Christian Michael “Crick” Sykes

December 19, 1977 - August 12, 2023

Christian Michael Sykes, 45, of Hamshire, died Saturday, August 12, 2023, after spending a perfect day fishing with his son, Jude. He was born December 19, 1977, to Camille and Michael Sykes.

Christian loved saltwater fishing and spending time at the beach with friends and family, but more than anyone else, with Jude.  He loved his family more than anything.  Christian never met a stranger, and if you knew him you knew that you could always count on him for whatever was needed.  He was the first to offer support to anyone, and he was there with a smile on his face and, more often than not, Jude by his side.  He worked as a Journeyman Stagehand as a member of IATSE Local 183 and as the Technical Director and Shop Manager for the Department of Theater and Dance at Lamar University.  Christian was patient and kind and always took the time to encourage and teach his coworkers and students.

Survivors include his mother, Camille Phelan Sykes of Fannett; wife, Amie Telano, of Hamshire and their two children, Hannah Teresa and Jude Michael; sister, Taryn Sykes, of Fannett and her daughter, Grace Kathryn, who he loved like his own daughter, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives, friends, and union brothers and sisters.

He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Sykes and his sister, Kathryn Nicole Sykes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeshare Blood Center, 4305 Laurel Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77707, or Coastal Conservation Association Texas, 6919 Portwest Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024.

A Memorial Mass for Mr. Sykes will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Beaumont, with a gathering of family and friends to follow after the service in the parish hall. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.


Memorial Mass

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • 9894, Gilbert Rd, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
  • August 19, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall
  • 9894, Gilbert Rd, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
  • August 19, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (15)

    Beth Powell says:

    I can’t put into words the feelings I wish to convey to you and your family. Christian was family to us as well here at LifeShare. He and Jude brightened our days when they came in. The love they have for each other was wonderful to see. Just know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

    Beth Powell

    Amie says:

    He felt his time at Lifeshare was some of the most important and best spent. Thank you

    Cheryl Biehle says:

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. All of my thoughts and prayers and love to you and your daughter and son. Teachers are not supposed to have favorites, but we do. You are one of mine and my heart breaks for you.

    Cherie Acosta says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Christian at Lamar in the Theatre department. He was always such a kind and giving person to those around him. The students loved working with him and he was a professional who was so skilled at what he did. My heart goes out to his beautiful family, colleagues, friends and students. Such a tragic loss.

    Uncle Jim and Aunt Jean says:

    A gentle soul. An attentive and loving dad, husband, son, uncle and nephew. A talented artist with high level technical skills working backstage.

    Mary Anne Clubb says:

    Prayers for you all. I never saw Christian without a smile on his face! He was one of a kind!

    Kimberlyglenn says:

    I am so sorry hear about your husband and your children dad

    Lynae Sanford says:

    We will miss Christian at the Lutcher. It just won’t be the same. I didn’t get to talk to him much on show nights but every time we saw each other he smiled and included me. I can’t be at the service Saturday as I’ll be traveling but my heart is with your family as Christian was so a part of the Lutcher family. May you know God’s peace, and rest in the promise of Jesus. Our family is praying for yours.

    Andy Martin says:

    Our prayers are with you all…..I am so very sorry!! Christian was always kind and the world is lesser without him in it!

    Sheila Fowler says:

    I am so deeply sorry for loss of this wonderful young man. My prayers for peace, comfort, grace and understanding.

    julia payne says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers the first time I met crick iS at academy with Amiens and Jude you will be missed love yall very much

    Dustan Craigen says:

    Rest in the Peace of Christ buddy. 😇

    Bobbie A. Alexander says:

    Even though I only knew Christian as a baby and a young man I still feel the lose… may you rest in peace Crick…. But when you get to Heaven be sure and tell your Dad and Sister I said Hello….. Your Cousin, Bobbie

    Margaret Rizzotto Cone & James says:

    There were no words. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. He will be so missed by all of his family and friends, especially his cousins. We will be praying for comfort in the upcoming days. With love! Margaret & James

    Julia Payne says:

    You all are in my prayers and thoughts I am sorry for yalls loss I only met crick one time and that was at academy with amie and Jude love yall very much

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