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Rita Ann Hicks, 63, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away on December 21, 2021. Born on August 14th, 1958 to Peggy Joyce Kimbrell Ring and Hubert C. Hicks.
Graduate of Kendrick High School, class of 1976. Rita continued her adult education at Columbus Technical College. A trusted Notary Public and member of the National Geographic Society. Always a creative, kind and knowledgeable being, Rita Ann was fond of woodworking, crafting art, county music, photography, birds and all animals. She was a loyal fan to the Georgia Bulldogs and to the Atlanta Falcons.
Rita Ann Hicks is survived by her loving daughter, Jennifer Ann Kellin of Eugene, Oregon and ex-husband John Thomas Kellin of Columbus, Georgia and predeceased by her infant daughter Mary Alice Kellin. She is also survived by her mother Peggy and her siblings: Paula, Brenda, Billy and Ricky.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Paws Humane of Columbus GA.
Rita Ann Hicks has been cremated and a memorial gathering will be announced at a later time.
A beautiful mother and a loving sister, she was loved by an extended family and lifelong friends.
Her hair the color of fire; always a proud lioness in her den.
A Day of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at Cooper Creek Park, Pavilion #5 (Columbus, GA) beginning at 2:00pm.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.
Linda White says
The memorial service was perfect. Danny, Daniel, MaryJane and Billy shared loving and fond memories of Rita. Beth played bagpipes, bringing tears as we all remembered our times with Rita. I heard the word fiery mentioned along with kind and loyal, amongst those present. Jen shared your collection of angels with us as a memento of you. You will not be forgotten, Rita, as you live in our hearts and memories. Love Linda and Don
Daryl McClendon says
I graduated with Rita in 1976 from Kendrick High School. I will remember her smile and kindness. Rest in Peace Rita, you will be missed.