|Time, experience, and infirmity finally run head-on into death, the terminal every person must meet, thus ending life’s journey here on earth. On November 9, 1973 Bess Carroll Hicks was called to the Father’s House after a full life of Christian service.
Mrs. Hicks was born in Washington, D.C. but moved to Louisiana with her parents when she was a small girl. Her father engaged in the hardware business in Minden where they lived for many years.
Bess was always a good student. She graduated at the head of her class in high school and won many honors in Meridian College, where she took her B.A. degree. She also studied journalism in Columbia University in New York. Returning to Shreveport, she became an effective reporter for the Shreveport Times and was highly commended for her work.
Bess and Guy Hicks were married January 31, 1923. Mrs. Hicks was a tower of strength for her pastor husband. Her teaching and brilliant writing added depth and meaning to their ministry. She was a favorite with the WSCS, both locally and state-wide.
The love of home and family was one of Bess Hicks’ joys. She made it a haven of peace and understanding for all of them. Their achievements brought her great satisfaction. The surviving children include Dr. Guy M. Hicks, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama; Mrs. Betty Hicks Conger, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Jane Hicks Jones, Birmingham, Alabama.
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p. 153 By B. C. Taylor|