The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Bridges Street, Buena Vista, Georgia, Rev. Justin Johnson, pastor officiated. Burial followed in the Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marion County.
Deacon Willie Clifford Hicks was born November 17, 1949 to the late Edress Hicks and Louise Swan Hicks. He was the youngest son of six children. He was educated in the Marion County School System. After graduating from High School he served honorably in the United States Air Force.
On July 6, 1974 he married Alma Joyce Carter. They were together 11 years. To this union two children were born. Rodney and Pamela.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Master Joseph Davis.
He was a faithful lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Buena Vista, Georgia where he served as a Deacon and an Usher.
Tiny or Tank, as he was affectionately called, will be remembered for his love and family and friends, as well as his willingness to help others. He was diligent in working hard and helping those in need.
He leaves to cherish his memory his close companion Shirley Wade Frazier, Buena Vista, Georgia; three children, Rodney Hicks, Ellaville, Georgia, Pamela Hicks Davis (Joseph), Jessica Frazier all of Buena Vista, Georgia: His extended family Mary Gladden and William “Billy”Wade, both of Buena Vista, Georgia; seven grandchildren; five siblings; Revonia Britten, Atlanta, Georgia, Walter Hicks, Sr., Buena Vista, Georgia, Mamie Grimes (Earnest), East Point, Georgia, Andrew Hicks (Mamie), Tucson, Arizona, Virginia Rogers, Riverdale, Georgia; two uncles, Emmitt Swan and H.P. Swan Sr. (Carrie Ruth), both of Buena Vista, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Pamela Hicks(Wednesday, April 10 13 01:33 am EDT)
Daddy as days go by my love for u will never fade I have u on my mind heavy tonight. I guess I just remember the good times and wish I good have just one more with u dad..I love u so much u were amazing man..You always spoke what was on ur mind and never sugar coated nothing and to u dad u were the best I love ualways
Sorry i wasnt there for the Hicks family but i just had put my mother to rest that saturday.This is a time that we all have to remember prayer change thing and if we keep doing GOD well we will see them again oneday. LOVE CRUMBLEY FAMILY
to the hicks family with my deepest sympathy tank will be greatly miss,I hope the family will keep his legacy going by being a friend to so many.EVERYBODY KNEW TANK
Willie C. was a name I didn't know until his death. I only knew TANK! I think he felt that was his name. To the family he was a great man of god and a friend who took the time to let you know that. I will always remember him as a person who was happy in the Lord, and loved his church. I hope he will be in church in heaven doing the work he loved to do. I know the family will miss him and pray for strengh for the children who loved him dearly. Willie was sick, but never gave up on doing what he had to do. He finished his life well. Well Done my friend.
May God bless you and give you peace and comfort during the difficult time. Willie C. was a friend who expected nothing from you except the return of the friendship offered. I am thankful that he was a part of life.
Tank was a man,anythings you needed did at your home,all you had to do was to make a phone call,and he will come,R.I.P.Tank i will never forget how you helping me out. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, Class of 1971
I would like to say that Tank was my neighbor and he would always speak to you and he was a nice person and he will be missed on our street,so I say to the family God know best and may God continue to bless each and ever one of you all,(Rest In Peace TANK). THE CARTER/FORD FAMILY
To know that Tank had so many friends is enough to tell you the type of person he was. He will truly be miss.
May the joy of knowning he was loved by so many fill your hearts with peace and the love that was shared with your family bring comfort to all of you during this time of sorrow.
May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Prayers are being sent to the family. May the reading of GOD"S Holy Word comfort you all at this time. May GOD bless and keep you all in His loving care.
May the LORD have mercy upon the Hicks family.
Dea Willie J. Thomas & Family (class of 1973)
You have my deepest sympathy in theof your loved one, Willie C.. Although his life has ended on this side, rhe love and wonderful memories we have of him shall forever linger in our hearts. Weep if you must, but know tat joy will come soon and I pray until then -- may you have peace! We loved "TANK", but GOD loved him best. May you all continue to be blessed.
Leila M. Jolly, Classmate of 1968, Buena Vista High School
GOD KNOWS BEST!!! MAY GOD CONTINUES TO WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILIES DURING THIS GRIEVING TIME. I'M TRULY GOING TO MISS MY FRIEND. PAM IM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU NOT TO CRY. JUST KNOW THAT WEEPING MAY ENDURETH THROUGH THE NIGHT, BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
SHARON WILLIAMS-PITTMAN CLASS OF 85!!
To the Hicks family, May God bless and comfort you during this time of bereavement,
Jerome Thomas and family Harrisburg, Pa (formerly of Buena Vista, Ga)
You will be missed, to see you passing by,smiling,waving,will be missed, but brother keep riding, YOU'RE IN A SAFETY PLACE NOW. TANK
THE MURRAY FAMILY
Richard SR.,Vera,Little Richard,Sylvia,and Nettie.
We will miss your smiling face....We loved you but God loved you best... With Deepest Sympathy..
Janis, Henry, Bridget & Dianne Clark&Family....
Willie C., was one of my classmate of 1968. I am praying for the family the strength from God to sustain you all during this difficult time. May your hearts find peace through the Lord Jesus Christ. Just know God will see you all through.
Classmate, Veola Hughey Thomas
Tiny will be missed. His smile and personality made you feel warm and safe. Just a good soul. People like this is what makes the world a pleasant place to live.
Your nephew Kenneth Britten and Family
Tank was a special friend and Deacon to me. He will be greatly missed, my prayers goes out of you Deacon Wslter Hicks becuase I know how close he was to you. Continue in Prayer,
Pastor Diane Hinsley Powell And Brother Eddie Powell
I will never forgets (TANK) was a man,anytime you needed to do around your home,all you had to do was to make a phone call,he would be there,TANK R.I.P. i will always remember how you helping me out!!! GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Tank was a special friend and Deacon to me. HE will be greatly missed, my prayers goes out for yoi Deacon Walter Hicks because I know how close the two of you were. I will continue to pray for you and the Hicks Family.
Pastor Diane Powell and Brother Eddie Powell