Mrs. Georgia Hicks was born February 8, 1919 in Sherrill. She was the 10th child of the late John Hicks and Mariah Thomas Hicks. She departed this life, Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
She received her education at the Sherrill Rosenwald School.
She was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church.
She was married to the late James Gardner.
Preceded in death by three daughters, Bertha McNeely, Ruby Ravion, and Deloris Reed. Four brothers, M.B. Hicks, Floyd Hicks, John Hicks Jr., and Baby boy Hicks. Six sisters, Cora Gordon, Lizzy Webb, Annie Stewart, Grace Smith, Alzena Hicks-Webb and Ozella Hicks.
Survivors include a daughter Flora (Verdett) Thomas of Pine Bluff, one son-in-law Walter (WH) McNeely of Detroit, Mich.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Damascus Baptist Church with the Reverend La Vara Henry officiating. Visitation is , Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the P.K. Miller Mortuary.
Interment will be at the Miller Cemetery.