Claudia Sikes

February 18, 1924January 2, 2014

Claudia Jane Carter Sikes, almost 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2014. Born to Shelton T. and Eddie Mae Johnson Carter of Winterville, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia in home economics. While teaching in Pembroke, she met and married Ellis D. Sikes of Evans County. They were married on December 25, 54 years before his passing in 2004. Claudia worked for the Georgia State Government. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and excellent cook. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church her entire life, 35 of which were at Mountain Park UMC, Stone Mountain. She was also predeceased by brothers Edward and Roland; brothers-in-law Harold, George, Bobby; sisters-in-law Letha, Mary, Lenette, Roberta. She is survived by brother Charles (Laura) Carter, sister Ann (Herschel) Reeves; sisters-in-law Flo Carter, Nell Surrency, Alene (Willie) Moore; son Ed (Marilynn) Sikes of Charlotte; daughters Janet (David) Tanner and Sara Bolen of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren Maureen (Travis), Amy, Jonathan (Melody), Daniel, Beth, Adam, Kathryn, Evelyn; great-granddaughters Shayna, Alice, Simone; more then 30 nieces and nephews. Special thanks to those who called, wrote, and visited after her move to Roanoke in 2008. Services will be held at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, January 4, at 2:00 p.m. following visitation from 10:00 - 12:00. Internment at Tuckston United Methodist, Athens.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2014

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January 18, 2014

Our condolences to the family of Claudia from two of her Sunday School friends. Charlie and Ethel Brannon

January 5, 2014

Dear family of Claudia -
When I learned of Claudia's death from Rev. Charles Barnes, I fondly remembered all the good times of working alongside her in the kitchen at Mountain Park UMC, preparing food for Wed. Night Suppers, and all the chatting done during those happy days. May God grant you His peace as you continue on without her presence here. love and prayers, Diane Whetstone(Athens, GA)

Lee McElhannon

January 4, 2014


My sincere condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your mother. May God bless all of you at this time and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.

January 3, 2014

To the Sikes family...may God comfort you and bring you peace during this time of bereavement.

Bernstein Funeral Home

January 3, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.