Dorothy Morris Hicks

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Dorothy Morris Hicks, 4488 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA., daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Morris departed this life October 27, 1989 at her home amongst her family.

        She was born July 5, 1919 in Powhatan County, VA. She attended Loganville School in Trenholm, VA.

        She joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at an early age. She was an active member of the Willing Workers Club and remained a faithful member of her church until her illness.

        She was joined in holy matrimony to Raymond W. Hicks in 1935. To this union six sons and two daughters were born. One son, Jerry Hicks preceded her in death.

        She was employed at Hatcher's Restaurant for many years until it was closed. She joined the Dietary Department at Chippenham Hospital in 1972 and was employed until her retirement in 1985.

        She is survived by a devoted husband, Raymond W. Hicks, Sr.; five sons, Raymond W. Hicks, Jr., Deacon Revell E. Hicks, Leon V. Hicks, Jackie D. Hicks, and a devoted son, Stanley J. Hicks; two daughters, Louise M. Hicks and Roslyn F. Hicks, all of Richmond, VA.; two daughters-in-law; Estelle Taylor Hicks, and a devoted daughter-in-law, Barbara Hewitt Hicks; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Morris Brown of Elizabeth, NJ and Thelma Morris Branch of Brooklyn, NY,; one devoted sister-in-law, Bertha Randolph Gray of Long Island, NY; a devoted cousin, Julian Robinson of Chesterfield, VA.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and devoted friends.

        She loved her family and was loved by all who knew her. Her welcome mat was always out and many entered her home and ate at her table.

        She bore her illness with dignity, and quietly slipped away in her sleep. We will miss her greatly, and treasure the values, wisdom and spirituality she shared with her family.

I Shall Not Pass This way Again

Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.


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