Deborah Saunders Sikes

July 16, 1956 - July 27, 2014
Deborah Saunders Sikes


Deborah Saunders Sikes also known as: Mama, Grammy, Ga-Ga, from Wilmington, NC July 16, 1956 – July 26, 2014 (58), went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014 after a long battle with Lung Cancer.

She was surrounded by her Children, Grandchildren and loved ones.

She was born in Wilmington, NC and was an inspiration to her family and anyone who came into her life. She welcomed anyone into not only her home but her heart! She fought hard and lived every minute and day of her life for her Children and Grandchildren. She lived life to the fullest. Her favorite things do to were most importantly spend time with her Children, Grandchildren, family and friends, Quilting, reading, going to the beach, fishing, gardening and doing arts and crafts with her grandchildren.

She worked at Corning, Inc. for over 20 years.

She is survived by her four children and 8 grandchildren. Her son Gary Frink Sikes, Jr. and his children, Catherine L. Malone and Gary Frink Sikes, III. Her daughter, Amanda Sikes McCormick and husband Joseph Brett McCormick and their son, Tucker Brett McCormick. Her son Jeffrey Saunders Sikes, Sr. and wife, Crystal C. Sikes and their children, Jeffrey Saunders Sikes, Jr., Kenneth White, Nathan White and Raegan Malcolm Knowles. Her son, Mason Lee Sikes and wife, Elana M. Sikes and their son, Alexander Michael Sikes. She is also survived by her loving siblings, Melvin “Butch” Herring, Alesia Powell and Dale Hand and many nieces and nephews and many other loving family members.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held 10 AM on Saturday August, 2nd, 2014 at the Oceanfront Gazebo at Historic Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington, NC. 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511


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  • July 28, 2014
    sheri king says:
    One remarkable lady and friend. RIP Debbie---To the family my heart is heavy as I know is yours, May peace come to all in this time,sending my friendship and love

  • July 30, 2014
    Susan W. Adams says:
    What a great gal so full of spirit. God chose a good angel. Love you Debbie. Susan

  • July 29, 2014
    Linda Carlton says:
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Debbie was truly a sweet person. I never saw her get angry with anyone even if they deserved it. I know she will truly be missed by many. May her love and memories carry you thourgh this time of sorrow.

  • July 30, 2014
    Michael & Pamela Wells says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with Debbie's family at this very difficult time.

  • July 30, 2014
    Diane Cole says:
    Deepest Sympathy and Prayers for you all. Debbie is at peace and resting. I will remember her laughter and cherish the memories.