- November 8, 1937 - December 23, 2011
- New Castle, Delaware
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A Special Servant A Heritage: Character, Qualities, Memories…. Reverend Amos Sykes Touch not my anointed do my prophet no harm. On Friday, December 23, 2011, GOD looked out on the battlefield and saw a soldier who had labored hard, so HE called him for his reward. REVERED AMOS SYKES was born November 6, 1937 in Memphis, TN. He was the youngest son of the late Reverend B.J. and Johnnie Lou Sykes. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN. He attended Tennessee State University and received his B.A. in Public Policy and Philosophy from St. Peter College, Jersey City, NJ. Reverend Sykes served his country in the United States Armed Forces for two years and received an honorable discharge. He was ordained by the late Pastor B.F. Johnson and Council of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark, NJ. Reverend Sykes became Pastor of New Born Baptist Church, Newark, NJ for a short period of time. He then founded and organized New Fountain Baptist Church, Newark, NJ in 1973; He was affiliated with the Shiloh Baptist Association where he previously served as Financial Secretary. He was also a member of the Minister's Baptist Ordination Council; National Baptist Convention, and Minister's Conference. Reverend Sykes has diligently participated in community affairs such as graduation exercises and the Newark Housing Association programs. He has joyfully preached around the world and ran several revivals in NJ, Iowa and Nebraska just to name a few. He and his wife had the privilege of attending the International Conference for Clergy in Seoul, Korea in 1988. Reverend Sykes leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted wife, Annette King Sykes of New Castle, DE. His loving son, Amos Kennard Sykes (Sherrie) of Douglasville, GA; daughter Varsha Cherie Sykes (deceased); four granddaughters: Ashlee Carter of Ruston, LO, Jamie Zene of Hartford, CT, Akeema and Avanni Cherie Sykes of Douglasville, GA and grandson, Jamie Zene of Hartford, CT; four brothers: Reverend Alexander Sykes (deceased), Watchman Sykes (Anna Bell), Johnny Sykes of East Orange, NJ and Robert Lee Sykes (deceased); one sister, Dorothy Sykes McGee of Memphis, TN; brother-in-law Jimmy King (Dorothy) of Auburn Hills, MI; God Children: Precious Francis (Christopher), Bronx, NY and Rajaul King (Latoika), Luke Orion, MI. In gratitude The Family of the Late Reverend Amos Sykes wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy. Thank You for rejoicing and praying with us.