Shirley Hicks

Shirley Jean Hicks, 68, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on

Sunday, May 7, 2017, after battling a long illness.
Born October 13, 1948, at Page, WV, she was the daughter of Elmer Mason and Rosie Ernestine Haskett Hedrick.

Shirley was a retired branch manager for First Citizens Bank, a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, past member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (G.F.W.C.), and member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and White Sulphur Springs Junior Women's Club, and served as an advisor for the WSS Juniorettes. She was loved by many and never met a stranger, with a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She was a lifelong volunteer to many organizations in her community and was always willing to lend a hand, ever selfless and compassionate. She so loved her family, especially being "Mimi" to her grandbabies and will be missed greatly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lee "Bub" Hedrick.

She is survived by a daughter, Christi M. Yates of White Sulphur Springs; a son, James F. Hicks Jr. and wife, "Sam," of Elkview, WV; four grandchildren, Ryan Michelle Boggs, Casey Gray Yates, Nicholas James Hicks, and Aleigha Skye Hicks; and two brothers, Roger Hedrick and wife, Janice of French Creek, WV, and Donald Hedrick and wife, Joyce, of Layland, WV.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Shari Dawn Stilgenbauer officiating.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV, is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the May 10, 2017, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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