Winston Michael Ricks

Published 9:56 pm Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winston Michael Ricks, 58, of 409 Chestnut St., Franklin, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Mary M. Ricks and the late Joel Webster Ricks. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Rikkayah Ricks, and brother, Pernell Ricks.



He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He was employed at Smithfield Packing Company. Mr. Ricks was a member of Greater First Baptist Church Orlando, where he sang in the male chorus and was a member of the men’s fellowship ministry.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, LaVerne Ricks, of Providence, R.I.; daughter, Tyana T. Ricks, of Providence, R.I.; three sisters, Elois Johnson, the Rev. Betty Montgomery (Thomas) and Joyce R. Jones; two brothers, Clarence Ricks (Catherine) and Joel W. Ricks Jr.; grandson, Qu’Ran K. Ricks; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Greater First Baptist Church Orlando officiated by Pastor Moses Ware. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 907 Truman Road, Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at