Ludie Belle Sykes
- Ludie Belle Sykes, well known as “Lute Dute” and “Toodles” peacefully
departed this earthly life while asleep at home and entered into
eternal rest with her precious Lord and Savior on the morning of March
She was born on November 2, 1914 in Manteo, NC to the late Arvilla
Collins-Golden and John Ebron, and lived very full and amazing life to
the ripe age of 103 years old. She was loved by everyone who knew
her and will be truly missed. Her worry-free attitude and trust
in God will be a memory we will all cherish.
Though Ludie had no biological children, her nieces and nephews were
like her own. She aided in raising many of her family members as
well as other children from the community.
Ludie is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sykes; two brothers,
Randolph Ebron and Jasper Ebron; three sisters, Olivia Ebron, Ruebell
Ebron, and Eula Mackey; a special niece Gwendolyn Mackey; and dear
life-long friend, James Sawyer.
She leaves so many to cherish her memory, including one nephew, Jasper
Scarborough (Valerie) of Fayetteville, NC; three nieces, Teresa
Saunders, of Manteo, NC; Barbara-Jean Whitaker, of Brooklyn, NY; and
Tashia Tillett of Columbia, MD; six great-nephews Randolph Mackey,
Jasper Mackey, Eric Meekins, Jerome Meekins, Jason Beale, and Brian
Scarborough; five great-nieces Angela White-Davis, Nichelle Zaidieh,
Gwendolyn Meekins, Sherron White, and LaKisha Hill; a very special
cousin, Tina Tran; dear friends Joyce and Earnest Campbell, and Essie
Brown; and a great host of great-great nieces/nephews, cousins, and
The family is receiving those who wish to express their condolences at Ludie’s home, located at 609 Fernando Street, Manteo, NC.
services will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Haven Creek
Baptist Church located at 611 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC.
Interment at the Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery will follow the
funeral. The repast will take place at the Lions Club located at 1000
Wescott Park Road, Manteo, NC.
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. of Nags Head, NC is entrusted with
arrangements. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online
register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.