The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5215 Log Cabin Drive, Macon, Georgia. A repast will follow at the Alexander Ballroom in the Parkway Village Shopping Center at 3670 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, Georgia.
Josie Hicks Little Rackley Davis was born July 22, 1935, to William and Dallas Hicks. She is the granddaughter of Bertha Snipes and great granddaughter of Ben and Dinah Snipes. They have all passed on in death. She dedicated her life to Jehovah in January 1972 and pioneered for 12 1/2 years.
Josie was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Lee Hicks, and sister, Lena Hicks Lockhart. Her surviving siblings include three sisters: Agnes Hicks of Oglethorpe, Georgia; Pearlene Hicks (Samuel) Wiggins of Winter Park, Florida; and Neuden Hicks (Alvin) Smith of Atlanta, Georgia.
She was the mother of seven children: Linda Little Rogers of Oglethorpe, Georgia; Vanessa Little (Robert) Lawson, Sheryl Rackley (Charles) Jenkins, Sheila Rackley, and Wendy Davis Buckholtz, all of Macon, Georgia; James Lewis Rackley, Jr. of Fort Valley, Georgia; and Marvin (Chucky) Davis, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia. Josie had six grandchildren: Andre Little, Jason Wells, Artisha (T.T.) Hosley, Kapryse Lawson, Janya Rackley, and Nathan Buckholtz; also nine great grandchildren.
She also raised her sister Lena Lockhart's six children as her own: Dorothy, Dallas (Bunny), Larry, Preston, Valeria, and Diane. In addition, she had a host of neices, nephews, great neices and nephews, and great great neices and nephews, cousins, and friends. Furthermore she had a worldwide Christian family of brothers and sisters.