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Darrell Wayne Dykes

Brother Dykes picDarrell Wayne Dykes, age 74, of Crockett passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at his residence.  Brother Dykes was born November 7, 1945 in Lake Charles, LA to parents, Ralph Lee Dykes, Sr. and Jerromie Frances Mancuso Dykes. He was a graduate of Marion High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana, a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War and then he attended Texas Bible College, Houston, Texas.  Darrell retired from the National Elevator Industry as a Construction Mechanic and after many years of pastoring, retired as a Pastor and Ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International.

Darrell is survived by wife of 54 years, Lena Mae Fontenot Dykes of Crockett; children, Joseph Lee Dykes and wife, Tracilee of Magnolia, MS, Terri Lynn Dykes Baker and husband, Mitchell of Crockett, Nolen Ray Dykes and wife, Brittney of Belott; grandchildren, Ryan Baker and wife, Chelsea, Olivia Baker, Justin Baker, Clayton Baker, Jewelleanna Dykes, Nathaniel Dykes, Jolie Dykes, Jaxson Dykes, Ryland Dykes, River Dykes, and Parker Elliot; great-grandson, Greyson Baker; sister, Hazel Elaine Dykes of Sulpher, LA.  He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Jerromie Dykes; brothers, Dennis Wade Dykes, Sr., Ralph Lee Dykes, Jr.; sister, Loretta Elaine Dykes.
Graveside funeral services for Brother Darrell Wayne Dykes will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020 in the Clapp Cemetery of Trinity with Rev. Jerry Green officiating.
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Midshipman Prayer 1938
Almighty Father, whose way is in the sea, and whose paths are in the great waters, whose command is over all and whose love never faileth: Let me be aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and in deed, and helping me so to live that I can stand unashamed and unafraid before my shipmates, my loved ones, and Thee. Protect those in whose love I live. Give me the will to do the work of a man and to accept my share of responsibilities with a strong heart and a cheerful mind. Make me considerate of those entrusted to my leadership and faithful to the duties my country has intrusted to me. Let my uniform remind me daily of the traditions of the Service of which I am a part. If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and keep before me the life of Him by whose example and help I trust to obtain the answer to my prayer, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


  1. My Deepest Love and Condolences; Lena please know my prayers have been said for you and your family. Still to this very day, I can remember when Darrell walked in at Aunt Dee`s with you. I thought I could go live with the two of you (dark skin,brown eyes and Auburn hair)it could have worked!🥰 It made me happy to see that you are surrounded with such a big family of love. Bless them as they will be a fulfillment in presence as to our Lord God will be your guidance in prayer and spirit. I know the coming days will not be easy, but also know there are sooo many prayers being sent your way for support and if you feel a slack, just give a holler and we’ll get on the prayer horn.📯 Love you.

    Hazel, many prayers and hugs. I apologize for my absence but know I am there in spirit. No words can replace the sorrow or emptiness you feel, only prayers with our Lord and time. I hope you and yours are safe and well. Love you.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. Words do not heal nor lesson your pain. I’m sending my love and prayers to you and your family. Thank you for doing such a great job raising your son to serve the Lord. He speaks of y’all often and loved his dads preaching. He is an awesome minister and a wonderful pastor. We are blessed. Asking God for comfort and peace for you all. Elder Bro. Dykes will truly be missed.

  3. We have great memories of wonderful fellowship and worshipping together with the Dykes Family. So sad that Bro. Dykes has gone on! Praying that the presence of our Lord will be near today! Love to all the family!

  4. This was a great man, he was my first pastor, the man who dedicated me and was a big impact on my life. He will be missed greatly. Sorry for the loss Sis. Dykes and family know we love you and are praying for you.

  5. I have known Bro Dykes all my life. He dedicated all 3 of my girl’s to the Lord. He was a Godly man and awesome pastor. No matter the situation I always knew Bro Dykes would have advice to push me in the right direction. He will be greatly missed. I’m sorry for your loss to all the family and your in my prayers. I love you all very much!

  6. Bro.Dykes was my first pastor. He baptized Doyle and I in the lovely name of Jesus
    We enjoyed our fellowship so much with you we would stay forever with y’all. I know Bro. Dykes will be truly missed. Sis. Dykes we love you and your family so very much
    Were praying for all for comfort and strength

  7. Lena & children,

    Julia Mere called yesterday and told me about Darrell. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing. With the COVID 19 thing and being no spring chicken myself, I was not able to go to the funeral. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

    Love you,

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