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Lonnie Earl Hicks

May 15, 1950 — June 28, 2020

Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌Earl‌ ‌Hicks‌ ‌was‌ ‌born‌ ‌into‌ ‌this‌ ‌life‌ ‌on‌ ‌May‌ ‌15,‌ ‌1950,‌ ‌and‌ ‌entered‌ ‌into‌ ‌his‌ ‌eternal‌ ‌rest‌ ‌on‌ ‌Sunday,‌ ‌June‌ ‌28,‌ ‌2020.‌  ‌He‌ ‌was‌ ‌preceded‌ ‌in‌ ‌death‌ ‌by‌ ‌his‌ ‌mother,‌ ‌Ms.‌ ‌Frances‌ ‌E.‌ ‌Hicks‌ ‌, and‌ ‌his‌ ‌father,‌ ‌Mr.‌ ‌Alvin‌ ‌Moody;‌ ‌a‌ ‌sister,‌ ‌Alberta‌ ‌Sims;‌ ‌two‌ ‌brothers;‌ ‌James‌ ‌Moody‌ ‌and‌ ‌Johnny‌ ‌

Carol‌ ‌Moody.‌ ‌

At‌ ‌an‌ ‌early‌ ‌age,‌ ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌professed‌ ‌Christ,‌ ‌but‌ ‌in‌ ‌his‌ ‌later‌ ‌years, ‌reaffirmed‌ ‌Christ’s‌ ‌position‌ ‌in‌ ‌his‌ ‌life‌ ‌and‌ ‌joined‌ ‌New‌ ‌Olive‌ ‌Branch‌ ‌Missionary‌ ‌Baptist‌ ‌Church,‌ ‌under‌ ‌the‌ ‌direction‌ ‌and‌ ‌the leadership‌ ‌of‌ ‌Reverend‌ ‌Eugene‌ ‌Farley.‌ ‌

 ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌attended‌ ‌Washington‌ ‌High‌ ‌School‌ ‌where‌ ‌he‌ ‌was‌ ‌known‌ ‌as‌ ‌“Earl‌ ‌the‌ ‌Pearl”‌ ‌in‌ ‌basketball‌ ‌and‌ ‌“The‌ ‌flapper,”‌ ‌in‌ ‌baseball.‌ ‌He‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌member‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Class‌ ‌of‌ ‌‘68‌ ‌and‌ ‌loved‌ ‌affectionately‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌class‌ ‌of‌ ‌‘69,‌  ‌He‌ ‌was‌ ‌also‌ ‌known‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌game‌ ‌of‌ ‌pool.‌  ‌After‌ ‌attending‌ ‌Washington‌ ‌High‌ ‌School,‌ ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌entered‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌Air‌ ‌Force‌ ‌to‌ ‌which‌ ‌he‌ ‌completed‌ ‌his‌ ‌basic‌ ‌training‌ ‌at‌ ‌Lackland‌ ‌AFB,‌ ‌in‌ ‌Texas.‌  ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌was‌ ‌also‌ ‌known‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌singer‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌“gift‌ ‌of‌ ‌gab.”‌ ‌ ‌

Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌never‌ ‌met‌ ‌a‌ ‌stranger,‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌good‌ ‌friends‌ ‌, Reverend‌ ‌Jerry‌ ‌Ross‌ ‌and‌ ‌Reverend‌ ‌George‌ ‌Calloway‌ ‌could‌ ‌vouch‌ ‌for‌ ‌that.‌

‌In‌ ‌his‌ ‌later‌ ‌years,‌ ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌used‌ ‌his‌ ‌talents‌ ‌in‌ ‌cooking‌ ‌as‌ ‌his‌ ‌ministry.‌  ‌He‌ ‌would‌ ‌feed‌ ‌the‌ ‌whole‌ ‌Trinity‌ ‌Apartment‌ ‌Complex,‌ ‌and‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌else‌ ‌

he‌ ‌came‌ ‌into‌ ‌contact‌ ‌with.‌  ‌After‌ ‌being‌ ‌diagnosed‌ ‌with‌ ‌throat‌ ‌cancer‌ ‌in‌ ‌2015,‌ ‌Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌resorted‌ ‌to‌ ‌listening‌ ‌to‌ ‌Lee‌ ‌Williams‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Jackson‌ ‌Southerners‌ ‌on‌ ‌DVD,‌ ‌making‌ ‌phone‌ ‌calls‌ ‌to‌ ‌family,‌ ‌attending‌ ‌church‌ ‌services,‌ ‌and‌ ‌cooking.‌ ‌

 Bro.‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌leaves‌ ‌behind‌ ‌and‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌fondly‌ ‌remembered‌ ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌special‌ ‌love‌ ‌of‌ ‌20+‌ ‌years.‌  ‌He‌ ‌is‌ ‌survived‌ ‌by‌ ‌three‌ ‌sons:‌ ‌Pezzonia‌ ‌Hicks,‌ ‌Lonoke,‌ ‌Arkansas;‌ ‌Coryindo‌ ‌Owens,‌ ‌Dallas,‌ ‌Texas;‌ ‌Lonnie‌ ‌Ray,‌ ‌El‌ ‌Dorado,‌ ‌Arkansas;‌ ‌Four‌ ‌daughters:‌ ‌Kendra‌ ‌Brock,‌ ‌Maumelle,‌ ‌Arkansas;‌ ‌Tamekia‌ ‌

Owens,‌ ‌Dallas,‌ ‌Texas;‌ ‌Raven‌ ‌Owens,‌ ‌Monroe,‌ ‌Louisiana;‌ ‌and‌ ‌Moriah‌ ‌L.‌ ‌Hicks,‌ ‌El‌ ‌Dorado‌ ‌Arkansas;‌ ‌two‌ ‌Brothers,‌ ‌Elmer‌ ‌Charles‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌and‌ ‌Bruce‌ ‌Smith;‌ ‌two‌ ‌sisters;‌ ‌Ola‌ ‌Pearl‌ ‌Tidwell,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Shirley‌ ‌Moody‌ ‌Foster;‌ ‌11‌ ‌grandchildren,‌ ‌one‌ ‌great-grandchild‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌host‌ ‌of‌ ‌nieces,‌ ‌nephews, other‌ ‌relatives‌, and‌ ‌friends.

Graveside service Friday, July 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at Paul Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook at‌


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