Wilma M. Hicks, 97, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
She was retired from East Brainerd Lumber Company and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
She organized the first Tax Aide for the elderly for Cleveland, Athens and Etowah areas. She was a former president of Women in Construction. She was well known for her love for traveling throughout the world.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi W. and Cleo Randolph Hicks; three brothers: Roy M. Hicks, Clyde Hicks and James Hicks who lost his life during World War II; and two sisters: Bonnie Lawson and Helen Hicks.
She is survived by one sister, Betty Hyde of Cleveland; nieces: Terri Ricketts and husband, Ron, Cindy Smith and husband, Raymond, all of Cleveland, Martha Touchton and husband, Butler, of Murfreesboro, Jayme Hicks and Marion Raml of Johnson City and Patti Hicks Whaley of London, England; nephew, Jim Hicks and wife, Carolyn, of Knoxville; several great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews, including special great-great-nephew, Sam Tyner; and devoted caregivers: Gail Walker and Nancy Carson, both of Cleveland.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Minister Steve Morgan officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 2368, Cleveland, TN 37320.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hicks family guest book at www.fikefh.com.