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Gregory Hicks

Gregory Hicks, 59, the loving son of Evangeline Hicks and the late Levy Carnell Hicks, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

He was born and raised in Murfreesboro, and attended CS Brown and Murfreesboro High School where he graduated in 1971.  It was during his high school years that he fell in love with his sweetheart, Geraldine Britt.

After graduating high school he briefly worked at the Shipyard in Newport News, VA.  He later moved to Durham where he worked at American Tobacco for 25 years.  After moving to Durham, his relationship with his high school sweetheart, Geraldine, was so strong they married in September 1974.  Out of this marriage a son was born, Greggory R. Hicks.

Hicks, as most of us called him, had a big heart and he met a friend wherever he went.  He had a good spirit and he wanted everyone else to have a good spirit.  Some of his friends called him “Trickey, Rickey” and some called him “Big Daddy”.  At time he would shake his head and use his favorite phrase, “I’ll Tell Ya, I’ll Tell Ya”.  He was very passionate about sports. His favorite team was the Pittsburgh Steelers and Duke Blue Devils.

He leaves to cherishhis wife of 38 years, Geraldine Hicks of Durham;  one son, Greggory R. Hicks of Durham;  grandson, DeShone R. Hicks of Durham; his mother, Evangeline Hicks of Murfreesboro; one sister, Cynthia Hicks Hill (Joseph) of Mapleton; two brothers, Jerome Hicks of Como and Franchot Hicks (Kesha) of Germany;  one brother-in-law, Kenneth Britt of Murfreesboro; two aunts, Lucille Hicks of Murfreesboro and Algray Scott of Woodland; one great aunt, Thelma Bradley of Woodland; three uncles, Luther Joyner of Murfreesboro, Raymond Joyner of Rich Square and Frizell Hicks of New York; one niece, Jayla Hicks of Germany; three nephews, Cedric Hill and Deon Hill of Murfreesboro and Justin Hicks of Germany; and a host of cousins and friends who will truly miss him.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at First Baptist Church Murfreesboro by Rev. Elliott.  Burial will follow in Mill Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.  Hunter’s Funeral Home Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements.