Mrs. Rozell Sykes

Rozell "Punkin" Sykes was born March L6,1922 in Lindale, TX., to the late Ed Ratliff and lda McNeil. She is preceded in death by both parents, son Dennis Taylor and sisters Mozell, Addie Mae, Ruth, Ezola and brother EJ.

She received her education in the Lindale, TX., lSD. She received her Cosmetology license in Amarillo, TX., in 1955. She also worked as a nurses aide.

Afterwards she dedicated her life to taking care of others by becoming a foster parent for Child Protective Services for over 30 years. During this time, she cared for over 200 children and also adopted 4 children over this time; Roderic, Byron, Lavitta and Brandi.

She joined Carver Heights Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Tyler Carter, where she served in Mission I & ll and the Helping Hands ministry.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband Thynon Sykes, one sister, Vera Mae Armstrong, her children Roderic, Brandi, Lavitta & Byron; a host of nieces & nephews, grandchildren & great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and other cousins & friends.


  • Wake Service Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mrs. Rozell Sykes

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