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Thelma (Colley) Sykes

May 26, 1931 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 89)

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SYKES, Thelma Colley “Sissy” 89, of Mechanicsville, VA entered her heavenly home, Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Temple and Virginia Tuck Colley; a sister, Louise C. Green; and a brother, Eugene Colley, Jr. Thelma is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Vernon Leslie Sykes III.  She attended Saluda High school and RPI and was a member of the Saluda Blue Jays softball team. Thelma was proud of her career as a teller with the Bank of Virginia. She was a long-time member of Fairmount Christian Church and their “You & I” Sunday School class, where she had previously served as president. The family will receive friends,  from 1 – 2 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy. Mechanicsville, VA 23111, where a funeral service will be held promptly at 2:00 pm, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fairmount Christian, You & I Sunday School class (at Fairmount Christian Church, PO Box 788, Mechanicsville, VA 23111) or the Alzheimer’s Association (@  

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January 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monaghan Funeral Home
7300 Creighton Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Funeral Service
January 28, 2021

2:00 PM
Monaghan Funeral Home Chapel
7300 Creighton Pkwy
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Interment following funeral service
January 28, 2021

Forest Lawn Cemetery
4000 Pilots Lane
Richmond, Virginia 23222

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