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Obituary of Eleanor Sykes (1960 – 2021) – Waterloo, IA

Eleanor J. Sykes

September 16, 1960 – November 15, 2021

WATERLOO-Eleanor J. Sykes, 61, of Waterloo, Iowa, died of natural causes on Monday November 15, 2021. She was born September 16, 1960 in Waterloo, daughter of George W. Sykes, Sr. & Edith Bradford Sykes. Eleanor graduated from East High School in 1979. She continued her education at Pitze School of Cosmetology in 1981. She worked as a hairdresser at Studio 2000. Tyson was her current employer. She accepted the Lord as her Savior from an early age at Union Missionary Baptist Church. She then joined the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in 1995. She is survived by her daughter, Alexis Houston; her granddaughter, Zien Houston; grandsons, Zavien & Zailen Houston; father, George W. Sykes, Sr .; siblings, Frances Sykes, David (Patricia) Sykes, Rose Gaines, Bobby Sykes, Gregory Sykes, Sr. all of Waterloo, Eddie Sykes, Sr. of Long Beach, CA, Khalifah Sykes of Chicago, IL, & Derrick Sykes of Kansas City, MO; special niece Tonya Marte of Arlington, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her mother, Edith Bradford Sykes; and siblings, George W. Sykes, Jr., John Sykes and June McBlackwell. Memories: to the family. Services: 11:00 am Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. Visits: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021 at the Kearns Funeral Service. Burial: Garden of memories.

Posted by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on November 28, 2021.