OBITUARY

John Sam Ricks, Jr.

December 27, 1942March 3, 2014
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John Sam Ricks, Jr., 71, of Vanceboro, went to be with the Lord, March 3, 2014.

He was born in the Woodrow community of New Bern and he served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sam Ricks, Sr. and Millie Harrell Ricks.

John is survived by his wife, Brenda Hughes Ricks, his children, Trina Wiggins and husband Charles of Vanceboro; David Ricks of New Bern; Mary Baker and husband Jesse of New Bern; his step-children, Lee Norman and Paula Norman, both of New Bern; grandchildren, Richie Wiggins and wife Jen, Kris Wiggins, all of Vanceboro; Coty, Colton and James Baker, all of New Bern. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Aubry, Chloe, Nickolas and Gabriella Wiggins of Vanceboro; and his siblings, Alice Register and husband CB of Ayden; Betty Ormond and husband Ray of New Bern; and Ronnie and Angie Lewis of Chocowinity.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Cotton Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Ann & Perry Turner

March 8, 2014

Alice and family, I have just learned of the passing of your brother this morning through Billy Ray Joyner. So sorry we did not know until after visitation and services. We would have been there for you and your family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Each of you are in a our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Monique Steinman

March 6, 2014

Dave,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm praying for you and your family ... that you will feel God Almighty right there by your side. He is close to the broken hearted, and carries us through our trials. The worse the heartache, the more His presence. I'm praying that you feel His presence in a very BIG way through this time.

Isaiah 57:15
"For this is what the high and exalted One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."

Monique

Monique Steinman

March 6, 2014

Dave,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm praying for you and your family ... that you will feel God Almighty right there by your side. He is close to the broken hearted, and carries us through our trials. The worse the heartache, the more His presence. I'm praying that you feel His presence in a very BIG way through this time.

Isaiah 57:15
"For this is what the high and exalted One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."

Dana Long

March 6, 2014

Dave and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just remember, he will be with you always in your heart.

Charlotte Provost ( Steven Long, P.C.)

March 6, 2014

Dave and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deborah Manning

March 6, 2014

Brenda, my mom Ruth Manning and I are so sorry about your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

March 6, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Wanda Powrzanas

March 5, 2014

I love you Aunt Brenda. Uncle Johnny will be missed. My prayers are with you always. XOXO

Vance& Josette Sullivan

March 5, 2014

Sorry for your lost, may God Bess You

R.B. Hughes

March 5, 2014

Impossible to say anything to make the pain and loss go away right now or totally ever go away completely but time does make it easier to tolerates
Your Brother and friend.