Ella Ricks

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ella N. Ricks
SEDLEY—Ella N. Ricks, 85, of the 29100 block of Berlin Dory Road, died Sept. 2, 2008, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ricks was born in Southampton County and was a homemaker and seamstress.
She was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ in Sedley, where she was mother of the church, treasurer of the Usher Board, usher and deaconess and involved with Sunday School and Charity.
She graduated from Southampton Training School.
The widow of Joe T. Ricks, she is survived by a daughter, Marya “Cooki” Ricks; three sisters, Leona Nichols, Pecola Councill and Ida Smith; nieces (spiritual daughters), Belinda Everett and Faye Nichols; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by her parents, two brothers and a sister, Ruth Nichols.
A funeral was held Monday in St. Luke United Church of Christ, 14166 St. Lukes Road, Sedley, VA 23878, by the Rev. Dr. J.J. Ferguson.
Burial was in the Ricks’ family cemetery.
Engram Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of arrangements..
The remains will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Condolences may be offered to the Ricks family at www.engramfuneralhome.com