Sykes and Holmes Families
|Schuarah, Grady, Sr., Shaun and Bessie - Mother's
||Schuarah, Dr. Sykes and Shaun in Switzerland
||Schuarah, Dr. Sykes and Shaun in Hawaii- 2000
(The Sykes Family pose for some family
photos. They occur in the United States, Switzerland and in Hawaii.)
My family is made up of two sides - the
Sykes side and the Holmes side.
- Grady L. Sykes, Sr. (deceased), my father makes
up the Sykes side. He was a hard-working, diligent, loving , family man, who
is sorely missed. He is the last of his generation, and his children carry
on the tradition left by himself and others of the family.
- Dr. Bessie Holmes Sykes, my mother, and what a mother she is!
She has inspired, loved, raised and nurtured her family and others around
her. Now retired from over 30 years as teacher in the Newark, NJ public school
system, she remains active in the church (Open Bible Evangelical C.O.G.I.C.
Church Mothe, reaching, speaking, and counceling), community (weekly Jazzercize),
A.G.L.O.W and other endeavors.
- Here are some early and later photos of my immediate family. The categories consist of Grady Sykes, Sr.,
Dr. Bessie Holmes Sykes, Schuarah and Shaun, and Family photos. You will see the happy and special times
we have spent together, as we interact and exemplify what it means to be a family