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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Doris Hicks

Doris Gibbs Hicks (Gibbs)

Sunday, December 12th, 1937 - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Doris Ophelia Gibbs Hicks, the daughter of the late Zeb, Sr. and Mabel Gibbs, was born in Craven County, North Carolina on December 12, 1937. She went from labor to reward on Sunday, August 2, 2020 peacefully in her home, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She attended public schools in Craven County as well as studied cosmetology. She worked tirelessly as a civil service worker starting on August 3, 1973 at Defense Commissary Agency (DECA), MCAS, Cherry Point, NC and ended her civil career at Norfolk Naval Supply Center, Virginia on September 2, 2005 after 32 years of service.

Mother Doris was born and reared in a Christian home. She joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She became the organist at Bethel and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years, until her relocation to Virginia Beach, VA in 1988. Once settled in Virginia, she visited several churches until the Lord guided her to Enoch Baptist Church, where she began her membership on February 11, 2008. She served as an active and faithful member on the Pastor’s Aide, Noon Day Prayer and Senior Ministries to Enoch, until her passing. She was not just a member, but was the spirit who made the pulpit shine every Sunday, especially during Christmas. Mother had a golden smile that attracted numerous people. Mother’s creativity was displayed through jewelry and candle making, knitting, crocheting, sewing, floral arranging and music.

Mother Doris was married to the love of her life, Miles Hicks, Jr. for 32 years, until he departed this life in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Deloris G. Wright and grandson, Cory A. Fisher.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one brother, Zeb E. Gibbs, Jr., New Bern, NC, two daughters, Bonnie H. Fisher (Frederick) and Lamond D. Cox of Virginia Beach, VA and five sons, Charles R. Hicks of Virginia Beach, VA, Calvin L. Hicks of Virginia Beach, VA, Ronnie Hicks (Stephanie) of Chesterfield, VA, Darnell Hicks (Donna) of Prince George, VA and Bernie M. Hicks of Newport News, VA., twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, three nieces, one nephew, six great nieces, one great nephew, one sister-in-law, Demetrice Hicks of New Bern, NC, one adopted son, Deymond Taylor of Conyers, GA and a host of other relatives and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Enoch Baptist Church
    Address
    5641 Herbert Moore Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Cheryl Brown

Posted at 11:42am
May You rest well in Gods sweet peace 🙏🏽 Condolences from Cheryl Brown and Family🌹🌷
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Jeffries Vicki

Posted at 09:04am
Doris is my first cousin and will truly be missed. She always greeted you with a big smile and love in her heart. I love you Cuz!
Vicki Nixon Jeffries
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Deymond Taylor

Posted at 07:17pm
To my loving family
I was 4 years old when I first met my Aunt Doris and my family in Riverdale. NC. Up to that point, all I know was my family in Brooklyn, NY. Me and my three younger siblings landed in the best place we could ever be. Being the oldest I remembered what I had in Brooklyn and I didn't want to go to the COUNTRY, the WOODS. Right away we got so much love, Aunt Doris rubbed my head and said I was a scrawny little thing, then gave me a big hug and kiss. My Riverdale Family filled in all the gaps when my mother couldn't, nothing but LOVE and a couple of switches when needed. Aunt Mable and Uncle Big Daddy lead the way when it came to family support. I missed my family in Brooklyn, but it didn't take long to fall in love with my Riverdale Family. Aunt Doris made me my first suit, it was all white like Saturday Night Fever, I was in Aunt Mona's wedding. Fast forward to when I was 12, Little Sister(Aunt Dee) stepped up to fill in the gaps and I was in Pembroke surrounded by that same love I had in Riverdale. By the time I was 13, I was with Aunt Doris in South Gate, just me and her. Over time we became more then just cousins, she became everything I needed at that time in my young life. she gave me so much love, stability, nurturing, self-confidence, guidance and party good food. Just like her sister before her. My plan to go in the military and retire, working for the federal government and retire, came from being around my Aunt Doris. She got involved in my schooling and when she discovered I had trouble reading, Aunt Doris and Aunt Dee came together and my new after school ready teacher was Aunt Margaret, best teacher I ever had. I was dyslexic and Aunt Margaret helped me get through it. When Aunt Doris relocated to VA Beach I bounced around from New Bern, NC. to Chesapeake, VA. to Brooklyn, NY. At 17 I went to job Corps in Kentucky just to get away from it all and when I finished that I was back with Aunt Doris. As soon as she seen me fresh of the Trailways Bus, she said you still a scrawny little fella. I had dreadlocks in my had and Aunt Doris said to me. "Your not going to get a job around here with those things in your head". She gave my two weeks to get a job and when I didn't she cut my dreads when I was sleep. She took me to the thrift store and got me a Fresh Prince of Belair, blue polyester, oxford suit. I got a job the next week. Aunt Doris gave me a lot of tough love. I am the man I am because of my Aunt Doris, 26 years of marriage, two great kids, I retired from 20 years of military service. In fourteen years I will retire from the federal government. A lot of what I have done in life to be successful and happy, I got it from my Aunt Doris. I Know I am who I am because of my Aunt Doris. I will always have her in my heart and her watching over me. Watching over all of us. My Aunt Doris

Rose Washington

Posted at 01:38pm
Ms Courtney and Mr Breon, I send you and your entire family my deepest condolences along with my love, hugs, thoughts and prayers wrapped in the spirit and love of the almighty God❤Love You❤God Bless🙏❤🌹
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Carla Champion

Posted at 08:17am
Bonnie and the entire Hicks family,
Sorry for your loss and may God continue to be with you.
Your DFAS family forever,
Carla Champion (Dunn)
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