Graveside services for Johnnie Lee Davis Hicks were held at 2 p.m. today (Monday, Jan. 21, 2013) at Brushwood Methodist Church in Cemetery Dubberly. The Reverend Barry Carter officiated. Johnnie was born Feb. 15, 1929 in Minden and went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2013.
Johnnie was preceded in death by husband, Arnold L. (Red) Hicks of 56 years; parents, Charlie and Laura Davis; brothers, Gilbert Davis and Carson Davis; sisters, Bertha Glass and Willie May Robinson; and grandson, Jeremy W. Priest.
Johnnie enjoyed spending time with her family and planting flowers. She always had a smile on her face when she saw flowers that she had planted starting to bloom and always wanted to tell and show everyone. She was a very sweet lady and could always cook a great dinner. She raised several children in the neighborhood throughout the years. She was a really strong woman who fought a great fight and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be greatly loved and missed by family and friends.
She is survived by her loving family of two sons, Donald Ray Hicks of Dubberly and Thomas Milton Hicks of Bossier City; one daughter, Sharon Hicks Priest of Dubberly; brother, Edwin Davis; two sisters, Sue Coile and Jency Griffie 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Hicks, Allen Holland, Chris Spillers, Shaun Hicks, Seth Hicks and Jacob Hicks.
Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Hicks, Jason Holland, Tommy Spillers and Trevor Hicks.