Ann Underwood Hicks

February 24, 1949October 15, 2013

Patricia “Ann” Underwood Hicks passed away at Hospice of the Valley-Eckstein Center in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 15, 2013 at the age of 64. Ann is predeceased by her father, John Jefferson Underwood, Jr. and her mother, Appolonia “Bob” Staton Underwood. She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen “Steve” Ray Hicks, of 40 years. They were married in Albemarle, North Carolina on July 29, 1973. Ann is lovingly remembered by her son, Justin Alan Hicks, from Cambridge, England; her daughter, Stephanie Ann Mitrovic, from Scottsdale, Arizona; granddaughter, Natalija Mia Mitrovic; her brother, Jeff Underwood, from Nashville, Tennessee; and her sister, Sue Almond from Herndon, Virginia. Ann was born in Albemarle, North Carolina on February 24, 1949. She graduated from Albemarle High School in 1967 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Appalachian State University in 1971 and a Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University in 1976. She worked as a special education teacher and Educational Consultant in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia for 32 years. Ann’s greatest joy was her family and she especially adored her first and only grandchild, Natalija. She loved the beach and always looked forward to family vacations to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She had a great love of animals and had a special bond with her dog, Kaylee. She enjoyed travel, music and sports. She was a fan of college football and Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. Funeral Services were conducted at the Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171. Guests were invited to attend a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery beginning at 3 PM.


  • Funeral Services Friday, December 20, 2013

Ann Underwood Hicks

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Janie Hodges

December 21, 2013

Col Hicks and Family - Sir, I am so sorry to hear about Ann's passing. What a wonderful impression she made when she came to visit at the Guard unit. I am so glad I had the honor of meeting her. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Janie Staton Hatley

December 16, 2013

Steve, Stephanie, Justin, Jeff & Sue - My Mom still calls Ann "Little Ann." She has many fond memories of her and Daddy. I wish we all lived closer together. Mom, George, me and our families send our love and prayers.

Jenny Lum

December 6, 2013

Condolences on Ann's passing. I know you did all you could to make her transition as comfortable as possible. You were a dedicated, caring and patient husband to the end.

Frank Yang

November 9, 2013

Please accept my deepest condolence over Mrs. Steve (Ann) Hicks' passing. Your entire family will be held close in all of our minds. Warm thoughts and moral support, especially to Col. Hicks. Sir, May you be well throughout this difficult time. Sincerely, Frank Yang, Col, VaANG, State Air Surgeon.

Johnny Holt

October 30, 2013

I send my deepest sympathies to you and all the family. I have very fond memories of Ann as I grew up with her, Jeff and Sue in Albemarle. It almost seems like yesterday. I send my prayers and may God Bless.

Jim Cox

October 30, 2013

Sister - we lift you and your family in our prayers, asking for comfort and understanding of His will in a difficult time. You and Ann made an incredible impact in everything you did. We love you so much!
Your wingman,

Susan Crigler (Williams) Castle

October 28, 2013

Steve: I am so sorry to hear of Ann' s passing. My heartfelt sympathies to you, Justin and Stephanie. I have so many fond memories of the years you lived on Bernard Drive. I think I was Justin's first babysitter! Ann was a dear friend and even though we have not been in touch in recent years, I have, and always will, cherish our friendship. Ann was a kind and caring friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Liz Abeyounis

October 28, 2013

My prayers go out to your family. Ann was one of the first people I met when I moved to VA. I worked at Riverside as a Speech Pathologist and we used to collaborate on patients. I always enjoyed her humor. God bless you all.

October 26, 2013

Steve - thoughts and prayers are with you and yours ... love Ann, you, and yours! Buz and Sallie

October 24, 2013

My Mother, Magdalene Snuggs, worked with Ann and wishes to send her thoughts and prayers to Ann's family. They worked together in the special education classroom in Albemarle, NC. Maggie remembers her very fondly.