Submit Your Condolence

All condolence submissions are moderated for legitimacy and appropriateness before posting online. Your email address will not be published.

Your email address will not be published.

Ludie Belle Sykes

March 8, 2018

Manteo – 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 8, 2018.

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 friends.

The family is receiving those who wish to express their condolences at Ludie’s home, located at 609 Fernando Street, Manteo, NC.

Homegoing 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