Amenah Kamber, 86 of Burlington, NC passed away at her home with her son, Joseph, by her side. Her health had been gradually declining for years. Her prayers were finally answered and she was taken to join her family in heaven.
Amenah was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Saul Yonan Kamber and Esther Babila Kamber. She grew up in Baghdad, received her education at an American Christian School after which she moved to England at 19 years of age. There she worked in a hospital and met her husband, Kassell Eugene Sykes, Sr. They moved to Burlington, NC (her husband’s home) in 1961 where they had two sons, Kassell Eugene Sykes, Jr and Joseph Samuel Sykes.
Amenah later attended Rockingham Community College obtaining a nursing degree. She enjoyed working many years as a nurse in Burlington, Greensboro and Chapel Hill. Amenah was a kind and generous person and a devout Christian enjoying her church community and helping people in need. As demonstrated by her Christian faith, she continued to be known for her love, kindness and generosity to her family, coworkers and anyone she would encounter. And lastly Amenah only had two addictions in life, Jesus and coffee.
Amenah was preceded in death by her three brothers, Charles Kamber, Howard Kamber, and Edmond Kamber; and her sister, Gladys Kamber. She is survived by her two sons and their families, Kassell Eugene Sykes, Jr. MD and wife, Lisa of Raleigh, NC and Joseph Samuel Sykes and wife, Janie of Aylesford, Kent, England. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lily and Nora Sykes; and Seth and Amaris Sykes.
A family graveside service will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Alamance Memorial Park by Pastor Howard Thompson and Pastor Bryan Rainbow. The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker Street, Burlington, NC 27215 or the Donor’s charity of choice.