Lola Ricks


Mrs. Lola Johnson Ricks, 95, passed away peacefully March 10, 2024, at her daughter’s home in Quinby. She was born Sept. 26, 1928, and raised in Pocomoke City. She was the daughter of the late Elton W. (Prim) Johnson and the late Sadie Collins Johnson. Her husband, David E. Ricks Sr. preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1969.

A proud graduate of Pocomoke High School class of 1945, she proudly wore her class ring. Lola was a C&P Telephone Co. switchboard operator in Pocomoke City and Crisfield, Md. She also worked at Bob Wilson Insurance Co. in Crisfield and retired from M&T Bank in Hanover, Pa.

Always the animal lover, she loved her horses, dogs, cats, peacocks, geese, and chickens that she raised over the years.

She is survived by her two children, David E. Ricks Jr. (Kathy), of Bushnell, Fla. and Diana Ricks Stiles (Carey), of Quinby; three grandchildren, Michelle Stiles Styke (Rodger), of Onancock, David Forrest Stiles (Season), of Painter, and Heather Insley (Sam), of Crisfield; and her 10 great-grandchildren, Parker and Sadie Taylor, Jared Phillips, Jayce, Juliette, Liam, Molly, and Brahm Stiles, and Sammie Jeanne and Austin Insley; and a niece, Terri Bell Bryant (Bob), of Houston.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty J. Bell; brothers-in- law, Philip Bell and Jack Ricks; and son-in-law, Donald Lee Stiles.

Funeral services will be March 16, 2024, at noon, graveside at Sunny Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Crisfield, where she will be laid in peace beside her late husband.

The family wants to thank Riverside Home Health and Riverside Hospice for their wonderful care of our beloved mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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