Meet The First Lady

102B_Mrs. F. S. SykesMrs. Fannie S. Sykes

Mrs. Fannie S. Sykes is a native of Gaffney, South Carolina where she attended public school. She received a degree in Business Administration from South Carolina College.

She was employed for many years at the Daniel Products Company, later Elementis, of Jersey City and Hightstown, NJ where she was Manager of Export Sales. Her job related responsibilities placed a great demand on her time and talents, as she was responsible for managing a variety of sales and marketing related tasks and coordinating the activities of a worldwide network of product distributors which required traveling through out Europe and the US. Mrs. Sykes retired upon the sale of the company in October 1999. She presently serves as General Secretary and Special Assistant to the Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sykes is the proud mother of three children, Lynne Sykes-Horace of Plainfield, NJ, Tonya Sykes of Charlotte, NC and John C. Sykes of Jersey City, NJ.

Mrs. Sykes continues to be a positive influence in the life of the church and community at large by her generous spirit and friendly demeanor. She can always be counted on to lend a helping hand, a kind word, or sound advice to anyone in need.