Julie Sikes Obituary, Death: Julie Bass Sikes, a Claxton High School in Georgia teacher sadly passed away at the age of 42, on Monday, March 14, 2022, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident Tattnall County. She was born in Metter on May 14, 1979 and was reared in Reidsville spending her formative years in the Tattnall County School system.
She would go on to graduate from Tattnall County High School in 1997 before continuing her education and graduating from Georgia Southern University. She began her career in education in 2012 teaching history at Claxton High School. To say she was devoted to her students would be an understatement.
Her dedication to her students was evident in not only her classroom mannerisms, but also in her drive to do more for her students. Outside the classroom she was a volunteer advisor for the Claxton Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Board of Directors. Additionally, she led the students on various trips overseas and to presidential inaugurations.
Her love to show students her passion for history knew no bounds! Julie was also the instructional education coach for the high school. Outside of work, she was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan. In her free time, you could find her working out at the gym or stealing away to the beach. Above all though, her favored activity was going to watch Cade excel in baseball.
A devoted mother, dedicated educator, and dependable friend; Julie will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is a member of Eastside Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Carl H. Bass, Sr.
Julie is survived by her children, Macy (Jacob) Barrow and Cade Sikes all of Claxton; Cade’s father and Macy’s step father, Shane Sikes of Claxton; parents, Chuck (Kathy) Bass of Glennville and Gwen (Greg) Strickland of Claxton; paternal grandmother, Katherine Bass of Reidsville; maternal grandmother, Montez DeLoach of Mendes; sisters, Haley (Hunter) Davis of Collins, Misti (Brett) Vandenhouten of Guyton, and Brittany (Justin) Kirkland of Reidsville; granddaughter, McKinley Barrow of Claxton; nieces and nephews, Jayden Lynn, Adalyn Kirkland, Blaire Vandenhouten, Ella Kate Davis, Hadley Vandenhouten, Brantley Davis and Collins Kirkland; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Reverends Gary Few and Jimmy Griffith officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Lane, Hayden Morris, Karon Taylor, Brian Bacon, ShaKari Denson, and Tykei Hines.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Claxton High School.
Memorials may be given to the Julie Bass Sikes Scholarship Fund Care of South Georgia Bank.
Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the family of Julie Bass Sikes.
March 16, 2022
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Low Country Cremation and Burial (Reidsville)
March 17, 2022
Rehoboth Baptist Church
2321 Tattnall Campground Road
Claxton, Georgia 30417
INTERMENT FOLLOWING FUNERAL SERVICE
March 17, 2022
Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Cedar Creek Church Road
Collins, Georgia 30421
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