Louise "Lou" Margaret Ruby Hicks

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        On Sunday afternoon, April 18, 1999, God in his infinite wisdom, called our loved one, Louise, home from her labor to reward, bringing to a close an inspiring and fruitful life.

        Louise was born June 20, 1939 in Powhatan County, VA. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy Hicks of Powhatan, VA. She was the third of eight children; one brother, Jerry preceded her in death. She graduated from the Pocahontas High School, Powhatan, VA in 1956. She later attended J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, inspiring to become a Registered Nurse. She was an employee of Phar-Mor as a Pharmacy technician and at D-Tech where she prepared medication for Nursing Homes.

        She accepted Christ and joined the Mount Zion Baptist Church at an early age, where she maintained her membership. She attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church faithfully on Second and Fourth Sundays.

        She leaves to mourn a devoted daughter, Kelley Louise; sister, Roslyn Hicks of Richmond, VA; five brothers, Raymond, Jr., and life-long friend, Minnie Gillard, Rev. Revell and wife Barbara of Powhatan, VA, Leon and wife, Estelle of Richmond, VA, Jackie of Angeles City, Philippines and Stanley of Powhatan, VA; three aunts, Edna Brown of Powhatan, VA, Thelma and husband, Andrew of Richmond, VA, Bertha and husband, Alfred of Riverhead L.I., NY; a devoted cousin, Joyce Johnson of Alexandria, VA; two god children, Elroy "Viggie" Scott of Roselle, NJ and Michael Robinson of Cumberland County, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

        Latrice Hubbard, Annette Rhoads and her son, Master Edward Rhoads, Jr. (6) affectionately referred to her as Ma Hicks. Master Edward considered himself her only son.

A Precious Gift

God knew the world needed tenderness
A touch of beauty and a testimony of love
He understood the need for mercy, meekness
And a model for faith
He saw the importance of encouragement
And experience and warm embrace
So He gave me you, Mother.

I Love you,

I Am Free

Donít grieve for me for now Iím free,
Iím following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hands when I heard His call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way, Iíve found the peace at the close of the day.


The family wishes to acknowledge with sincere thanks and deep appreciation
the beautiful expressions of love and sympathy shown to
us during our time of bereavement. May God
bless each and everyone of you.

reprinted by permission