March 4, 1929 - January 5, 2019
Ida Naomi Wicks, 89, passed away, Jan 5, 2019. She was born March 4, 1929 to D.D. and Beulah Nance near Henagar, Alabama. She grew up on a farm but decided early on she did not want to be a farmer’s wife. She married John T. Wicks in 1947 and moved to Shreveport, LA, where they operated Wicks Upholstery for the majority of their 65 year marriage until his death in 2012. Naomi also worked for World Book Encyclopedia for over 30 years, rising through the sales ranks to Division Manager, no small feat for an Alabama farm girl with little formal education. During her tenure with World Book she was recognized for personally selling over 3,000 sets of encyclopedias. She also raised four sons. She is preceded in death by her parents, D.D. and Beulah Nance, husband John T. Wicks, son Gregory Alan Wicks, great granddaughter Dyllan Wicks, and brothers, Verlon, Veron, Ernest, and Aubrey Nance, and sister Louise Nance Brown. She is survived by sons DeWayne Wicks and his wife Dawn, her son Jeff and his wife Lara and their children; Gary Wicks and his wife Gail, her son Erik and his children and grandchildren; and Dana Wicks and his partner Susie Wiggins; grandsons Kirk Wicks, Scott Wicks and his wife Dayna; and Thad Wicks; great grandson Jesse and great granddaughters Aliya and Cheyenne; sister Wilma Nance Martin and brother James Nance as well as other extended family members in and around the Sand Mountain Alabama area and other parts of the country. Funeral services will be held near her birthplace at Kerby Funeral Home, Henagar, AL., Friday January 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., with interment immediately following at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Central, AL.
Ida Naomi Wicks, 89, passed away, Jan 5, 2019. She was born March 4, 1929 to D.D. and Beulah Nance near Henagar, Alabama. She grew up on a farm but decided early on she did not want to be a farmer’s wife. She married John T. Wicks... View Obituary & Service Information
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