The Lord took the gentle hand of Wilma “Geraldine” Bryant Hicks, 93, to the golden gates of heaven on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Geraldine was from Jasper, Tn. She was born on Jan. 14, 1928, to the late Virgil and Lena Howard Bryant. She was married to the late Leonard Delbert Hicks, Sr.
Geraldine had always loved being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a loyal friend. She enjoyed cooking, loved to work in her flower gardens, working crossword puzzles and singing. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Delbert Hicks, Sr.; parents, Virgil and Lena Howard Bryant; son, Leonard Delbert Hicks, Jr.; brother, Raven Bryant; sisters, Velma Joyce Bryant, Marie Bryant, Mary Pemberton and infant baby girl and granddaughter, Deanna Forsythe.
Geraldine leaves her precious memories to her daughter, Sandra Hicks Forsythe; brothers, Jim (Vera) Bryant, Tommy Bryant and Larry Bryant; sisters, Lola Webb, Barbara Wilson, Carolyn Cooper, Rosetta (Ray) LaFleur, Tammy (Michael) Bryant Peardon, Betty Jo Green and Charlsie Chapman; grandson, Joey (Carmen) Forsythe and Jeffrey Forsythe; granddaughter, Priscilla Forsythe; great-grandchildren, Cassie Quarles, Mandi (Brian) Kaysen, Destiny Forsythe, Aleagha (Nick) Fleming, Andrew (Brittany) Forsythe, Toney Sampson; great-great grandchildren, Ezekiel Thomas, Teagan Quarles, Berklee Forsythe, Caiden Pickett and D.J. Johnson along with several nieces, nephews and years of cherished friends.
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The family will have visitation on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 12-7 p.m. CST and Thursday, Sept. 23, from 12-7 p.m. CST at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. CST with Pastor Gary Bone and Pastor Bryan Vann officiating.
Pallbearers are Sam Geer, Nate Brackett, Andy Forsythe, Isaiah Sampson, Danny Lee, James Myers, Tony Sampson and Michael Long. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Bryant and Jim Bryant.
Interment will follow the funeral service at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, Tn. 37347.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tatefh.com.