Jessie Flay Sykes

Jessie Flay Ballenger Sykes, 97, of Waco, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. August, 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco.

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery in Hubbard.

Jessie loved gospel music and worked for many years at a local textile plant.

Jessie was preceded in death by her daughter, Wanda Sykes; mother, Zella Warren Ballenger; father, Chancie Ballenger; and brother, Bob Ballenger.

She is survived by her husband, J.B. Sykes; sons, Ralph C. Lewis, of Waco and Roy C. Lewis and wife, Romana of Bay City; granddaughters, Marcie Mound and husband, Mike of Georgia, Mica Allgood and husband, Jody of Brownwood and Robin Puryear and husband, Jerry of Spring; great-grandchildren, Corbin, Jayton, Marissa and McKenzie; and one great-great-granddaughter, Marylou.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Theresa (Campbell) Pickens

    Sorry to hear of her passing. She was a sweet dear lady.
    Her and JB were friends to my in laws Wanda and Bubba Campbell. Jessie and JB would come to my late husband Neil Campbell and my home in Ross and garden with us. Tell JB I said hello and I have remarried and live in Arizona. Hope he is doing well. The heavens have gained a new angel😇

  2. I have many fond memories of Jessie and J.B. They were friends of my mother Margaret Inmon and my aunt Janie Nielsen. I was also privileged to call them friends and enjoyed their company on many occasions. I remember many outfits that Jessie made for me on her sewing machine. She was a sweet and delightful person and loved J.B. and her kids dearly. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. I have known Jessie and JB all of my life, and I am now 47. I have so many fond memories of her, her granddaughters and I grew up together and were such good friends, unfortunately we have lost touch as adults. Heaven defiantly gained a sweet sweet angel. You will so very missed. My love and prayers to the family.

  4. Such a sweet lady..and awesome family ..so sorry to hear of her passing..Stacey Herzog, former Activity Director at Crestview.

  5. Sandra Dyer....CNA

    Such a sweet lady… She will be missed..God Bless…..

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