Florence Sykes Jones, 85, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away November 29, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Larry Jones, her parents, Casper and Lillie Fay Sykes, and six siblings, Ruth Sykes, Helen Gilmer, Ellen Garrett, Ralph, Casper, Jr., and Joe Sykes.
Survivors are her son, Gary Jones of North Little Rock, AR; grandson, Nicholas Jones of Little Rock; granddaughter, Heather Hartwick; and great-granddaughter, Eden Hartwick of St. Augustine, FL. Florence has two surviving sisters, Fay Love and Martha Golden, and three brothers John, Allen and James Sykes, all residents of Arkansas, along with many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Flo retired from Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Teletype) where she received many outstanding achievement awards setting the bar high with her dedicated work ethics and excellent skills in accuracy and speed. She was also a very talented florist, owning her own business for several years, “Flo’s House of Flowers”; not to mention her exceptional culinary skills which were rivaled by none! She was a member of Little Rock First Church of the Nazarene.
Visitation was from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2012, with funeral services on Monday, December 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., both at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas, (501)224-8300. Dr. Jim Daniel and Rev. Steve Comeans officiated. Burial was at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Beebe, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210.