October 29, 1927 – April 13, 2022
Mary Will Lincoln Hicks
Mrs. Hicks, 94, of Hazel Green, Alabama, passed away Wednesday at her home.
She was a life-long resident of Hazel Green. Mary Will and her husband, Herman, were in the dairy business for 45 years and were awarded top dairyman in the state of Alabama for 15 years. One of her passions was teaching Sunday school at Bethlehem Baptist Church; the Madison County Baptist Association recognized her for fifty years of teaching in 2004. Mary Will was known for her sewing skills, quilting, crocheting, and gardening.
Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Herman Hicks; her parents Ozell Summerford Lincoln and Leland Lincoln; seven siblings; and grandson John Austin Hicks. Survivors include her children, Nelda Hicks McCabe (Harry), Ray Hicks (Lanh), Tony Hicks; five grandchildren, Jennifer Hicks Sperco (Paul), Mikaila Hicks, Mary Gilroy (Michael), Krista O’Brien (Ed), and Patrick McCabe (Kayla); great grandson Logan Gilroy and great granddaughter Baby Girl O’Brien.
Pall bearers are Jerry Jeans, Bruce Lee, Jesse Lee, Harry McCabe, Patrick McCabe, and Paul Sperco.
Visitation is Monday, April 18, at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Hazel Green Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lon Ostryzcki officiating. Burial will follow in Charity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, Hazel Green, Alabama.
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