Claudia Jane Carter Sikes, almost 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2014. Born to Shelton T. and Eddie Mae Johnson Carter of Winterville, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia in home economics. While teaching in Pembroke, she met and married Ellis D. Sikes of Evans County. They were married on December 25, 54 years before his passing in 2004. Claudia worked for the Georgia State Government. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and excellent cook. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church her entire life, 35 of which were at Mountain Park UMC, Stone Mountain. She was also predeceased by brothers Edward and Roland; brothers-in-law Harold, George, Bobby; sisters-in-law Letha, Mary, Lenette, Roberta. She is survived by brother Charles (Laura) Carter, sister Ann (Herschel) Reeves; sisters-in-law Flo Carter, Nell Surrency, Alene (Willie) Moore; son Ed (Marilynn) Sikes of Charlotte; daughters Janet (David) Tanner and Sara Bolen of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren Maureen (Travis), Amy, Jonathan (Melody), Daniel, Beth, Adam, Kathryn, Evelyn; great-granddaughters Shayna, Alice, Simone; more then 30 nieces and nephews. Special thanks to those who called, wrote, and visited after her move to Roanoke in 2008. Services will be held at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, January 4, at 2:00 p.m. following visitation from 10:00 - 12:00. Internment at Tuckston United Methodist, Athens.