Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Dorothy Boone Ricks, 79, of 304 Webb St., Suffolk, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at Autumn Care of Suffolk. She was a native of Nansemond County and the daughter of the late Hardy and Sarah Bell Boone. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dwight C. Ricks Sr.; a sister, Edna B. Savage; and a nephew, Douglas A. Boone.
She was a graduate of East Suffolk High School class of 1948 and attended Norfolk Division of Virginia State College (now Norfolk State University). She retired from General Electric Company. Ms. Ricks was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church and its Mass and Chapel Choirs.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Brenda Ricks Bullock (William). of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Nettie Faulk, of Suffolk; a devoted niece, Arthalia Denise Kahan (Vernell), of Suffolk; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one daughter-in-law, Coleen Ricks, of Orlando, Fla.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
A home going celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at noon at Metropolitan Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Robert L. Hobbs. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.