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John E. Hicks

June 13, 1935 March 5, 2022
John E. Hicks
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John Eddie Hicks was born on June 13, 1935 in Blackstone, Virginia to David and Helen Hicks.

He attended elementary school where he excelled to Luther H. Foster High School. After graduating John served his time with the Air Force, he served his time in the service and was rewarded with an Honorable discharge. When John returned from the military he met his wife Dorothy and from that union were born two sons John Jr. and Randy.

John decided to continue his life in Washington D.C. He worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital for years until he retired. John expressed his love and faithfulness to the Lord by giving his life to Christ. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Brown, John was a Trustee, he helped with the Hospitality Committee and was a member of the Men and Adult Gospel Choir.

John, as a family man was a dependable, extraordinary and exceptional father, and a hard Worker. John had his social activities which were fishing, music and dancing and he loved to play Biz Wiz.

John’s personality was second to none. He was a man who always saw the positive in any situation. He was also eager to help others. The Lord said, “Welcome home my Good and Faithful Servant!” To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and that is where you are. Rest in Heavenly Peace our Loving father and Brother John Eddie Hicks.
John was preceded by his wife Dorothy and Son John Jr. He is survived by his son Randy (Christine) Hicks and Sister Mae Helen; aunt Carrie Epps; two daughters-in-law, two Grandchildren; two Great grands and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends which he loved dearly.

Viewing Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1 to 7PM. Funeral Service Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:00PM at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone. Interment Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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