Carol Elaine Sykes, 67, of Petal, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Merit Health Wesley. Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Petal with graveside services immediately following at 1:30 p.m.

Ms. Sykes was a member of the Christian faith. She worked in the Forrest County Court System for over 30 years before her retirement in 2019. She was dedicated to Animal Rescue and loved bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Edith Arthur; one son, Joseph Muscarello; and two brothers, Charles Arthur and Lonnie Arthur.

She is survived by one son, Zachary Sykes of Petal; one fur baby, Artie; one sister, Marie Peterson of Slidell, LA; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be New Hope Animal Rescue, ways to donate- https://www.paypal.me/newhopepetal or Amazon wish list- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VFE7U832KQTF?ref_=wl_share.