Doris Bass Sykes, age 87, of Bladenboro, NC, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2023, at Liberty Commons Nursing Facility. Doris was born in Columbus County on October 19, 1935 to the late Albert Ross Bass and Gethea Todd Bass. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; John McRae Sykes, daughter; Delma Kay Sykes and a brother; Joseph Bass.
She worked for several years as a Nurse Assistant at the former Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown, NC.
She is survived by her daughter; Crystal Simmons (Josh) of Whiteville, two sons; Kenneth M. Sykes (Lori) of Warrens, WI and Roger Dale Sykes (Jane) of Bladenboro, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023, at 3:00 pm in the Old Davis Cemetery, Elizabethtown, NC with Rev. David Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 2:45 pm prior to the service, at Old Davis Cemetery.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Liberty Hospice as well as the staff of Liberty Commons Nursing Facility.
McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC is serving the Sykes family.