Betty J. Hicks

September 14, 1937 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 84)


Mother Betty was born on September 8, 1937, in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Estell and George Ford, Sr. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, for a better place. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Ford; husband, Willie Hicks, Sr.; three brothers and five sisters.She accepted Christ in her early years. Later, she was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost at a meeting one night. Her life was changed forever. She joined the Mason City A.O.H Church of God and continued to grow in the Lord over the next forty-five plus years.She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late, Mr. Willie Hicks, Sr. They were blessed to be married more than 39 years before he departed this life. Mother Hicks spent most of her life in service of the Lord. She will be remembered for her powerful spiritual devotional leader and song services. She has nurtured many young and old to live a dedicated life to the Lord. Youcould always find a place at the table on Sunday at Betty's Kitchen.She was admired and loved by all she came in contact with and by all she touched. Mother Betty would tell it like it is even if it would cause her to sometime stand alone. Even though she's absent from the body, her life lessons will live in the hearts of many. Her laugh and memories will be cherished by her daughters, Angela Hicks and Melva Hicks in Birmingham, AL; her sons, Keith (Bertha) Ford, Darryl W. Hicks and Jonathan Mark Hicks; one brother, George, Sr. (Carolyn) Ford of Birmingham, AL; his sister, Lucille Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several godchildren, a host of family, friends, church family at the House of Prayer Church in Adamsville, Alabama with Pastor N. Byrd.



March 25, 2022, 12:00 pm
March 25, 2022, 6:00 pm
Poole's Funeral Chapels
1501 7th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 322-5574

Lying in Repose

March 26, 2022, 12:00 pm
March 26, 2022, 6:00 pm
Mustard Seed Faith Cathedral
633 Pinson Valley Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35217
Phone: 205-849-8194


March 26, 2022, 1:00 pm
March 26, 2022, 12:00 am
Mustard Seed Faith Cathedral
633 Pinson Valley Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35217
Phone: 205-849-8194

Final Resting Place

Zion Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum
201 - 93rd Street, North
Birmingham, AL 35206

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