OBITUARY

Judy Jackson Hicks

May 28, 1949March 20, 2020

Judy Jackson Hicks went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2020 surrounded by her beloved family and friends.

Her life and her deep faith eternally impacted her family and all those who knew her. Judy’s beautiful smile and contagious joy will be deeply missed by so many. We learned so much through Judy’s life. She lived her life with purpose, passion, and faithfully fulfilled her calling as a beloved daughter of the King. Judy believed her life on earth was temporary, and she lived longing for the day she would be home in Eternity with Jesus.

Judy gave her family and friends the greatest gift. She spent her life telling the story of the treasure she found, and she believed this pearl of great price was worth losing all to gain. Her life honored Jesus as King, and she lived life beholding the wonder of His perfect love. With all her heart, she believed God’s promises and rested in His all-satisfying love.

Judy understood the importance of teaching the younger generations and she spoke about the beauty of His love in a way that drew others in. If you knew her, you would know about her Father. Jesus Christ was the backdrop of her life. He was the subject, the verb, the sentence, and the story of her seventy years. To Judy, He was the answer to any question and the balm of every wound.

As ovarian cancer weakened her earthly body the last three years, she faithfully clung to Jesus through each hour and day of her pain and suffering. She loved telling the story of Jesus’ love to everyone in her path. Her weak voice told His story of hope to nurses, doctors, hospice friends, and countless others. Although Judy’s suffering was intense, she proclaimed that His glory on the journey was worth the pain.

She taught us to sing and lift our hands in worship even in the midst of the deepest pain. Not only did she teach us to live beautifully, but she taught us the beauty of His grace in her dying. We will forever be impacted by the beauty of His glory shining even in the midst of her suffering.

Judy loved her family with the deepest passion. She adored her beloved husband of 51 years. He was her best friend and he loved and served her so beautifully during their marriage. She loved her daughter and son, their spouses and her eight grandchildren with all of her heart and treasured every moment with each of them. She loved her friends, hosting tea parties, gardening, travelling, painting, antiquing, and wood-working, and most of all studying God’s word. She loved living on the lake and treasured every sunset.

She was born in Oxford, Alabama and spent several years in Cleveland, Tennessee and Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and the last 26 years in Birmingham. She attended Briarwood Presbyterian Church and then helped start Double Oak Community Church in Mt. Laurel 15 years ago. Judy loved her church, her community, and teaching women’s bible studies. She and her husband devoted time each summer to serve on mission trips to Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington State and in most recent years they founded a yearly mission to serve and build houses for families in need in Ensenada, Mexico.

Judy was born in Oxford, Alabama. She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Allan Hicks, her son Todd Hicks and his wife Monique, her daughter Stephanie Lloyd and husband Mark, and eight grandchildren: Emma Hicks, Ben Hicks, Igor Hicks, Ira Hicks, Anna Caroline Lloyd, William Lloyd, Katherine Lloyd, and Margaret Lloyd. Her sister Paulette Sprayberry and husband Tim, niece Nichole Shockley and husband Greg.

Due to the coronavirus quarantine, the family will hold a private graveside service this Sunday, March 22nd.

A celebration of life will be forthcoming determined by the quarantine guidelines. We will announce it as soon as possible.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Double Oak Community Church, Ensanada Mission, 115 Olmstead Street, Birmingham, AL 35242 and Crisis Pregnancy Center, 1484 McGuire Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.

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Kirk Cuevas

March 24, 2020

Allan and Family- Our lives were truly enriched by having known Judy. Her passion for sharing the Gospel and teaching God's Word has and continues to bear fruit for the Kingdom. Whether through teaching a women's Bible study or building a house in Mexico, she has left a legacy of faith that will be built upon for years to come. While we will all miss her , we rejoice in knowing that her faith that she so consistently displayed has now become sight.

Dian Gorsett

March 23, 2020

Words are gifts. And at times words can seem so empty of all my heart holds for my friend. Your wife Alan, your mother Todd and Stephanie and mother in law, and Grandmother......FRIEND. Judy was and will always be close to my heart. Thank you all for always sharing her with others. We shared Our love of painting together, sharing our love for Jesus, praying for our families.....the list is endless...just as her life is ...now in the presence of the ONE and ONLY. How I will always thank God for Judy. A friend is a friend FOREVER. MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU.. Dian

Denise Edmondson

March 23, 2020

Judy was like having a bright ray of sunshine around you all of the time - loved her, all she shared about her faith and love for Jesus has helped me grow so much in my own walk. She was absolutely amazing during her suffering. She loved others, had such a wonderful sense of humor, will miss her so much! Thankful she is at peace and no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers for Alan and her family will continue.

Cathy Cosper

March 23, 2020

Allan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We will remember her strength, friendship, smile and laughter. She looked so good at the reunion and seemed to never age. Again, we are so sorry for the loss you are feeling. Our prayers will continue.
Eric and Cathy Cosper

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY