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Ila Wilmetta  Yates  Sykes
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Obituary for Ila Wilmetta Yates Sykes

Ila Wilmetta Yates Sykes, 97, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS in Oxford.  The funeral service will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Fowler officiating.  Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  

Born to the late Coy and Velma Bishop Yates, Mrs. Sykes was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a retired fifth grade teacher and active in the Red Hat Club and Eastern Star. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Sykes; sisters, Flora Stokes, Jeraldine Trautham and Pauline Smith and brother, Jimmy Yates.

Survivors include two step children; Sue Fudge of Memphis, TN and J.B. Sykes, Jr., Batesville, MS; one brother of Corinth, MS and a host of nieces and nephews.   

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Sykes’ memory may be made to the Yellow Leaf Cemetery Fund, c/o Martha May, 470 Highway 334, Oxford, MS 38655.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Feb

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Waller Funeral Home

419 Highway 6 West
P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655

Service

Friday

23

Feb

2:00 PM
Waller Funeral Home

419 Highway 6 West
P.O. Box 1200
Oxford, MS 38655

Cemetery Details

Location

Yellow Leaf Cemetery

50 County Road 435
Oxford, MS 38655

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