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Constance "Connie" R. Hicks

April 29, 1923 January 1, 2019
Constance "Connie" R. Hicks
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Constance R. (Connie) Hicks, 95, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 PM in the Brown Chapel at Cypress Glen.

Connie was born on April 29, 1923 in Wilmington. She later moved to Fayetteville in 1930, where she would grow up. Connie met her husband, Joe, at Louisburg Junior College. They were married in November of 1942, during the height of World War II. After the war, they got their first apartment together in Chapel Hill. They later moved to Clayton in 1950 and then to Cullowhee in 1956, where they would settle down and live for 35 years. While in Cullowhee, Connie earned an undergraduate and graduate degree at WCU and taught public school for 14 years until her retirement in 1986. In 1991, they then moved to Murfreesboro to be close to family. They remained there for 10 years.

Connie was known for her sharp mind, encyclopedic knowledge, and love of literature. She was a natural educator and compassionate member of her community. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and an enthusiastic member and leader within the United Methodist Women. She believed strongly in being of service and therefore, lived a life of service to her family, community and church.

In 2013, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Joseph (Joe) Hicks. Connie and Joe had been residents of the Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, NC since the year 2001. In addition to Joe, preceding her in death are one sister and one brother.

She is survived by her 2 children, David Hicks and Rebecca Hammond; two sisters; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

Connie was respected and much loved by all who knew her.

Memorials may be sent to the Jarvis United Methodist Women, 510 S. Washington St., Greenville, NC 27858-2301.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 1/6/2019 2:00:00 PM
Brown Chapel at Cypress Glen

100 Hickory Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Brown Chapel at Cypress Glen
100 Hickory Street Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church

510 S. Washington St.
Greenville, NC 27858
Attn: Jarvis United Methodist Women

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