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Ruthene Shirley (Fowler) Sykes

May 4, 1941 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 76)
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A candle was lit by Roger Spivey on October 10, 2017 5:26 PM
You Were A Very Special And Sweet Lady But Most Of All The Best Mother-In-Law!! I Love You And Miss You Ma!!
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A candle was lit by Roger Spivey on October 10, 2017 1:40 PM
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A candle was lit by Glenda Sykes Spivey I Love You Mama And Miss You So Much!! on October 4, 2017 10:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Gloria . Bryan amd keith Thompson of whiteville on September 23, 2017 11:33 PM
Message from SHIRLEY HORNE
September 21, 2017 9:21 AM

I love you forever and ever Aunt Ruthene.
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A candle was lit by Shirley Sykes Horne on September 21, 2017 9:20 AM
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A candle was lit by Beth Sykes on September 20, 2017 9:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Gene and Aileen Sykes on September 20, 2017 9:30 PM
Message from G C & Linda Brayn
September 20, 2017 8:59 PM

Mrs. Ruthene is now with her beloved husband Bro. Brooks. We at Oak Grove Original Free Will Baptist church, Bladenboro, NC are a blessed people for having them in our midst. Even after Brooks passed away she would often come over to revival services. We loved her and Bro. Brooks and we love the family. May God take each one of the family up in His arms and hug them with all the love He has to offer and carry each one of you on forward until we all get to heaven. Only then will we know the full extent of the lives that Brooks and Ruthene Syskes touched.
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A candle was lit by Carol Ann Strickland on September 20, 2017 7:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Vicki Stevens, Miguel Abundis, Christopher Gore,& Troy Gore on September 20, 2017 5:59 PM
Gary, Glenda, & Family
Ya'll have our deepest condolences in this time of sorrow. But I also want ya'll to know that I truly believe that Mrs. Ruthene just wanted to be with the love of her life that the good Lord gave her all those many many years ago. I believe that Mr. Brookes wanted her there in heaven with him for he truly has missed her so. So I believe that the Lord granted them their one last wish of being together by calling her home to his house to be with ya'lls daddy. I know that it is very hurtful to let go of your mama like this but ya'll should remember why she's gone. To be with your daddy and our heavenly father, Jesus Christ. In that we should all rejoice as I heard Rev. Brooks say a many a time, because in Jesus we never die but have everlasting life. Mrs. Ruthene and Rev. Brooks have just passed from our earthly plain to their rightful place , in the heavenly house of our Lord and only one true God, Our heavenly Father. The Lord had seen that their job here on earth was finished so he just called upon them to come home to him so that they may continue to help others else where understand and learn the word of God. The day she passed, that glorious rainbow that appeared was the Lord's way of saying that they were both with him in his kingdom and that ya'll should not have anymore sorrow or woe. But he also understands that he made us human and we tend to feel those emotions anyway. He gave us the loce in our hearts to love one another in life as well as in passing. And the Lord knows that ya'lls parents were and still are loved by a lot of people. They were and are two of the greatest people I have ever had the privilege and honor to have known in my lifetime. I love you all and I pray that God lays his hands on each and everyone of ya'll so that ya'll may find peace in your hearts in knowing that she is where she wants to be. They loved their family dearly but they love their Lord more. And I hope and pray in my heart also that ya'll feel the same in ya'lls hearts. Always put the Lord first and he will do the same to you. God bless ya'll and keep ya'll in his loving embrace. If ya'll need something let me know via Marie or just ask her for my nimber and call me directly. I love each and everyone of ya'll and I shall keep ya'll in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by Vicki Stevens, Miguel Abundis, Christopher Gore,& Troy Gore on September 20, 2017 5:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Belinda Simmonds on September 20, 2017 2:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Jerry and Melissa Long on September 20, 2017 1:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Joan Strickland and family. on September 20, 2017 10:37 AM
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A candle was lit by Hannah Cribb on September 19, 2017 7:35 PM
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A candle was lit by SETH CRIBB on September 19, 2017 7:34 PM
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A candle was lit by Andrew Paul Cribb on September 19, 2017 7:32 PM
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A candle was lit by Hope nobles on September 19, 2017 1:20 PM
I am so sorry about miss ruthene.took care of your dad many times at hospital and your mother was always an angel.i know they are rejoicing today.love and prayers her family
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A candle was lit by Wanda Coleman Lowery on September 19, 2017 12:59 PM
Message from Doris A. Strickland
September 19, 2017 8:31 AM

Gary, Melissa and family,

I just got to know Mrs. Ruthene in the last couple of months while helping with the 1967 Tabor City High class reunion. She was a sweet person who loved God with all her heart. I remember her saying when she passed on to be happy for she would be rejoicing with Jesus. May God give each and everyone comfort and peace. The world has lost a dear saint.
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A candle was lit by Doris A. Strickland on September 19, 2017 8:28 AM
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A candle was lit by Linda Brown on September 18, 2017 10:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Paul Cribb and Family on September 18, 2017 8:57 PM
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A candle was lit by Peggy spivey on September 18, 2017 8:34 PM
Message from Peggy Spivey
September 18, 2017 8:34 PM

Glenda, Gary and family, I am sorry Mrs. Ruthene, and I wish you much joy and comfort in the memories of your mother, grandmother, and friend.
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A candle was lit by Richard, Kimberly, and Aaron Creech on September 18, 2017 7:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Bobby & Brenda Stanley on September 18, 2017 7:10 PM
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A candle was lit by Yvonne Strickland on September 18, 2017 6:19 PM
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A candle was lit by Pam and Mark Prince on September 18, 2017 2:46 PM
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A candle was lit by Amanda Goss and family on September 18, 2017 10:40 AM
Message from Wanda Smith Cribb
September 18, 2017 9:46 AM

Glenda, Gary and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Sweet Mrs. Ruthene. She has touched so many lives with her kindness, her warm spirit, and her out look on life. She will be missed, but her shine will be remembered! Praying for you all!!
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A candle was lit by Wanda Smith Cribb and family on September 18, 2017 9:27 AM
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A candle was lit by David & Marie Sykes on September 17, 2017 9:54 PM
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