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Inez (Hicks) Webb

October 18, 1936 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 84)
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We give our loved one back to God, just as God first gave them to us,

And did not lose them in the giving, So we have not lost them in returning them to God.

For life is eternal, And love is immortal, and death is only a horizon,

And a horizon is nothing but the limit of our earthly sight.


      With humble submission to the will of God, we stand to honor the life of Inez Hicks Webb, who was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. On Sunday, October 18, 1936 in Emporia, Virginia, life was bestowed upon Inez, as she was born to the union of the late Coleman Young and Lizzie Hicks. She was educated in the Diamond Grove School, Skippers, Virginia.

      Early in life, Inez professed her faith in Christ, accepted Him as her Lord and Savior, was baptized and she became a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church of Emporia, Virginia. O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. (Psalm 96: 1-4) Inez loved to sing! Her melodious voice could be heard not only at Jerusalem, but also at various churches and events throughout the area. She was faithful until her health began to fail. She always used her gifts and graces to glorify God.

     “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” (Maya Angelou) Inez found love and was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Calvin Webb. She worked for many years as a housekeeper to help provide for her family. She lived by the phrase, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. She truly adored a clean house, no matter whose house it was.

     Inez loved people and never met a stranger! Everyone knew Inez by her angelic and infectious smile that could easily brighten anyone’s day. Her smile was accompanied by a warm and bubbly personality along with a great fashion sense. She was a beautiful person both internally and externally, who had an unconditional love for her family and friends.

      Inez was the matriarch of her family and was respected as such. The values and principles she instilled will leave a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. Inez’s love for family empowered her to leave them with these parting words: “I’m alright!” and “Do what thus saith the Lord”. Never one to complain, Inez was a sweet spirit, who possessed a thankful heart for the things God gave her whether big or small. To know her was to love her and she was known by many throughout!

      “Through the years, I keep on toiling, Toiling through the storm and rain, Watching and patiently waiting, Until the Savior comes again. I am coming, Lord, trusting in thy word, Keep me from the paths of sin, hide me in thy love, write my name above, When the gates swing open, I’ll walk in.” On Saturday, April 10, 2021, while in the comfort of her home, Inez peacefully answered the Master’s call from earthly labor unto sweet eternal rest. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her: sons, Andrew Hicks and Ronnie Hicks; grandson, Kamari R. Potts; sister, Betty Mae Hicks and brothers, George Hicks, Robert Young, Jeremiah Young and Charlie C. Young.

     Treasured memories of love will forever be bound within our hearts, as we pass her to God’s keeping and care are: five children, Earline Hicks of Skippers, Virginia, Dennis Hicks (Michelle) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Larry Hicks (Yon) of Tacoma, Washington, Michael Hicks (friend, Flossie McGee) of Enfield, North Carolina and Alma J. Hicks of Emporia, Virginia; fifteen grandchildren, Tasha, Crystal, Shalonda, Valarie, Brittany, Shenika, Tony, Randy, William, Carissa, Mario, Leroy, Antwan, Andrew and Martavius; thirty-two great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Howard Hicks and Hubert Hicks both of Skippers, Virginia, William Young of Richmond, Virginia, Argie Banks, Shirley Hicks and Daisy Scott all of Emporia, Virginia and Reatha Ross of Charlotte, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Harding, Mary Webb, Joann Broady (Frank) all of Pleasant Hill, North Carolina; two special friends, Shirley Pearson and Betty Mason; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; who will miss her dearly. 


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Webb's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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to the family of Mrs. Inez Hicks Webb.

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April 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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April 17, 2021

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Celebration of Life
April 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Jerusalem Baptist Church
78 Garner Mill Road
Emporia, VA 23847

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