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Thelma (Colley) Sykes

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

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Obituary

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 (@ alz.org)  

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 28, 2021

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

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 28, 2021

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

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
January 28, 2021

Forest Lawn Cemetery
4000 Pilots Lane
Richmond, Virginia 23222

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