Reba (Jo) Jeanette Hicks, 75 of Elizabethtown, IL gained her wings on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Ferrell Hospital surrounded by family. She attended Union Church where she played the piano.
Survivors include her husband, Lyndol Hicks; children, Danny (Pam) Hicks, Tammy (Kelly) Davis, Kelly (Tom) Oxford and Susan (Jared) Bogard; grandchildren, Natasha (Brennan) Williams, Blake Oxford, Danielle (Tyler Vaughn) Davis, Jeremy (Jessica) Hicks and Jamison (Jasmyne) Hicks, Kylie, Gunner and Drake Bogard; great-grandchildren, Tommy, Bentley and Nicholas Williams, Brevin, Blaze and Camri Oxford, Kora Hicks and Ember Hicks; sisters, Emma Griffith and Norma Potts; sisters-in-law, Pearlie Lindsay, Joy Wilson, Opal Gibbs and Carol Hicks; brother-in-law, Deneen Hicks; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Helen (Vowel) Lindsay; brother, Harold Lindsay; and granddaughter, Ashley Oxford.
Reba was born in the mountains of Tennessee on June 5, 1948 to Dan and Helen Lindsay. She had always wanted to play the piano and gave up a trip to the zoo for one. Her love for playing led her to play for her church. She played the piano with passion and could make those keys talk.
She married Lyndol Hicks on May 2, 1964. They started a family shortly after and took that family to church. Family was most important to Reba. She was the most caring mom a child could ask for and with four kids, she was a busy mom. She was also a bonus mom to many others, from nieces and nephews to the neighbor kids.
When her parents were unable to care for themselves, she jumped right in and cared for them so selflessly. When she got the gift of having grandkids, she became Mamaw. She loved her grandbabies and great-grandbabies with all her heart.
She will be greatly missed by so many.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2023 at Good Hope Cemetery with burial to follow.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Hardin County Funeral Service in Rosiclare, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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