A TIME TO BE BORN:
Regina Sykes was born to the parents, Willie Lue Clayborn and John Alvin Anderson in St. Louis, Missouri on June 10, 1959. She was affectionately called Jean by all who knew and loved her. Both her parents, grandmother, Mary Louise Sykes, and cousin, Consquilla Calcutt, preceded her in death.
A TIME TO LOVE:
As a child, Jean was very close to her mother and grandmother. The bond they shared continued until both transitioned to be with the Lord. While living at home, Jean helped raise her younger family. Jean was the third of eight siblings.
A TIME TO PLAN:
Jean was educated in the St. Louis Public School System. She graduated from “The V,” Vashon High School in 1978. She then attended St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. Jean worked as a cook at Sol’s Kosher Meat Market and in dietetics at Barnes Hospital.
Jean confessed a hope in Christ and united with Union Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Dr. Calvin Jones. Jean was a resolute member who attended Sunday School, held office in the Feed the Hungry Ministry, served on the Kitchen Committee, and served on the Senior Usher Board until her health failed.
A TIME TO BUILD:
Jean was united in Holy Matrimony to Willie Riggans on December 23, 1991. They each brought children to the union and loved their blended family of nine. She loved her family very dearly and was the ride or die for her husband, great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Jean loved to cook, and her cooking was second to none. You would have to travel far and long to find cooking like hers. Jean always had a word of encouragement and spoke her mind no matter the situation and wasn’t scared to act on it.
A TIME TO DIE:
Our dear loving Jean departed this life on Monday, November 1, 2021, which will remain a bittersweet day to remember.
Jean leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband of 29 years,Willie; seven siblings, Tawana (Orlando), Valeri, Sylvester (Gladys), Darren (Donna), Alvin, Bridgett, and Anthony; her children, Leon, GeQunda, Yolanda (James), Monquell (Nicole), Latisha (Donnis), Demetrius, and Trenese; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her beautiful aunts, Ella Mae, Hester Lee, and Annie V.; uncles, Otis, James (Carol), and Charles; a host of beautiful nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends; special nieces, Lakeisha and Shanika; special niece/cousin, Crystal; special sister/cousins, Tan, Von, and Chop; and a special friend ‘till the very end, Betty.
SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED!!!
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