Doretha J. Ricks

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 14, 2006

September 8, 2006

Doretha J. Ricks, 63, departed this life on Sept. 8.

A native of Suffolk, she was the daughter of Mary Jones and the late Moses Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie R. Ricks.


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Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lisa Ricks Kirkland (Donovan); mother, Mary Jones; brother, Reverend Anthony Jones (Yvonne); sister, Lucretia Moyler; niece, Lolita Wilkins; grandnephews, Derrick Wilkins and DaRon Parker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Doretha was a retired Suffolk public school teacher, and a lifelong member of Macedonia A.M.E. Church where she served as Church Clerk, Trustee and Pastor’s Aide. She was also a charter member of the Suffolk Chapter of Las Amigas, Incorporated.

T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home has been entrusted with the service arrangements.

A viewing was held 1-7 p.m. Monday and 7-8 p.m. a memorial service, conducted by Las Amigas, was held at the funeral home chapel.

A funeral was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Macedonia A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Charles Harvin Sr. officiating. The burial followed at Holly Lawn Cemetery.