ALBANY -- Brother George Edward Hicks was born February 19, 1941 in Mitchell County, to Annie Lee and C. T. Hicks.
He received his public school education in Camilla and Albany, Georgia. He confessed Christ at an early age. George joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member until the family moved to Albany, Georgia. He continued his education in Albany and graduated from Monroe High School in 1960.
George's memberships included Teamsters Union #528, UBC Male Chorus and Mass Choir and The Golden Key Club.
He retired after 35 years of service from Carolina/ABF/Harper Trucking Freight Lines. After retiring he decided to serve with Sowega Council on Aging. He delivered to the elderly in the nutrition program better known as 'Meals on Wheels." George faithfully served until the day before his passing. He was a hardworking, God-fearing and dedicated family man. He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, and uncle. George was affectionately known as Pa-Pa and Uncle George.
He departed this life on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Phoebe North Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, niece (Elaine) and granddaughter (April.)
Those left to cherish his memories includes, his loving wife, Stella Hicks, his siblings, Lucy (Charlie), Annie Doris (Oscar), Mary (Eugene), and Barry (Myrlande); his children, Valerie (Bobby) Ellis, and Vincent Hicks; five grandchildren, Marqus (OJ), Latosha, April (deceased), Tyrell, and Sydney; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many extended family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 214 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. Rev. Dr. J. A. Severson will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation will be held today from 9:00 AM until 8:30 PM at M. L. King Memorial Chapel, 1908 M. L. King, Jr. Drive. The family will receive friends at 2701 Brittany Road.
M.L. King Funeral Directors