Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes for Sara Ellen Cook Sykes, 84, who died on Thursday, July 1, in Ridgeland. Bro. Terry Corley officiated.
Sara was born on Oct. 20, 1936, to the late Roy Cook and Geneva Hall Cook Pynes.
Her parents; her father, who raised her, D.B. Pynes and her husband, Rufus J. Sykes, preceded Sara in death.
Survivors include, her children, Melanie Lynne Fowler (Adam), Stephanie Kay Ballard and Harvey Michael Ballard; sister, June Fitzwater; brother, Ronald D. Pynes (Nancy); five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Sara to Sunnybrook Estates, 200 Serenity Ln., Madison, MS. 39110.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.womblefuneralhome.com
Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.