Rockco Funeral Home


Mrs. Kay Hicks

November 18, 1935March 16, 2021

Kay Taylor Hicks, age 85, of Centreville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Kay was born November 18, 1935 in Bibb County, Alabama. She was a retired school teacher. She is survived by her daughters, Sonya Zeigler of Brierfield, Alesa Judd Crouch(Richard) of Centreville and Myra Wilson(William) of Riverview, FL; grandchildren, Kelly Burnett, Caleb Boyd, Karmen Deerman, Chip Smitherman, Paul Wilson and Elijah Wilson; 6 great grandchildren; her brother, Robert Melvin Taylor, Jr. of Brierfield. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Melvin Taylor and Vivian Irene Nichols Taylor.

A private graveside service will be at Bethel Cemetery in Brent, AL

Serving as pallbearers are Caleb Boyd, Chip Smitherman, Paul Wilson, Elijah Wilson, Joe Stoudemire and Taylor Burnett.


  • Caleb Boyd
  • Chip Smitherman
  • Paul Wilson
  • Elijah Wilson
  • Joe Stoudemire
  • Taylor Burnett

  • Bethel Baptist Church Fund


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


Mrs. Kay Hicks

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Priscilla H Mack

March 20, 2021

Mrs. Hicks was my PE teacher at BCJHS, She was so sweet and kind to me. I often saw her when she would come by the bank. We would talk and laugh and she would always say encouraging things. I loved Mrs. Hicks, she was special to me. RIP

Sandra Horton

March 19, 2021

Kay Hicks what can I say

She was My Mother, My Sister, My Friend, My Neighbor all rolled into one wonderful person. She sent me very informative emails every morning, telling me of her plans for the day, talked almost every day on the phone. I have so many awesome memories of Kay. Her picking me up before daybreak going to her brother Bob’s garden to pick peas, shelling peas until midnight in my den laughing and talking. Making jelly together. She also tried to teach me how to make her famous yeast rolls (that didn’t take). She would call and say I need you to ride with me to Sonya’s, it was a joy. Go with me up to Rusty and Alesa’s, yes of course. Always so proud of Myra and her accomplishments. Loved Myra’s morning phone calls. We shared many talks about her grandchildren and mine. Both of us very proud. She also loved my husband Wayne, especially enjoyed eating his Boston Butts. He loved her as well. I will miss her so much but so happy she is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus. We will meet again one day.

I love you Kay Hicks. Thank you Lord for placing her in my Life.

Shirley Young

March 18, 2021

Mrs.Kay She was a sweet and kind nieghbor She will be greatly missed. She could make the best homemade rolls and jellies she share with us. God bless and comfort her family and friends.

Kathleen Mack

March 18, 2021

I love Mrs. Hicks. She live in Cahaba Trace Apartment. She would always call me when the girls cleaned her apartment and Thank me for sending them up there. I spoke with her when she was in the Hospital. Looking forward to coming home and looking forward for the girls to come back up to her apartment. She was so special and sweet. She is gone home to be with the Lord, and we all will miss her dearly. Sending prayers to her family.
Kathleen Mack


March 17, 2021

Ms Hicks was my teacher for many years
A sweetheart
RIP sweet lady

Mike Lamon

March 17, 2021

Aunt Kay was one of my favorites. When she lived in Tuscaloosa and I was young she would often drive me to various places I needed to be. I will always remember her quick smile, wit, and her sense of humor. I remember us being downtown Tuscaloosa in afternoon traffic and she had to sneeze.
She laughed and said, "Goodness, Mike. Have you ever tried to sneeze and keep your eyes open!?!" She will never know how much I appreciated her. I failed to tell her. I hope to tell her one day. RIP, Aunt Kay.

Pam Wallace

March 17, 2021

Granny Kay was one of the sweetest! Always cooking something good to share with family and friends. She will be missed so much! Praying for her family!