Louise "Honey" (Harbuck) Ricks

March 22, 1922June 23, 2020

Services for Louise “Honey” Harbuck Ricks will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation from 12:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in the Fielder Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Ricks died peacefully in her home in Allen, Texas on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born March 22, 1922 in Lufkin, Texas to Earl and Vergie Harbuck, and grew up in the Lufkin area. She was married to Truben Ricks for 43 years until his death in 1981.

Honey was the matriarch of her family, a loving friend, mother and grandmother and the source of great strength. She was a wonderful homemaker and an example of love, faithfulness, and generosity. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, reading, and gardening, and could rarely be beat in a game of cards or dominoes.

She is survived by her loving family, including daughters, Linda Ricks Pate and Martha Swenson; grandchildren, Teresa Tucker, Mari Naegeli, Gina Logan, and Tyson Pate; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; sister, Marie Harbuck Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 7240 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025 or

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at


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    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Ann Swain

June 26, 2020

Honey was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. I made many excuses to be at her and Linda’s house at dinner time cause boy oh boy was that a treat. Linda is my dear, dear friend and the bond she had with Honey was a rare treasure. What a blessing for those two to have shared a home and life for the last twenty years. Honey will be truly missed.

Wynell Bratcher

June 25, 2020

I remember Honey And Mr. Ricks when Larry and I would go over to their house to visit. They were so friendly and were dear friends . We didn’t consider them parents back then. Just goods folks .
Hugs and love for the family for your loss.

Nancy Bales

June 25, 2020

Although I didn't know Honey very well, I knew she was one special, spunky lady! You could tell that she lead a wonderful life and was loved by so many just by hearing the stories and seeing the pictures! May the family have beautiful memories to keep the heart warm. Prayers for strength and peace.
Nancy and Bill Bales


June 25, 2020 I called her came into my life during WWII when Truben and may daddy were in service. We all lived together at Bald Hill. We had never known each other, but Wezzie was easy to be around. We call her our other WWII mother. She was a good woman. I remember coming in from the old Bald Hill school to find Wezzie and Mother up under the old barn yelling "get away", shoo! Uncle Lee Thompson's old roaming bull had them treed and would not move...I had to go get Papaw Ricks to come and get him to move. Wezzie was laughing so hard, just thinking about the predicament..She loved life and was so much fun during that hard time. Peace and comfort to all.

Rosann Harrell Alexander

Becky Smith

June 24, 2020

When I met Aunt Louise, she instantly made me feel at home.
Every time I saw her there was always the biggest smile on her face, and always gave a warm hug.
I am so sorry for ya'lls loss, but I can imagine the homecoming she had with Uncle Truben.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Smith