Emma Leola Hicks


Mrs. Emma Leola Hicks, 93, of Melfa, received eternal life Monday, April 5, 2021, at her residence.

Born in Norfolk, Emma was the beloved daughter of the late William Madison and the late Annie M. Williams. She was affectionately known as “Leola” by her family and friends. Emma worked in various jobs including Bamberger’s (Macy’s), Bury Biscuit Company, and the U.S. Postal Service. She was married to Alphonso Hicks Sr.

Private funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Min. Norman Pitt officiating. Interment was in the Snead’s Memorial U.M. Church Cemetery, Keller.

She leaves her love and fond memories to her children, Gloria Verneuil, Beverly Drake, Alphonso Hicks Jr., Theresa Hicks, and Gwendolyn Hunt; seven grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great, great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and a host of  nieces and nephews, with a special mention of Ramona Hopkins.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
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