Rev. Dr. Georgianna Jones Hicks, 86 years old of Ridgeland, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at her residence.

Rev. Dr. Georgianna J. Hicks was born September 17, 1932, to Jerry and Rebecca Moultrie Jones in Ridgeland, SC. Dr. Hicks was the fifth child to this union. Her siblings were Rev. Luther Jones, Yada Jones, Louise Jones and Catherine Pyles who preceded her in death. Dr. Hicks was called a plucky child by her first teacher, Cousin Alice P. Hall.   Her mother worked in the field and her father worked on the railroad. Dr. Hicks loved learning, singing and playing basketball. She played basketball for the Good Hope Negro School in Old House community. Dr. Hicks walked to school every day, rain or shine. Her struggles made her determined to be her best self.

Dr. Hicks was a counselor at Beaufort Technical College (TCL now) for several years. She moved to Washington, DC seeking better opportunities. God gave her the vision to open a center for early childhood education. This was an awesome opportunity to serve children from 6 weeks to 2 years old. Dr. Hicks served the children in the DC area for 26 years. The name of the center was Armstrong Preparatory Center for Early Learning, Inc.   The Lord was with her as she served over 1,000 families.

Wake Service will be held on Friday, May 3rd at First Euhaw Baptist Church in Ridgeland, SC “near Cooler store” from 6-8PM

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 4th; 11:00 AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Center in Ridgeland, SC

Burial will take place at King Cemetery in Ridgeland, SC

Dr. Georgianna J. Hicks, leaves a blueprint for her family to follow as they treasure her memory. She is survived by Deacon Nelson Hicks, her Brother-in-law Ridgeland, SC, 1st Cousin Leola Levett, Savannah, GA, Sixpon children, Rev. Frederick (Barbara) Hicks, Earl Hicks, Rev. Patricia Hicks DuPont, Sharon (David) White, Jeryl Hicks, Reba (Craig) Gilbeaux. Grandchildren, Bridgette Mitchell Hicks, Min. Lolanna (Erin) Griffin, Abudula (Kim), Pastor Clayton (Belinda) Hicks, Earl DuPont, Jr., Eric DuPont, Dr. Edmond (Shana) DuPont, Thyshell (Chanel) Jackson, Jaylen and Jariuss Hicks, Craig (Janea) Gilbeaux,Jr., Brandon Gilbeaux, Rashida Gilbeaux, Georgianna Gilbeaux, Nancy White, David White Jr., Matthew White, 17 great-grand children , adopted Sister Earnestine Atkins, adopted son, Eric Mungin, special friend, Marilyn and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Dr. Hicks has given us a legacy “Stay with God, give God your best as you make a positive difference in the world.”