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Joan Waneta (Johnson) Hicks

June 15, 1936 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Joan Hicks Obituary



Mrs. Joan Waneta Hicks, 87, of Lula, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Speakers will be, George Lee, Sharon Wahlin, Lyle Holladay, and Connor Turpin. Interment will follow in West View Cemetery, Lula, GA. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home Monday, November 20, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Born on June 15, 1936 in St. Paul, MN, she was the daughter of the late H. Coye and Ina M. Freer Johnson. She was retired from the United States Post Office where she was a courier.

Joan was a faithful wife, loving mother and friend to all. She was known for her great cooking and Southern hospitality. While she wasn’t born in the South, she always said “she got here as quick as she could”. She loved her family very much and her Heavenly Father. Ever the pillar of strength, she was a confidant to many and opened her home to anyone in need. She was the best “Nannie”, and will be missed dearly.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Paul Hicks and daughter, Jackie Shadle.

Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter, Judy Hicks Stepp of Lula; granddaughters, Loren Armour, Ashley (Tyler) King all of Lula; great grandchildren, Easton Martin, Jaydon King, Emily King; sister and brother in law, Betty (Mike) Hedberg of MN; sister in law, Karen Johnson of CA and a number of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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November 20, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Main
2030 Memorial Park Rd.
Gainesville,, GA 30504

Funeral Service
November 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Chapel of Memorial Park
2030 Memorial Park Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

Interment following funeral service
November 21, 2023

Westview Cemetery Lula, GA


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