- 93 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 20, 1923
- Date of passing: Aug 4, 2016
|Let the memory of Lee be with us forever|
"When I was little, uncle Lee drove us half-way across the country for a visit with the our aunt & cousins. From Barton Springs to the little darting lizards to the yummy fish Aunt made. I'm grateful for the memory."
"I last saw Uncle Lee at my mother-in-law’s, Maxine Hicks Jennings, memorial service at Mt Eden Cemetery, at which he infused the day with memorable stories about his sister and their family. With that vivid memory of his and love for his sister, he brought Maxine back to us on that day, and replaced our tears of grief with those of laughter. We shall miss him very much."
"I had the good fortune of being a colleague of Lee's on a number of
occasions related to Human Relations issues and found him to be keen
and capable leader in the field as well as a friend. Rev. Bob Breihan."
"Uncle Lee Hicks left us us with many happy times to keep with us when Leroy & I visited him in Austin he shared his love of golf & the people there sheared their love for him & his grandchildren that made him share that smile. When I was in the second grade he came to my school in Houston I thought for me my mom Ruby Hicks said no, Uncle Lee smile & said it was for me that made me proud . To the Hicks Family stay strong & keep God first."
"Mr. Hicks was my 6th grade teacher at Rosewood Elementary School in 1957-58. He was a great man, a terrific mentor, a splendid motivator and an awesome teacher. He demanded no less than our very best. He pushed us to the limits and when we thought we couldn't go any further, he pushed us more. But he did it in a way that we really wanted to try harder. We wanted him to be proud of us and he wanted us to be proud of ourselves. He told us that we couldn't just be "as good as", we had to be "better than". We were the first black students to compete in a city wide science fair. Our project was to "make it rain" and it did. I will never forget the proud look on his face when we took second place (of course we couldn't win first"
"Greg (Klara) & Eric & Family GOD'SBLESSINGS ON YOU ALWAYS...MUCH LOVE
Your Cousins Dorothy Hicks King Calhoun & Family"
"What a fine man Lee Hicks was! He made such a difference in this world and was such a kind, loving, generous, funny man! I love the pictures of Betsy that you included. She adored him. My deepest condolences to you, Eric and Greg. ❤️"
"The love in our hearts for uncle Lee will forever go on. He loved his family so very much. He shared so much of his wisdom with all of us because he had so much to give. Uncle Lee was one the founders of our Greenwood-Hicks-Mitchell family reunions, dating back to 1978. He hosted many of them at Mt. Eden, Texas homestead. The heartfelt hospitalities made each and everyone of his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews feel right at home. We had so much fun!! Uncle Lee would want us to continue having our GHM Family Reunions. Therefore, they will continue with the next one in his honor.
We loved him, but God loved him best.
Thank you Greg and Eric for sharing your father with us. We're going to miss him!"
"Uncle Lee you will truly be missed! I will always cherish the moments I've had with you and my Pa Pa( Clayton Hicks and Uncle Tommy Ray Hicks) teaching me how to hunt and fish! Just truly showing me how to be a man. I will always love and remember that sincere smile you always greeted us with whenever we arrived to all of our family reunions! God bless all of my family and continue to strengthen us through these times of berievement"
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