James Michael Sykes from Monroe, Louisiana was born February 3, 2006 to Tim and Nikki Sykes, brother Matthew Sykes and fur-sister Mocha.
James was taken to his heavenly home on February 8, 2023. A service to remember James and celebrate his life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at North Monroe Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Bro. Warren Eckhart will lead the service. Visitation for friends will begin at 1:00 P.M. at the church.
James was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Patsy Williams, paternal great grandparents Thomas and Mary Sykes, maternal great grandparents Louis and Ramona Brown, and Austin and Aynsley Clifford.
In addition to his parents, Tim and Nikki Sykes and his brother, Matthew, James is survived by his grandparents Larry and Carolyn Sykes, Dale Williams and Billy and Lynn Brown. He will be missed by his aunts and uncles; Austin (Caitlan), Shelly (Jorge), Megan, Larry (Ashley), Lance (Emily), Lavena (Jody), Bonnie (Chris) and J.R. Hale.
James has an abundance of cousins, multitudes of friends and extended family who loved him deeply and will mourn his loss greatly.
James loved life and adventure. He was a junior at Sterlington High School where he participated in discus. James loved hunting, fishing, cowboy action shooting, archery, motorcycles, building or fixing anything. Recently he came to love playing pickle ball. Most of all James loved all his family, church family and friends.
To know James, was to love James. With his contagious smile, love for people and infectious laughter, he never met a stranger.
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