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Annie Pearl Hicks

May 19, 1927 - December 28, 2020
Norman Chapel
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Saturday 1/16, 8:00 am
Norman Chapel
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Saturday 1/16, 9:00 am
Spring Grove Cemetery
4521 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232

ANNIE PEARL HICKS (A true gem of a soul.) On May 19, 1927, Annie Pearl (a true gem of a soul) was born in Columbus, Georgia to Mozelle Harris and Willie Billingslea, the second of the only two children they would bear. She grew up as a sweet, Georgia peach and at the age ofContinue Reading

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Rosa Patterson-Butler left a message on November 27, 2021:
To Dr Elenor Hicks, though this comes after the official beautiful home going ceremonies I believe it's never too late to express heartfelt remembrance of such a cherished soul as your beloved mother and one of my biggest supporters, sister Annie Pearl Hicks. From first meeting Sister Hicks in the 80's when I joined Elisha Chapter #89 of the Order of Eastern Star, her soft spoken, intelligent, knowledgeable leadership qualities were obvious. Her willingness to provide guidance and her supportive nature always stood out. Sister Hicks supported me through my fast ascent to leadership roles in the chapter always making me feel like I was in charge. Although I was young and new to the rules of the Order, with her support we always accomplished our goals. I called on her often to give welcomes, responses and opening remarks on behalf of our chapter. Sister Hicks was always appropriately dressed and ready with little to no time to prepare. Sister Annie Pearl Hicks was truly an angel sent from heaven who touched my life and the lives of many in positive ways. May she continue to Rest In Heavenly Peace:heavy_heart_exclamation_mark_ornament: Rosa Patterson-Butler, Past Worthy Matron Elisha Chapter #89 OES
Denise Edwards left a message on January 22, 2021:
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carol edwards left a message on January 22, 2021:
I will miss you dearly. Love Denise
Sylvia Hart left a message on January 16, 2021:
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Ricky and Jamie Richardson left a message on January 16, 2021:
Eleanor, Prayers of comfort and peace that passes all understanding. Sorry we could not be with you, Much love, Ricky and Jamie Richardson and family :heart:
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Loretta Gray left a message on January 16, 2021:
I met Sister Hicks in May 2009, her welcoming smile and warmth were genuine. Her smile, soft voice and the manner in which she carried herself reminded me of Maya Angelou, and I often wondered perhaps the poem “Phenomenal Woman” was written for Sister Hicks. She was always encouraging and you felt that if she supported you, it was impossible to fail. Sister Hicks and Eleanor supported my granddaughter in her national oratorical competition. They were present at each level of the competition when no one else was there. Sister Hicks was thrilled we invited her to the competition and yet the honor and distinction was ours to have her in attendance. Sister Hicks contributed to the life of others by her love, friendship, compassion and truly was a pioneer in passing the torch to others. I appreciate the time she gave to mentor me as a new member in Elisha Chapter #89. In loving memory Rest in Peace Loretta Gray
Cameron Foster left a message on January 16, 2021:
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Merelene Lashun Williams left a message on January 15, 2021:
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Lynn Johnson left a message on January 15, 2021:
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Emma Hicks-Whitehead left a message on January 15, 2021:
No words can express the sadness I feel with the loss of my Aunt Pearl. I'll always remember her smile, her soft spoken words of encouragement and her loving spirit. I loved when Uncle Carl and her would visit us. Eleanor, cousin, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I cannot be there with you physically, I'm there in Spirit with a great big hug. I love you. Aunt Pearl take your earned rest in Paradise. I love and will miss you. Your Niece Emma Hicks-Whitehead Petersburg Virginia
Debora Talbert left a message on January 15, 2021:
Thank you Mother Hicks for always providing us with love, wisdom, history and laughter. We thank God for choosing you to be an active participant of our discipleship process. You are truly one of God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Mother Hicks we love you so much! We pray God's comfort and peace be with your family and friends! ...Ron and Debora Talbert
Chase Pope left a message on January 15, 2021:
To the Hicks family, Firstly, I would like to say "Thank you" to both Sis. Eleanor and Mother Hicks. Thank you for showing me grace, womanhood, and the power and influence of the mother-daughter squad. As the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a symbol of power herself, once said, "My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent." We grieve the loss of Mother Hicks, a matriarch of both Girls Assembly and The Order of Eastern Stars, but we also thank God for the values she leaves with us. Sisterhood, femininity, and most importantly, joy. Whenever I saw Mother Hicks, I saw joy. Oftentimes, joy is used synonymously with happiness. However, joy is not an emotion. It is a state. It is constant -- independent of tribulation and adversity. Mother Hicks was joyful. Joyful of where she is, who she was in Christ, and what is to come. Because "His mercies are made new every morning. Great is His faithfulness." ~Lamentations 3:23 My deepest condolences to Sis. Eleanor and the family, and I am here in your time of grief and beyond. With sympathy, Chase Pope
Lashun Williams left a message on January 15, 2021:
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Jerome Byrd left a message on January 14, 2021:
Sister Annie Hicks was a brilliant and sophisticated lady. I've known her for just over 20 years but really got to know her when I joined her OES audit committee about 10 years ago. As we held meetings at her home in North Avondale, I was impressed with her kindness, intelligence and her ability to remain calm amid all circumstances. She just truly an angel that I adored. That smile was always welcoming and pleasant and she was a beacon of light to all who came in contact her. I will forever cherish the memories I have for her and hope to see her again one day. Rest In Heaven my Sister and Friend. Jerome Byrd - Past Worthy Patron, Elisha Chapter #89 -OES
Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home left a message on January 13, 2021:
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Sylvia Elaine Jones left a message on January 13, 2021:
Yesterday, I lost my dear friend, Mrs. (Sister) Annie Pearl Hicks... my trainer for the few admin tasks I do for our church, WOCC (World Outreach Christian Church); my mentor for how to live out & walk this Christian journey... my "SoS" social group sista (Seniors of Substance)... my fellow kitty cat lover who sent me a plant and a greeting card when my beloved cat (Mr. Pabs) died... She had met him and bonded and always called him my gentle companion... When I was sick, she always called to check on me and even sending a greeting card... I've never ever seen her upset or unpleasant... but, I know she's seen me fussy. Hahaha. Either she let me blow it off or asked how she could help make it better OR gave me that " church mother" look. :) She came to visit me at my home several times in our 10 year friendship and also after my 2nd hospitalization years ago. When she arrived and after us socializing; she told me to "get my purse" and she took me to the ER to see why I could not hear that day and saying that my daughter, could come get me after I was treated. All I could said was, "yes ma'am"... (I had lost my hearing the night b4 for some unknown reason)... I guess she was tired of me screaming to talk. giggle. I even stopped after 30 years using so much salt after she cautioned me about that from our restaurant times. Even now, when I reach for the salt shaker; she jumps right in my brain. She never failed to inquire about my kids, especially my oldest grandson, Avery. He used to clean her car windows in the Winter at church on Sundays at McMillan Street. Not ever did she not ask. She even bought my youngest daughters new childrens book this year. She called until it was ready for hard copy printing v/s Kindle from Amazon. I hope she got to read it. What a trooper she was. Sister Hicks so reminded me of my sweet late mother in her smarts, comportment and personality. She was indeed a pearl. (her middle name). A pearl is defined as the finest quality of natural and highly valued gemstones and objects of beauty, lasting for many centuries. Because of this, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable. And this dear lady, now resting in peace in the bosum of Jesus was all of that and more. I will never forget her, always love her and do my very best to live up to the good and talented person that she seemed to see in me. She regularly told me to call her "AnnieP" and I told her, "Sister Hicks, I can't do that... My parents would get me all the way from heaven" and we just laughed. So farewell dear lady, sweet friend. Good night, good night, we'll see you on the morn... "2nd Corinthians 5:8 KJV... We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." TGBTG. PTL.
Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home left a message on January 12, 2021:
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Sylvia Hart left a message on January 11, 2021:
This is Errol and Sylvia Hart, Albany,GA. Sadden to hear about Aunt Pearl. I remember her beautiful smile and loving spirit. She worked so hard for the family reunion held in Cincinnati to be sure we all enjoyed ourselves. Sorry I will not be there physically but I will be there with you Eleanor in spirit. Keep the faith. God is all loving and caring. I pray for God to bless you and keep you strong.
B Hollowell left a message on January 11, 2021:
I will always remember Aunt Pearl for her beautiful smile, her kindness, and her belief in God. I will also remember when Aunt Pearl and Uncle Carl would stop by on their way to Detroit, they would ask if their room was ready, and I would say it's always ready. Your favorite niece, Barbara Hollowell Toledo, Ohio
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