Alice B. Ricks

Published 3:56 pm Friday, February 5, 2016

COURTLAND — Alice departed this earthly life on Feb. 3, 2016, for eternal life. Born on July 5, 1934, in Southampton County, Virginia the youngest of 12 children of the late Fannie and James Brown, she was educated in local schools and graduated from the Southampton Memorial School of Nursing.

She served in many capacities: with Southampton Public Schools as a school nurse and as a nurse at Southampton Memorial and at the Southampton County Correctional Facility, from which she retired.

Alice had a passion for helping others, touching the lives of many with her kindness and professionalism. Perhaps her most difficult job was as a private duty nurse to many, some of whom were terminally ill. She is beloved by many locals for her thoughtfulness and dedication to the welfare of their loved ones.

Alice was a lifetime member of Zion Southampton A.M.E. Zion Church, serving in the senior choir and as a steward and deaconess. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.

Alice is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Cassandras Ricks; daughters, Linda Clark, Rosa Harris (Danny), Alice Ricks, all of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Evelyn Ricks (Steve) of Wakefield; grandchildren, Tamika Clark and Robert Clark II; great-grandson, Savon Word; and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

Elvin Vaughan’s Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the service that will be held at Zion Southampton A.M.E. Zion Church, Courtland, Virginia, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Donations may be made to the church in memory of Mrs. Ricks.