Obituary

Jacqueline LaVerne (Morris) Hicks

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery


        Jacqueline LaVerne (Morris) Hicks departed this life on Thursday, January 1, 1998. She was born January 23, 1944, to Alice B. Morris and the late James A. Morris. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age at the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Powhatan, Virginia. She grew up in Powhatan and attended Pocahontas High School and furthered her education at Smith & Madden Business College. Employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Administrative Assistant for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for several years.

        She was united in marriage to Clifford Lionel Hicks, in November 1962 and to this union were born three daughters, Felicia LaFonda Flippen, Burlington, NJ, Venus LaVerne Latney, Richmond, VA, and Sibyl Lolita Hicks, Powhatan, VA; one son, Sean Richardo Hicks, Richmond, VA.

        Jackie was an active member in both the Richmond and Powhatan community. At the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, she was a devoted watchcare and choir member. In addition, she was the president of the Willing Workers Organization and choir member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Jackie was a loving, caring individual who gave unselfishly of herself to her children, grandchildren and others. She had a unique way of touching people through her humor and her special way with words. To all those who knew and loved her, Jackie was truly "one of a kind" and will be dearly missed.

        Leaving to cherish her memory are her devoted four children: Felicia, Venus, Sibyl, Sean, and former husband, Clifford: her loving mother, Alice B. Morris; six sisters: Cynthia Epps, Shirley Martin, and Maria Cosby, Powhatan, VA., Irma Fleming, Richmond, VA. and Janet and Edna Morris, Washington, D.C. three brothers: James Morris, Powhatan, VA., Leon and Lloyd Morris, Maryland; five grandchildren: Richardo and Brittany Flippen, Ernest Sherard Gillis, Shayla Hicks and Sean Hicks, Jr.; eleven nieces, seven nephews, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and a host of cousins and dear friends.





"Although it is hard to understand
why certain things must be, there is
a reason for it all. Beyond our power
to see, beyond that gate our loved
one, finds happiness and rest. There
is comfort in the thought that a
loving God knows best,"

The Family



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