- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 3, 1942
- Date of passing: Feb 24, 2015
|Let the memory of Shirley be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our love one, Shirley Hicks, born on April 3, 1942 and passed away on February 24, 2015. We will love and remember her forever..….
Sharon, Glasco, Ricky, Vester, Carolyn, Michael, Robert, Natausha, Isaiah, and all your grandchildren as well as great grandchildren and other love ones.!!!!
"Just woke up from a dream of you dressed in a purple suit with a purple and white hat. You had both your arms open for me and tasha to get under your wing and we did. We flew so fast and the wind blowing felt so real. We ended up at Jerome and some woman getting married. You were smiling and crying . we all were. Thank u for the constant reminders that u are with us every step we take. Life is confusing and not hardly happy anymore but im getting there slowly but surely understanding his will for my life. R.I.P Grams love u forever"
"Thinking of you on today we have a tropical storm warning. This would be our time. You and me against the world. Mom I miss you so much. I still pray daily and I know someday It will get better but for now healing is a slow process. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.!!!"
"I can never FORGET someone who gave me so much to REMEMBER. I thank God for the memories..."
"A thought ran cross my mind the other day when i heard this gospel song on a cd i bought. And i can hear you telling ppl. I dont know where them girls got their voice from cuz i can't sing worth a lick. Lol. But i know youre singing in the heavenly choir....having a ball.... Proud of everyone and there growth. Missing u grams. But still fighting daily to understand his plan for my life"
"Missing you grams."
"1 year and 6 months without seeing that smile. Or hearing your voice. No words can express my feelings. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU."
"18 months....but the pain is still fresh, as if it just happened. Miss you Shirl!!!"
"A year and a half...still feels like yesterday. Still praying for peace..."
"Your life was a blessing; your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
"Not a day goes by that you're not in my thoughts but Sunday seems to be the worst day for me. I Miss you MOM.!!!!"
"Month 17 and to say I miss you would be such an understatement!!!"
"Visited your resting place today. Still feels unreal. Thank you for your guidance and peace of mind. I know you're lookin over us. Sometimes i see a flash and i know its you passing through. Missing you daily."
"Always on my mind. I miss you soooooo much.!!!!
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU."
"Searchin for peace"
"16 months today.......still picking up the pieces"
"Another one down......"
"Heavy on my mind.!!! Missing you today and everyday.
Rest Easy ma.!!! I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU."
"Thinking of u grama.."
"Well it is vacation time!! I know this was one of your favorite times of the year. And I have no doubt that you will "show up" in the thoughts, hearts, and spirits of everyone this weekend! We wouldn't have it any other way..."
"It didn't feel right yesterday to not have a card for you or to be able to call you and come by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. Sometimes I want to call the house just to ask if you needed anything because I was going to the store. I want you to make some flybread (do you know ma called it flour bread the other day? smh). I miss you so much. My heart hurts. We are all hurting. But I know that you are okay...you are with our heavenly father. Love you gramma."
"Happy Mother's Day Grams."
"Happy Mothers Day In Heaven
Dear mom in heaven
I just want you to know
How much I miss you everyday
And how much I love you so
I cannot send you a card
But I can send my love
Upon the wings of angels
To heaven up above
I wish you happy mothers day
For you were the best
To have you for my mother
I knew I had been blessed
Rest in peace my angel
One day we will be together
The next time that I see you
I know it will be forever
"God has you in his arms...I carry you in my heart.
Happy Mother's Day Mama"
"As Mother's Day approach my heart aches more and more. I miss you sooooooo much.!!!!"
"gramps i just feel like your the best thing in the world.
"I heard you today..."
"14 months closer to seeing you again.........missing you like crazy"
"Sometimes i sit and think about how my life would be different if you where here. I sit and stare at the house and think of all the memories we shared in that house.Every since u left seems like my life is missing something and thats u. They say time will heal but that mark is gone be with us forever. Love ya gramps"
"Thinking of you on today as I go through your mail looking levon Medicaid card. I told some of them on Sunday I haven't had time to mourn like the rest of them for trying to keep them straight, but I have my moments especially when I'm in my kitchen looking at the house wondering what are you doing? Yes, I really miss you, don't have anyone to keep me straight now, but I just remember the things you told me and it gets me through. Love ya!!!"
"MISSING YOU TODAY AND EVERY DAY.!!!!!"
"I didn't write up here for your Birthday because my feelings were all over the place and still is. But now it's getting close to vacation time and we really need to get away but I don't know how I'm gonna get through not being able to go in your room early in the mornings and waking you and Hilda up with that cup of coffee and sitting on the side of your bed and talking about what we're going to do that day, or where we're going to go,or what y'all are going to wear, or just sitting and cutting up just to make you laugh. I know you will be there in spirit but I just miss you so much. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and if you can't be with us there's no other place I'd wish you to be other than resting in the arms of Jesus. So I'm gonna put my trust in him and pray our vacation will be as joyous as if you were there.MISSING AND LOVING YOU ALWAYS."
"On this day we gathered together as a family to celebrate your birthday. Words could never express how much I miss you, how much I miss seeing your smile, how much I miss being able to conversate with you, or even listen to the advice you always had to offer. Your the best GRANDMOTHER a GRANDCHILD could ever ask for and I thank god for the 17 years he placed you in my life, Happy Birthday Granny & I love you soooo much , may you continue to rest in peace till we meet again...."
"Happy Birthday grams... We had a ball today celebrating you and i know you had a ball in heaven today as well.I tried so hard not to break down today but the time has hit me and the tears are flowing. I just miss you so much. So many things I wish I could talk to u about for understanding. Ill just continue to pray my way through. I know you probably told the other angels look at my family doin just as I would want them to. They say time heals all wounds but this wound will forever sting as long as I breathe. Missing you always but I know if I wanna see you again I gotta get myself together. And I'm trying so hard. Love you grama gone way too soon continue to rest easy....."
"Today, we celebrated your birthday. What an awesome time we had in church I know you was their. We sent you balloons and ate at your favorite restaurant. I hope you know that everything you taught us has stuck with us all, and I love you for raising us to love God first and then each other. While you are looking down on us you see the legacy you left behind. We will never forget you. You will always and forever be in our hearts. It hurt's so bad but I know God only gave you to us for a little time and we loved every minute of it. Some days I just stair out the window and wonder what you are doing. If only we could see you we would know that you would be very proud of the kids you raised. I can see that smile on your face now. I have my days good and bad, but I just think of you and say she would do it this way or say this. Forever missed. Love you MOM!!!"
"Happy Birthday in Heaven
Your birthday brings back memories of laughter and of tears
Of all the celebrations held throughout your precious years
As you're now watching over me,I hope that you will see
How much those memories we made will always mean to me
I'll always cherish times we had and smile just at the thought
I hope you know the magnitude of the joy your life here brought
On holidays and birthdays its so hard to be apart
Like every day that falls between, your memory fills my heart
You're with me know everywhere I go; you're apart of all I do
I'll celebrate your special day and the gift of knowing you
--taken from Out of the Ashes/FB
Love you Mama!!! Always!"
"Why'd you have to leave so soon?
Why'd you have to go?
Why'd you have to leave me when I needed you the most?
Cause I don't really know how to tell ya
Without feeling much worse
I know you're in a better place
But it's always gonna hurt
"See you again"
Happy Birthday Shirl!!!"
"On my birthday, I celebrate you Mama...the one who gave me life...the one who raised me and took care of me. I would not be the person I am today if it had not been for your nurturing and guidance. I'm everything I am because YOU loved me!"
I know that it was you watching over Tim on Tuesday morning. When I look at the pictures of that truck, there is no way that he should of walked out of that alive. I can't thank you enough for being his guardian angel and I can't thank God enough for sparing his life. We celebrated Easter yesterday and it just didn't feel right to not have you sitting there on the couch watching and laughing at all that was going on. My heart hurts daily from missing you. I know that you would just be so tickled at some of the things Jr is doing and saying now. I can still hear your laughter from the Emergency Room waiting room as you watched him do his "high kick run". I miss you grams. I love you.
"13 months 2 long.........miss u much!!!"
"Amazing how I was just thinking of you and I was sitting on the chair in a zone and my phone automatically began playing the recording Burnette sent to us. Lol.. Confirmation that you're always around in spirit. Love u grams forever."
"Thinking of u**"
""I need you to hold my hand"...
Life is so difficult right now. Need your prayers..
Remaining as humble as I can be but I feel like folding some times."
"Today at work I was thinking all I have been through in a years time and I began to write and this is what came to me:
STRIVING TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT!!!
In my life is stress, headaches, and pain.
Often it's hard to see the sunshine, for the rain...
No matter what I do everything seems to go wrong.
But I keep pushing and try to stay strong....
The devil is busy he comes from every side.
There are days I just want to run and hide...
But I was taught to press my way through.
Although it seems hard that's what I have to do....
My heart gets heavy from fighting back tears with all my might.
But I know you want me to keep STRIVING TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT!!!!
Mom my life is beyond a mess and I am so ready to be happy but it doesn't seem like it was meant for me. I miss you and I will always love you.!!!!"
"On this date last year people gathered for your homegoing service, and to say their final goodbyes. Those of us that really know you, know that you wasn't one to say goodbye. So on that note, rest on, and I will see you later!"
"Your wings were ready...but my heart was not. Praying for peace in the midst of my sorrow. Love you always..."
"One year closer to seeing you again......."
"Can't seem to hold it together today grams. Flash backs won't stop coming. To hold your hand and watch you take your last breath is something I'll never forget. many Hearts are still troubled BC of your unexpected absence but to my FAMILY I pray that OUR hearts begin to mend and we remain close and become even closer. I goof around a lot but my relationship with God is growing daily. And I pray daily for wisdom and guidance through this life changing experience. Thank u for loving and caring for us. For teaching us the word that we may one day see you again. Love you forever"
"I love you grams you will be forever missed. --love jonathan"
"Bitter sweet moment today. Sad that you left us on this day a year ago but happy that you are safe in his arms and sick free. No more pain no more sickness. Seems like it was just yesterday. Can't believe its been a year. Things aren't and never will be the same without you grams. I miss you..we all miss you. R.I.P. love you forever. Til we meet again love."
"Well it was a year ago today that I got the news that God had called you on home. I still remember going to the hospital February 23 just to see you and to pray all would be well, never then did I think I would be going out to the the cemetery to visit your grave a year later.
Im glad that God constantly remined me daily that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Im glad that when I get to feeling discouraged I can always feel your sweet spirit to help me carry on, or even the unexpected visits by just coming to me in a dream.I know now that you are stress free and don't have a worry in the world. I know that sickness shall be no more. I know that all is well, and that your smiling down from heaven. This still hurts as if it was yesterday but I pray that God be a comforter to me in my family... Until we meet again granny iloveyou & imissyou R.I.P"
"It's been a year and it still feel like yesterday. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!"
"Well, it was a year ago today that our lives began to change forever. We never expected that when we took you to the hospital that we would never be able to bring you home again. Everything happened so fast...and so unexpectedly. Life will never be the same..."
"Going through my messages on my phone last night and played my saved messages and who's voice do I hear, you mom. I am overwhelmed that now when I'm missing you, as I often do, now I can hear your voice. Thank you Lord for a comforter. Love you mom.!!!"
"So many questions in life...so many reasons to throw in the towel but when I feel like I'm losing this fight, consolation from heaven comes clearly to me and remind me that nothing else matters then seeing Jesus. And I hear your voice saying "be strong hold on God has something in store for you". Missing you daily grams."
"Happy Valentine's Day Mom. I was thinking about you and that wonderful smile you always had on a day like today. How you would light up with every gift you got. I hope all our love reaches your heart today and everyday. You will always be our Valentine!!!
"WE LOVE YOU MOM ""
"Happy Valentine's Day to my FIRST valentine...you introduced me to the concept of the love. You taught me what true, unconditional love was all about. You showed me how to love God, others, and myself. I am eternally grateful and I will ALWAYS love you..."
"My life is a mess...wish you were here. Missing you every day. Love you gramma."
"Missing you grams everyday**"
"11 months 2 long............miss you much!!!"
"11 months today mom and also Te Te 18th birthday. Your presence is really missed, but your love lives on.Today is bitter sweet but we shall continue to look to the hills for our help because you are with our help and we know with you and God together watching our us we are covered . So Rest Easy mom, and just know I will ALWAYS LOVE YOU.!!!!"
"Man. I didn't even know that everyone was coming here and posting. I cried as I read everyone's post...Gramma I miss you like crazy. I can still hear your laughter when you saw Jr do his high kick run. I can still see your face in the Emergency Room laughing at Jr before they took you back. I miss that laugh. I miss calling you and asking you to make me some "fly bread". It is so unreal that you aren't here to celebrate the holidays and events with us. I hope you hear me when I go talk to you. Please continue to watch over me and lead me in the right direction. I love you. ---Moo"
"Thank you for introducing me to God; if you hadn't I would be in a mess right now and not know which way to turn. Striving each day to keep your legacy alive!!"
"Merry Christmas to the sweetest woman I know. Sure did miss seeing your beautiful smile as everyone opened up their gifts but most of all I miss seeing the twinkle in your eye and your cheeks rising up as you got your big gift. Oh how I miss my grams! But I know you're having a great time in heaven and lookin down on us today. Love you always"
"Sitting here on your steps,cannot seem to start my day. You know I was the first one running over here on Christmas morning like a child but I only wanted to make sure you had what you needed. Oh how I wish you were here. Can't seem to control the tears. I miss You so, so, so much!!!"
"Ten months in.....and I still don't know where to begin
"What she'd say...
I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this Year
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear.
For I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
For I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior, face to face?
Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing.
For I'm Spending Christmas in Heaven and I'm walking with the King.
Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing of love he has for each of you.
So have a merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
~(a compilation of poems)"
"My first birthday without you........"
"Happy Thanksgiving to the MOST GIVING person I have ever known!!!"
"It's been 9 month and not a day goes by that I don't miss you.!!! These holidays that are approaching will never be the same without you. Every time I think of Christmas it make my heart ache knowing that you want be with us in the flesh. But may your spirit and love shower and comfort us in your absence. Mom I will always love you.!!!!!"
"Nine months too long.........miss you much!!!"
"I sit around often thinking to myself about how much I miss you. But then again I get the feeling of chills all over my body letting me know that your spirit lies deep within my soul. The holidays are approaching quickly but it just want be the same without seeing your smile. I do know "to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord". I just pray that god will help us realize that you'll be smiling down on us from heaven. I'm glad to know that the next time we meet again it will be for eternity...missing you... I love you granny with all my heart."
"Times like these are gonna be hard to get through. Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up Im thankful for you instilling in us that there's power in the name of Jesus. And for us to always pray our way through. I speak healing in our family I speak deliverance in our family I pray for broken hearts to be mended. Your memory will live in us forever. I thank God for wisdom guidance and strength. I pray we as a family come closer during these times and not morn but celebrate BC you're where we're trying to get. Til we meet again ... R.I.P grams love u forever"
"Oh mama, this is so hard...I'm praying to God constantly to help me. Cause without his help, I don't know how I am going to make it through this holiday season. Its so hard...every little thing reminds me of you and the fact that you won't be here with us physically...its a hard pill to swallow. I'm still thankful though, that you will be watching from heaven. Loving you and missing you each and every day..."
"Armistice Day just wasn't the same without you......"
"Missing you like crazy !!!"
"Eight months too long.......miss you baby"
"Oh how I miss my sweet grams. Nights like these my heart feel so broken. Flash backs of when you left often appear in my thoughts. I hope you heard my hearts cry... Gone way too soon.. Love u always"
"It's been 7 months, 212 days, 306,221 minutes and counting since God called you home, but it also means I'm that much closer to seeing you again!!!"
"I miss you so much."
"Cant help but to think about thanksgiving and Christmas coming up its going to be kind of weird not having you here because them were your favorite holidays.R.I.P Gramps we love you and still trying stay strong but at times it seems so hard."
"268,824 minutes........but who's counting?"
"Missing you more and more each day there's so much I want to talk to you about but now I have no one who understands me like you did. No one to give me advise without judging me. No one to tell me to pray and don't worry.I miss all our talks that gave me the strength to go on. I try but nothing is the same I feel so lost and alone without you. I still remember what you would say so I take those thoughts and try to apply them to whatever I'm facing at that moment but it still don't mean as much because I can't hear your sweet voice saying those words.
Missing my Angel.!!!!!"
"Six months ago today, my life changed forever
I heard time heals all wounds, but it hasn't gotten any better...."
"Some days are harder than most. Just thinking bout how life is so different without you here. I miss you so much at times I just sit and stare into the sky at 3 4am. I might be a Lil crazy but if I stare long enough I promise you I see your face smiling down on me. Guess you're telling me to stay strong and everything gonna be ok. I hate that you are gone it used to be so strange singing on first Sundays not seeing your smile of approval. But now I feel ur presence at times and often feel you pat me on the back. I just miss you so much grams wishing I could hear ur voice one last time. RIP grama loving you for life."
"My life has forever changed...still trying to find my way.
Thinking of you....missing you...each and every day."
"Well its been almost 1/2 a year since god called my little angel home. I still have so many unanswered questions such as why did you have to go so soon. I can really say losing you was like a wound that never heals, I think about you daily and what life would be like if you were still here with me. This summer was very difficult for me because im use to spending it with you, it seems like it was just yesterday you were asking me could I come scratch your scalp and I would always do just that and when I was to get done you would always end with "boy that feel a thousand times better" lol...you are and forever will be the greatest grandma anyone can ever ask for and you will always have that place in my heart....I LOVE YOU GRAMPS !!!"
"My sweet sweet grams...oh how I miss u so. If I could just get one. .one on one time with u. I be on my knees waiting to hear from u BC I HV so many questions I need answers to. Still doesnt real. Smh. Love u forever."
"Five months too long.........miss you much!!!"
"I miss you gramps cant believe its been five months. It seems so unreal like a dream that has lasted forever. I remember when the lady from home help came and gave you a bath and couldn't lift you up first person you called was me. You laughed and said dang i didnt know i was this heavy. Times like this helps me remember the good times and memories. R.I.P granny gone too soon."
"There are moments when I want to pick up the phone and hear your voice...moments when I just want to see your face...moments when nothing seems fair.
But in those moments, as the tears fall, I am reminded of how blessed I am to have experienced your love for almost 36 years. I'm so grateful for everything you taught me...like how a lady should carry herself, how to be a good mama, how to try to help others, and most of all how to pray and trust God.
I echo the words I am sure God spoke to you when he called you home "Well done!!!"
---Love you always,
"Missing you EVERYDAY. I try hard to keep pushing forward like I know you would want me to do but there's not a day that goes by that I don't want to talk to you. Everything I say or do seems to remind me of you. I just want to let you know I love you I miss you and nothing not even time can ever change that.!!!!"
"Four months ago today, my life changed forever
They say time heals all wounds, but it hasn't gotten any better.....
Missing you more and more each day!!!"
"Words can't even describe how much I miss you!!!"
"Oh how I miss you so...."
"Church was awesome today. God said to me I had to really break your heart in order to open your eyes. Grams my eyes are open and my heart is welcoming the holy spirit in to do as he may with me. I'm not perfect by far but everyday I'm trying to get closer and closer to God so we can walk the streets of golden together. I know you're having a ball up there and I know youre smiling down on us. Love u forever..Missing you daily.. Cole"
"A piece of my heart that is yet to heal that night you died it seemed unreal.I been trying duck and dodge this trial that has come up in my life but i have to accept the fact that your gone to your new home. So i got to get my life straighten out so i can see you again and oh what a time it will be."
"My heart is still heavy since the night you left us. I didn't get to see you or talk to you while you were awake. By the time it was my turn to go in you were already sedated not knowing you'd never open your eyes again.felt like I was robbed but I will continue to trust in him as you taught all of us to do. Because he knows best. I think of you everyday. Your smile at Christmas time or just that twinkle in your eye as I sung any song in church. You will always hold a place in my heart. I pray for comfort for the entire family as it seem just like yesterday you was here with us. I love you forever. Missing u daily grams!! Love, Cole"
"3 months seems like forever, I miss the talks, the shopping, your smile, and your voice I just miss everything about you.I miss you everyday and it doesn't seem to get any better. I love you Mom.!!!!!!!"
"Three months too long.............miss you!!!"
"Three months ago, god saw fit to call you home,
When you left this world,
I couldn't help but to feel that I had been left alone
To know your soul is now at rest ,
I know that god truly takes the best,
My heart still hurts to this day,
But please just know,
NO ONE COULD EVER TAKE YOUR PLACE!!!"
"Missing you at this time. All the late night conversations we had. Need you to talk to now. But I know that God never make a mistake. Love you very dearly,"
"Happy Mother's Day to the G.O.A.T!!!"
"I miss you Grandma.
"There's a special place that mothers hold that no one else can fill
And only time and help from God will help our hearts to heal.
Though you are not here physically for us to look at or to see
In our hearts and on our minds, you will always be.
So we must hold fast to memories of the moments that we shared
Throughout our lives, there was never a doubt of how much you truly cared.
When things went wrong, as they sometimes did, you were always by our side.
To encourage us and pray for us to allow Jesus to be our guide.
And oh we can't forget the good times, the times we did laugh & smile
The family celebrations, vacation trips, or just talking on the phone for a while.
But you knew this time would surely come; this day we would one day face.
So you, in your love and wisdom, set a perfect plan in place.
As youngsters you introduced us to God by showing us his holy way
Grace before meals and bedtime prayers were a part of each and every day.
You helped nurture our bond with God and a relationship did form
All a part of your marvelous plan to help us weather this storm.
You had no choice, you had to leave...but you entrusted us with the best
Your perfect gift...your legacy...will help us withstand this test.
But this is no surprise to you; you arranged it from the start
By planting your love and legacy deep within our hearts.
Happy Mother's Day in Heaven Mama! We love you and miss you. Though our hearts are still heavy and the tears continue to fall, we are going to hold fast to everything you taught us and continue to trust HIM.
"Today is Mother's Day and I can't seem to stop crying, beause I miss you so much. But rest easy my ladybug. Just know I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU !!!!"
"To say I miss you is such an understatement!!! You were soooo much more to me than just mom!!! I'll FOREVER love you, and be grateful to you and for you!!!"
"I LOVE AND MISS YOU MOM"
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