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Zetta Faye Hill Sykes
Birth: May 19, 1929
Grandfield
Tillman County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 2009
San Pablo
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Name:
Zetta Faye Hill-Sykes
May 19th, 1929 - November 21st, 2009

Obituary:
Zetta Faye Hill-Sykes, the eldest of a set of twins, was born May 19, 1929 to Luther and Cleora Hill in Grandfield, Oklahoma. On November 21, 2009 at 11:25am a band of angels came and took our beloved Zetta-Faye home to her final resting place. A place where there is no pain and no suffering.

As a youth, Zetta-Faye attended high schools in Oklahoma City, OK and Huston TX. After obtaining her high school diploma Zetta Faye began what would become a lifelong profession. She worked for her father's Real Estate Company for several years.

In 1957 Zetta relocated to Sonoma County, CA where she utilized her acquired business skills by managing the Rincon Valley Motel and later established and operated The Golden Care Home in Windsor CA for nineteen years. While residing in Windsor she served as a member of The City of Windsor City Council. Zetta attended Sonoma State College where she studied Real Estate and Business Marketing. Zetta was an impeccable dresser and lover of fine fashion. She obtained her Fashion Broker license and established Faye's Fashion and marketed her apparel at the San Francisco Fashion Exhibit Show.

In 1984 she met and married Marcellus Davis Sykes Jr., a retired 30 year marine veteran and Insurance Broker. Newly wedded, they relocated to Contra Costa County where they founded the Hill and Sykes Investment Company in San Pablo, CA. In 1988 Hill and Sykes provided job opportunities for at at-risk youth through their Tri-Steel building construction projects.

In 2000 through the National Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with Golden Gate Fields, they founded an annual Memorial Scholarship Fund Raising Event in memory of their cousin legendary Blues and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee artist Charles Brown. Zetta's remarkable work ethic was twice recognized by the International Who's Who in Women Enterpernual category.

Zetta Faye Hill-Sykes was preceded in death by both parents, four sisters and two brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband Marcellus David Sykes Jr.. Loving God-daughter Kim Leslie Jackson. Two brothers; her twin Ray Hill of Las Vegas NV, and Cecil Hill of Oklahoma City, OK. Four nephews: Charles Wilbun Jr. of San Diego, CA; Arthur Calvin Hill of San Francisco CA; Luther Hill III , Paul Hill and Tyron Hill all of Oklahoma City, OK. Three nieces, Sandra Bush of Oklahoma City, Ok: Connie Wilbun-Quabe of Las Vegas, NV and Theresa Shruggs-Morgan of Oklahoma City, OK., along with a host of great-nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.

Cemetery:
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620

Visitations:
5:00PM to 9:00PM on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home

Services:
11:30AM at Hilltop Community Church on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009


 
 
Burial:
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Dixon
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 17
 
Created by: Don Watkins
Record added: Nov 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44832215
Zetta Faye <i>Hill</i> Sykes
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Zetta Faye <i>Hill</i> Sykes
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Zetta Faye <i>Hill</i> Sykes
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