Norma Sykes

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Norma Ann Sykes, nee Miller, 89, of Smithton, IL, born March 25, 1933, in Louisville, KY, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Christine, nee Wall, Miller; and her former husband, Eldred Lee Sykes.

She is survived by her daughter, Becky Czapla; two sons, Dennis Sykes and John Sykes; a sister, Jane Moore; a son-in-law, Ted Czapla; nine grandchildren; a great-memaw to 25 great-grandchildren; four nieces; and one nephew.

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Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Nathan Reever officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


1 Comment on Norma Sykes

Cathie Guirl said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2022 at 5:27 PM

Even though I never met Norma, I am blessed to have a newest best friend in Becky. I know her life wasn't perfect but her mirror image is reflected by the way Becky lives and her incredible attitude. She is such an inspiration to all around her, she never complains, (I do enough for both of us)). She calls the Goodwill her boutique, works seven days a week and is always happy. I know she wasn't spurted out of the womb like that, it's a learned behavior. I know she learned it from a wonderful mother, against all odds. You should all be so proud how well she did with limited ability! May God Bless and keep you all. With complete adoration, Cathie

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