Sadie Marie Watson

December 10, 1984September 27, 2021

Sadie Marie Sykes (formerly Watson) was born on December 10, 1984, and passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully, on September 27, 2021.

Sadie was loved by everyone who knew her. Sadie had a love for music that was indescribable. A true Spartan, Sadie loved her green and white, and was a follower of everything MSU. She had an inviting and easy demeanor, as well an amazing sense of humor that was often accompanied with her contagious laugh. Sadie was, and is, so easy to love.

Sadie earned degrees from both Kalamazoo Community College (Medical Associates), and from Ferris State University (Bachelors of Social Science in Criminal Justice, with honors Cum Laude). At the time of her passing, Sadie worked at the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) as the lead Victim/Witness Coordinator, serving those affected by crime.

Sadie is survived by her father and stepmother, Steve and Chris Sykes; her mother, Rena Sykes; her second father - Arnie Cisneros; and her siblings - Shaun Sykes, Elena Cisneros (Trey Popp); and a long list of close friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sadie also survived by her beautiful niece, Josslyn Skees, and her one and only “angel” nephew, Kellen James; who she called “Tetes Angel”. Sadie leaves behind a huge void and will forever be missed by her friends and family.

A Visitation for Sadie will be from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 23rd at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in East Lansing, MI. To continue, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service, in memory of our sweet Sadie, will take place immediately after, beginning at 1:30 pm. Sadie's family welcomes both friends and family to attend the Visitation and the Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Sadie’s name, and/or the CCPO, to a non-profit such as The SafeCenter, or EVE, of Clinton County Michigan. Please visit and for more information.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 23, 2021


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Terry Field

October 23, 2021

I will miss her forever Aunt Terry

Kaylee Charles

October 19, 2021

I am saddened to hear the passing of Sadie. I worked with her at Lake Lansing Family Practice, and she was one of my work BFF's. She fun to work with and cared deeply for others. Her humor was infectious, and that we always raved about getting El Aztecto for lunch. Also she loved seeing my dog when bringing him to work. She will be deeply missed.

Ken Joosse

October 19, 2021

I am so blessed to have had Sadie enter my life the day she was born. She grabbed a big piece of my heart taking care of her when she was young and never let go. Sadie grew into such a beautiful person, so kind and caring with a big heart a beautiful smile and laugh who was always fun to be around.

Sadie worked so hard to make her life better and I am so incredibly proud of her for what she achieved and who she had become. It was great after all her effort in school to see her find a rewarding job that she truly loved.

But talking to Sadie I knew that by far the best part of her life was that of being an aunt to Kellen. He was the absolute love and light of her life. Sadie was beaming just talking about him. He is so lucky to have been a part of her and I am so happy she got to enjoy that experience in her short life.

Sadie you were so easy to love. You were a big part of my life, the daughter I never had. I will miss tremendously my trips from Madison to come visit you and our frequent talks on the phone. I will miss you more than I can ever say and you will be in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family.

jennifer weston

October 18, 2021

I am so incredibly sorry to hear about Sadies's passing. I had the privilege to work with her at Lake Lansing Family Practice. Sadie was funny, determined, kind and such a hard worker. I enjoyed caring for patients along side her every day. She will be missed and remembered fondly.

William Babcock

October 17, 2021

Sadie and I worked together for a few years and she was a great coworker of mine and we continued our friendship together through the years and she was a great person to talk to you I will miss talking to her usually once a week she will call me how sad I am today to find out of the passing of my friend she will always be missed

Christine Margo

October 14, 2021

Sadie entered my life at 9 years old and it has been a blessing to be her stepmother. We loved each other as Mother and Daughter and were the best of friends. I had the pleasure of watching Sadie grow into a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her father Steve and I are so proud of all that she accomplished in life. We are deeply saddened of her passing but we know that she will continue to touch our lives and others forever. Sadie welcomed me with open arms and for that I am truly grateful. I will treasure special times together like holidays, shopping, swimming in the pool, going to concerts and our talks. Though Sadie is in heaven now, I want her to know she still and will forever mean the world to me.

Danielle Jurewicz

October 14, 2021

We missed too much time together in our younger lives. I thank God that He brought us to know each other more before He took you home. I believe you when you said, "we're sisters, not cousins." Your unconditional love &acceptance is imprinted forever in all the hearts you've touched. The memory of your infectious joy &laughter will always comfort me. I love you special, Sister. For always. No matter what. ❤️

Meredith Spalding

October 13, 2021

I will hold Sadie close to my heart FOREVER. An incredible sister to my best friend and the absolute BEST tete to her beloved Kellen. The most beautiful guardian angel. It was truly an honor to be her friend. Sending so, so, so much love to your family.

I love you, Sadie. We will miss you so much.

-Meredith (Lammers) Spalding and Family

Brandi Hurd

October 13, 2021

Where do I even start…. Sadie was the most incredible person I knew, not only was she my cousin, we were best friends we called each other sisters! I will miss our annual MSU vs UofM parties always celebrating Ricky’s birthday, our late night hang outs in the garage singing our heads off, air guitaring and air drumming around the garage like maniacs, our late night boat rides, our summer fun we always had, but most of all I miss her voice and laughter. Sadie was a huge part of my family’s life, she was my kids God mother, she always made sure she came to Jackson to celebrate anything our family had going on! We were supposed to go sledding for my 40th birthday like we did when we were kids.. my husband says we must still go sledding.. I will keep you in my heart forever Sadie Marie! ❤️💔 “I Love you to the moon and back Always and Forever” 😇

Roxanne Duckworth

October 11, 2021

Sadie was the best friend a girl could have.. a sister to me really. I could be my realest me around her and vice versa. We shared so many laughs together and always had so much fun even if it was just a trip to Target or something. She was my biggest cheerleader and supporter. The times that were hard and full of tears she also had my back. I hope I was the same to her. I will forever miss singing our duets, going to concerts, cabin trips, etc. I will especially miss our conversations and fun at her dad’s pool each summer. I feel lucky to have had the time I had with her. I am so proud of her for all that she worked so hard and accomplished. She loved her family and friends with every fiber of her being and because of that I became close with many of them. I love you guys and my heart breaks for our loss of such an amazing person. I hope we always stay in touch because Sadie would want that. I am here for anything needed and I am praying for the family. Sadie lives on in our hearts forever.