Patricia A. Hicks - 81

1/25/1937 - 10/21/2018

Maynard, Arkansas, formerly of Rockford, Illinois

Patricia Hicks, 81, formerly of Rockford and who most "Current"ly lived on the river in Maynard, Arkansas, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 21, 2018. She was born January 25, 1937, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. She lived many years in Rockford, Illinois. She was both mother and father to her two children, Rhonda and Joe. Patricia was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, and friend. Her family meant the world to her and her love for all was evident.  Above all, Patricia loved Jesus. She was an ordained pastor who delighted in teaching bible classes and mentoring people in the Lord. She also enjoyed southern gospel music, cooking, gardening, and eating out. She worked and retired from Warner Lambert/Pfizer, where she was also known as the peanut brittle lady. Patricia leaves behind her children, Rhonda Perez, of Rockford, Illinois; and Joseph (Teresa) Hicks, of Freeport, Illinois; sisters, Maxine Barr, of Maynard, and Diane (Nickey) West, of Mountain Home; beloved grandchildren, Sonya (Shane) Harrington, Elisa (Aaron) Williams, Marcos (Monica Sanchez) Perez, Laura (Willie) Tadder, Ryan (Stacey Powell) Hicks, and Rachel Hicks, & 15 great grandchildren, Simon, Brandon, Isabella, Ethan, Marcos, Caden, Marcello, Mateo, Marisela, Carter, Zander, Olivia, Alaina, Hunter, and Carly. Numerous nieces and nephews Patricia was joyfully reunited in heaven with her parents, Claude and Flora Evelyn Cooper Harris; brothers, Carl "Tooter" Harris, Noel Lee Harris, and David Harris; son-in-law, Rodolfo Perez.  

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Life Church, 5910 Elevator Rd. Roscoe, Illinois on Monday, October 29, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Scandinavian Cemetery.

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