Gladys “Sicky” Hicks


Ms. Gladys “Sicky” Hicks, 74, of Hallwood, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Born May 4, 1945, in Nassawadox, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas Curtis and Lillian Poulson Curtis.

For many years, Ms. Hicks worked at the Moose Lodge in Nelsonia, though most will remember her from the decades she spent working as a clerk at Matthews Market in Mappsville.   Ms. Hicks graciously volunteered her time for the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company when needed, served on the Hallwood Town Council for 18 years, was a member of the Nelsonia Moose Lodge, and unless ill, never missed a Wednesday or Sunday at Hallwood Baptist Church. She loved all animals, especially her dogs– Inky, Harley, Mama Bear, Pete, Shaylee, Nosey, and Boo.

Survivors include her three children, Angela Taylor and husband, Greg, of Hallwood, Pam Idoni and husband, Mark, of Salisbury, Md., and Larry L. Harrell, of Kentucky; brothers, Clyde Curtis, of Hallwood, and Stephen Curtis, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brook Taylor, who was the apple of her eye, Beckey Leonard, Savannah Vasquez, and Katie Snow; three great-grandchildren, Maddox and Gabriel Leonard and Isaiah Snow; special niece and nephew, Michelle Hinman and Tommy Bundick; dear friends and Matthews Market co-workers, Patty and Paula; and many other extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Bonnie Sue Bundick and Thelma Janie Jones; and brother, William Thomas Curtis Jr.

A memorial service will be held at the Hallwood Baptist Church Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Danny Shrieves officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 132, Bloxom, VA 23308 or to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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