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Patricia Green Hicks

April 23, 1941 ~ April 24, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Chapter 1: I am Patricia Ann Green-Hicks, my journey began on February 23, 1941 in a small town called Beaumont, Texas, (look out world, her I come); my proud parents were Clarence James Williams, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Mollette Williams.

Chapter 2: As my journey continued, it led my family to a place called Chicago, Illinois and I was immensely proud to be here, although I never missed an opportunity to let everybody know, Texas is where this yellow rose was plucked from. My family settled on the westside of Chicago and this yellow rose continued to blossom.  I was educated in the Chicago Pubic School System, attending Calhoun Grammar School and John Marshall High School, (Commando for Life) furthering my education at Crane Junior College, Thornton Junior College and Joliet Junior College.

Chapter 3: I had a true love for Jesus which started in Beaumont, Texas at St. John Baptist Church and continued to grow at Gammon United Methodist Church (Resurrection UMC) in Chicago, Illinois.  I often attended Salem Tabernacle Church in Maywood, Illinois.  During the pandemic, I watched Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.  Some of my favorite artist included, Aretha Franklin, Rev. Clay Evans, Rev. Milton Brunson and Ms. Loretta Oliver (Personal friend).

Chapter 4: In July 1989, I married George L.Hicks and began one of my biggest roles, that of a wife and partner of 31 years.

Chapter 5: I was an extremely hard and dedicated worker, employed by the Chicago Public School System, holding various positions from the front office to the administration building; retiring after 35 years, then beginning another leg of my journey at Marriott Hotels for another 10 years, retiring again.

Chapter 6: In my live I have savored many things and traveled to many played, traveling with my family and friends is something I always enjoyed and did as often as I could.  I hosted many fun filled events and was one of the founding members of the "Williams Family Reunion".  I hosted events for the Negro College Fund, traveled to many high school playoff games and enjoyed them just s well as the young people.  I could sometimes be one of the best "bid whist players" you guys had come up against.  I enjoyed shopping, fishing, dancing, music and even caretaking, but what else would you expect from this "Yellow Rose"?

Chapter 7: As I mentioned in mu previous chapter, caretaking was one of the things I did until the very day God called me home, even while I needed someone to care for me, it was a tireless effort for me because my prayer game was powerful and I could call on the name of Jesus, when all else failed, everything was because of His Grade and His Mercy, certainly not mine.

Chapter 8: Some people in my life left all too soon, those will include my parents, Clarence and Dorothy Williams; my brother, Clarence Jr.; two of my favorite aunts, Addie Lee Russell and Lorene Nelson and uncle Maxwell Mollette; Melvin and Jo Etta Bell, Willie Jo Harris.

Epilogue: I have labored for 80 years and my memories will be shared by my husband, George; children, Yvette Traces, Terrence, Thomas (Nakita); 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; my sisters, Dr. Nell Cobb (Roosevelt) of Elkhart, IN and Mary Bell of Chicago, IL; my incredibly special nieces, nephews, cousins and friend.  My special friends, Mary Ellen Hart, Pat DeSalvo and Marie Vieceli; my extended family includes (but certainly not limited to) Brentell Bendon, Dr. C. Seldon Woods and Diane Griffin, among many more.  I would like to also acknowledge my caretakers, especially Salina Beverly who also became my exceptionally good friends.

Arrangements Entrusted To: Ygee Funeral Service (708) 785-2854 * (708) 493-2467

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

Visitation
Saturday
May 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Salem Tabernacle Church
1101 S. Sixth Avenue
Maywood, IL 60104

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Salem Tabernacle Church
1101 S. Sixth Avenue
Maywood, IL 60104

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 1, 2021

Woodlawn Memorial Park
23060 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Illinois 60431

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