Gerri and family sorry to hear about the death of Harry, just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless and keep you. Jean Beckham (former employee of Economic Development)
Mrs. Sykes and family. Our son, Darryl, and I offer you our deepest sympathy. Love to each of you from family of (Harry's deceased fraternity brother) Willie Edwards.
Lexington has lost another legend! My condolences go out to the Sykes family. Mr. and Mrs. Sykes served as pillars in the Lexington community for many years. There is great joy in knowing that Mr. Sykes will have a grown of rightousness laid up for him in glory. For he truly loved his family and people, worked diligently and tirelessly for all of humanity. May he rest in peace.
TO THE SYKES FAMILY:
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE IN KNOWING HE REST IN HIS LOVING ARMS. GOD BLESS THE SYKES FAMILY IN THESE DARKEST HOURS.
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Sykes. I was a neighbor for over 25 years. To Mrs Sykes and the entire family my prayers are with Sincerely Gary Hall
I'm thankful for the influence of Mr. Sykes in our city. I know he made Lexington a better place to live. May God give peace and comfort to the Sykes family.
I can almost hear the Lord say, come, my good and faithful servant your race is won. You are tired and I will give you rest. Rest in peace Mr. Harry.
My prayers go out to Gerri and family. I remember all the good times we had as an Economic Development family in Frankfort. In those days, we looked forward to lunch and a game of spades. We have lost Louis, Phil and now Mr. Sykes from this family. I am so glad we were able to get together for lunch not too long ago at Jim's. Gerri, I will especially keep you in my prayers.
In the school year of 1967-68. I was in
the 4th Grade of Elementary at Johnson
School. My teacher was Mrs.Sykes, from time to time Mr.Sykes would visit
his Wife in our classroom.
In this one brief moment of time,
I clearly remember Mr.Sykes was with us
in the classroom watching the funeral of
Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. on TV from The
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta,
Georgia and Later Mr.Sykes shaking the
hand in a black and white picture of
The 1968 Presidential Candidate, The
Late Robert F. Kennedy.
TO: Mr.Harry Sykes
(The Quiet Gentle Giant)
REST IN PEACE
As news director of WLAP radio and later WTVQ-TV in the 1970s, I developed a deep respect for Mr. Sykes as a man of character, honesty and integrity at city hall. He was a genuine Rock of Gibralter in what a times was a sea of turbulence in Lexington. A real class guy.
May Mr Sykes rest in sweet peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It has been an honor to take care of you in your final days. God bless to the family
To all of the family, his presence will be missed by more people can you could ever imagine. I hope that those wonderful memories will ease your grief and give you strength. Lexington is a better place because of his contributions. Thank you for sharing him with us.
To Mr. Harry Sykes' family my condolences to you. God bless and keep you all. He left his love and many teachings for us all. May he rest in peace.
Was beginning my ministry in Kentucky when Mr. Sykes started his civic/community leadership. An excellent leader, a great man ....