Willie James Hicks

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, March 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, Sgt. Major Willie James Hicks was called home to take his place as one of God’s angels. He was born March 29, 1932 in Colefield, West Virginia, and was son of Mr. Charlie Hicks and Mrs. Maggie Furline Hicks. He had a 30-year career in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Hicks is lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Mary Thompson Hicks; three daughters, Cassandra D. Kidd (Marcus, Sr.) of Lynchburg, Vontania Y. Williams (Phillip) of Norfolk and Priscilla L. Hicks of Colonial Heights, Va; four grandsons; Marcus Kidd, Jr, Joseph Kidd, Terrence Kidd and Preston Hicks-Holmes; two great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 11 a.m. at Bluestone-Harmony Baptist Association, Keysville with The Rev. Earl D. Townsend, officiating. Interment at Union Cemetery, Keysville.

Wilson Funeral Home, Keysville, served the family.