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Memorial Service

Lowe-Gardner Funeral Chapel
Sunday September 19th, 2021

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Brenda Joyce Hicks

Brenda Joyce Hicks, age 67, of Quitman, gained her angel wings Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2021.

Brenda was born in Mineola, Texas on August 14, 1954 to Leon and Ruth Smith Phillips. She graduated from Quitman High School in 1972. It was at Quitman High School where she met the love of her life, Norman Hicks. The couple went on their first date, to Norman’s senior prom, in 1970. Norman and Brenda were a match made in Heaven and were inseparable from that point on. With her parents support, they married her senior year, on December 18, 1971 at First Baptist Church Quitman.

Brenda was a wonderful and loving wife and mother who gave her all to her family. She was her husband’s biggest supporter, her children’s biggest cheerleader, and everyone’s favorite listener. She was the true definition of a homemaker and was always patient and kind. The hole left by her absence will be an impossible one to fill.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, she was also a devout Christian. She and her husband met frequently with a Christian group at the Quitman Public Library and attended Forest Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday nights.

She greets in Heaven her parents, Leon and Ruth Phillips; and one brother, Ken Phillips.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of nearly 50 years, Dr. Norman Hicks of Quitman; two children, Jason Paul Hicks of Quitman, and Debrahle Hicks of Winnsboro; two grandchildren, Braxton Hicks of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and Deacon Hicks of Fort Riley, Kansas; three sisters, Mary Lou Kernes and husband David of Quitman, Betty Ruth Phillips of Quitman, and Ruby Graves; sister in law, Patsy Phillips of Flint; her loyal four-legged companion, Belle, the Blue Heeler; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.

Memorial service for Mrs. Brenda Hicks will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home with Brother Fred Morrow officiating.

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Miss u so much mom! Love you

Jason Hicks Nov 25 2021 11:20 AM

You two hold such a special place in our hearts - Hearts that broke when we heard of Brenda's transition to heaven. So sad we were unable to make the service, but your abundance of friends must have been a great comfort. Love for eternity, Jan and Bill

Bill and Jan Howard Sep 22 2021 9:22 AM

We love you Aunt Brenda and we will see you later. Give Papa a hug for me tell him I love him too.

Brandy, Chris & Justin Sep 20 2021 1:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Hicks

Mary & Larry Vaughan Sep 20 2021 8:39 AM

Dear Norman, Jason and Debrahle.
My heart and prayers are with you. And your family.
I still cannot believe my dear friend Brenda is no longer with us here on earth. She is rejoicing with the Long and loved ones in Heaven. It is hardest on us left behind…for now. I have that Blessing Assurance and I know you all do too. We will be reunited again in Heaven with Jesus our Lord.
I will never forget the love and kindness Brenda gave to this Yankee gal from New York when I was going through a very difficult time. You opened your home to me and gave me love and caring.
God's Comfort and Grace surround you all.
In HIS hope.
Elaine Tengelsen

Elaine Tengelsen Sep 19 2021 4:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Hicks

Elaine Tengelsen Sep 19 2021 4:06 PM

Love you so much sister.

Mary Lou Kernes Sep 19 2021 1:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Hicks

Mary Lou Kernes Sep 19 2021 1:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Hicks

Bill and Jan Howard Sep 18 2021 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Hicks

Sally Hamrick Griffin Sep 18 2021 10:11 PM

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