Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks

Wednesday August 11th, 1948 - Thursday May 6th, 2021
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Michael DeWitt Hicks, Sr., 72, was born August 11, 1948, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was the first child born from the union of Jerry F. Hicks, Jr., and Mildred T. Hicks. Michael retired from Wheland Foundry after 34 years. After placing a loving phone call to his mama, Michael bid us farewell on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Michael accepted Christ at an early age and joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Howard High School in 1966. Following high school, Michael served his country during the Vietnam War. Michael’s favorite pastimes were watching and attending sports events and playing dominoes. Later in life, Michael met and married Brenda Dorrell to which one son was born from their union.

Michael was predeceased by his father, Jerry F. Hicks, Jr.; brother, Jonathan Hicks; sister, Belinda Williams; two grandmothers, Geneva Mullins and Lavonia Suttles; grandfathers, Jerry Hicks, Sr., and Fred Turner.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Mildred Hicks; wife, Brenda Dorrell Hicks; sons, Michael (Alicia) Hicks, Jr., and Danny Hicks, both of Winston-Salem, NC; Marcus (Kay) Dorrell, of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, LaKeisha Davis; brother, Randall Hicks and sister, Dorothy Wills; grandchildren, Christian Hicks, Zoey Danielle Tate-Hicks, Marcus Jr., Ryan Briggs and Rayonna Briggs, Kelvin Johnson, and Taurean Patillo; sisters-in-law, Cassandra Hicks, E. Mae Dorrell, Wilma (Turhan) McKenzie; nieces and nephews , Gwendolyn Hicks, Darrel Williams Jr., Wendell Brooks, Lavonia Wills Hicks, Tasha Williams, Serita Watkins, Markeisha Hicks, and Zachariah Hicks; aunts, Thelma Holloway and Joyce Carter; uncle, Frizzell Turner; great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

Public viewing will be 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Friday, May 14, 2021 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Rest in peace and condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family.
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