Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Eastview Cemetery, 802 Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Janet Hermione Barber Hicks was born July 1, 1954, to the late Lillie Pearl Barber. Janet was the youngest of three children. One brother preceded her in death, Clifford E. Barber. Janet acquired her education in the public school system of Sumter County in Americus, Georgia. Janet graduated with honors from Americus High School in 1972. She continued to pursue her education at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia. Janet graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Janet accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and joined Saint Mary Catholic Church in Americus, Georgia, and later attended South Columbus United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia. Janet began her passion as a math teacher at Staley Junior High School. She later taught math at Americus High School and taught math in Talbotton, Georgia. Janet decided to make Columbus, Georgia, her home, and it was there she taught for many years and retired from the Muscogee School System teaching at Shaw, Northside, and Kendrick High Schools. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Eddie Kenneth Hicks.
Janet's many accomplishments and awards include the Silver Key Society in 1974 and 1975, the Georgia Southwestern College Kaleidoscope, and Who’s Who Among Students.
On March 15, 2021, Janet Barber Hicks came to the sunset of her life in the lovely surroundings of her family in Columbus, Georgia. Those who were there with her bided her goodbye, and the angels around her welcomed her to her heavenly home.
She leaves special memories to her beloved brother, Mr. Robert B. Barber (Vernetta) Atlanta, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews including, Rachelle Daniels (David), Americus, Georgia, Delicia Barber, Atlanta, Georgia, Ramon Boone (Yasuko), Atlanta, Georgia, Felicia Barber (Aaron Williams) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Warrick Barber of Bel-Glade, Florida, Carolyn Boddy, Curtis Boddy, Columbus, Georgia; and eleven great-grand nieces and great grandnephews.
Her fond memories include her friends, co-workers: Annie Pashal, Vanessa Furlow, Beulah Ross, Leola Carter, Maude Russell, Joyce King, and Mary Carter. Her extended family, The Hicks of Plains, Georgia, special neighbors and friend Frank Pride and the Highridge Community of Columbus, Georgia.