Obituary of Shirley Anne Hicks
Shirley Ann Hicks was born in 1935 in Morristown New Jersey to Thomas and Annie Jackson; one of 10 children. She attended and graduated from Morristown High School. Playing the drums in marching band, volleyball and marbles were some of the talents she enjoyed as a youth. She was a member of the Boonton AME church.
In 1954, Shirley married William T. Hicks and lived in Montville, NJ ever since. They shared the joy of raising 5 children together. To provide for them comfortably, William ran the family's residential moving company while Shirley cleaned homes. She eventually began collecting antiques and selling them at various locations in Boonton and the Englishtown flea market. Whenever Shirley heard of friends or anyone in the community lacking necessities, she would make an effort to help them out. She will be remembered for her generosity, sharp dressing and knack for telling a good story.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband, William T. Hicks; and her sons, James E. and Gerald R. Hicks. She is survived by her son, Larry Hicks; her daughters, Patricia Simpson and Denise Hicks; her sisters, Emiline Purvis and Francis Jackson; her grandchildren, Larry Hicks, Jr., William Hicks III, Lindsay Hicks, Kristen Agunbiade, Michael Hicks, Sara Hicks, James Brania and Viviana Mendez; her great-grandchildren, Ayo,Tomi and Femi Agunbiade; Zion, Khaleb, Jazlyn, William IV, and Eleanora Hicks; her daughters-in-law, Ardith Hicks and Terry Hicks; and her son-in-law, Michael Simpson. Shirley is also survived by Karol Bott; Thomas and JoAnn Saddler; their children, Timothy, Todd, Tia and Tracey; William T. Jr and Lena Hicks; their children, Aunjolie and Eric; and many nieces and nephews.
Final Resting Place
107 Essex Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
Richard J. Codey, Owner/Manager, NJ Lic. #3175