- 87 years old
- Date of birth: May 28, 1926
- Date of passing: Feb 16, 2014
|Let the memory of Ruth be with us forever|
Ruth Fuller Hicks died peacefully at her home Sunday, February 16, 2014. She lived at her home in Creedmoor for 69 years where she raised her family of eight children with her husband Ray F. Hicks, who passed away in January,2004.
She was a devoted and compassionate Christian, daughter, wife, mother sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Ruth was the epitome of a homemaker and mother. She worked at Camp Butner as secretary to the Colonel, worked at Central Carolina Farmers as an office assistant and retired from Granville County Schools in food service. She was a committed member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and loved her church family as her own. She served the Lord and community and will never be forgotten.
Surviving are two daughters, Edie H. McDuffie and Stephanie Jane Hicks, six sons, Ray F. Hicks Sr.(Faye), Marshall S. Hicks(Linda),Lynwood F. Hicks(Jane),Charles O. Hicks(Cheryl), William H. Hicks, Michael W. Hicks, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and two brothers, William H. Fuller and James C. Fuller,.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Dr. Marc Tilley. Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery in Creedmoor.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 -2:00 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 prior to the funeral service at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and at other times at the home.
In memory of Ruth, flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor,NC 27522
"Happy Birthday Ruth in heaven. We miss you."
"To a very special lady. We always remember her birthday because it comes after Judys sister birthday."
"Still missing Ruth. Look over at her house and thinking of her. She was one special lady. Bobby and Judy Haskins"
"Lynwood and family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I pray that all you will have peace today and all the days to come and remember how much your mom loved each one of you."
"Dear Hicks family, I just saw this, as I was looking for another one. I loved Ruth Hicks so much, she worked with me at Super dollar, and was a joy to be around. I grieve with you, but I know she is with our Lord, and He was so generous to have let us have this special lady in our life."
"Jane, I just found out about your mom. I am so very sorry. Your mother was what I hoped to be as a mother. I know that this must be such a difficult time for all of you. People like your mom don,t come along often. All of us are better for having her in our lives.
I love you and hope you smile a little when you think about your dad when he saw your mom enter heaven. I wonder of he called her sugar foot:))"
"The Hicks children We have been next door neighbors for 50 plus years. Ruth and Ray were a blessing to have as neighbors. We watched them raise their family and they were an inspiration and inspiring to us when our two daughters come along in the 60's. they were 19 months apart, so when I thought I was having a busy day all I had to do was look over at Ruth's. She done a wonderful job with her eight. Ray traveling a lot with CCF. Ray was a hoot, could get more out of a laugh than anyone. We have so many good memories over the years, Will miss you. We thank God for our good neighbors.
Bobby and Judy Haskins"
"Jane, and the rest of the Hicks family, Bernice and I are sorry for your loss. Ruth has been a dear friend to us since we moved into the community back in '78. I got to know her parents in those early days as I shared tapes from PGBC services. I used to spend an hour or more each Saturday morning visiting with them and often Ruth would be there as well. She was always the epitome of kindness to all of our family and we will truly miss her as I have really missed Ray all these years. May God comfort you in your grief."
"Mike, Howard, Lynwood, Ray, Marshall, Charles, Edie, and Jane...
....I am so sorry for your loss, but happy for your mom, now in heaven. I saw her on Thursday at lunch, standing in line at McDonalds. She was bright, smiling, shining and her 'always' pleasant, humble self. I never saw her that she didn't speak and speak kind words. Both your mom and dad were true role models for the community.
I will doing a funeral at 2pm in Winston Salem tomorrow, otherwise I would love to be with you, to support and love on you all. Please call if I can do anything at all for anyone of you. I am in the phone book...
I will be praying for you all..."
Rich and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time. Your mother was very active in the Creedmoor community and will be missed."
Barbara and I wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. After reading about your mother it is obvious she was a great and loving lady. I know all the members of the Cashwell Class at Hayes Barton Baptist Church have you in their thoughts."
"Lynwood, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayer for you and your family is that you will find peace and understanding today and the days ahead.
Darnelle Gooch Averre"
"Dear Hicks family, I am so sorry for you loss. I remember all of the family dinner I shared with you when I was a part of your family. Your Moma was always kind to me. I pray the Lord will comfort you during this sad time."
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