Charles, These ten years have passed quickly. I think of you often. I just found a picture of your headstone on Google a few days ago. Hmmm, I smiling, you would not know what Google is. Anyway, just stopped by to say again how proud I am of you!! Mom
Charles, I just wanted you to know that the girls are doing well--I know that you are looking down so proud that Victoria has chosen to attend Spelman being the proud Morehouse man that you were. She is adjusting well, made the Morehouse cheerleading squad and is settling in nicely. Sydney is quite busy--she is adjusting to her sophomore year at school and plays both varsity volleyball and club soccer this fall--she is captain of the club team. They are all that you wanted them to be--smart, independant, loving, and strong. They miss you. R.I.P.
I remember you and all the good times.
Well, for the first time in life, I forgot to greet you on your birthday. But I think of you daily. Hmm, this would have been your 51st! I'm sure it was a grand day for you, huh? As always, Mom
So sorry I'm just learning of your transition....you're now God's Angel....
Hi, Charles, you were on my mind a lot this week. I meant to come here and tell you yesterday on your transitional anniversary. We are well here. Zoe started college in VA last week. Zoe think you would be proud of her. I trust you and Bijan have hooked up by now. Oh, and say "hi" to Uncle Ben for me. Take care. Much love, Mom
Charles, look for Bijan. He came up there
this past Monday. We miss him!
R.i.P., to the Bro' of W.Hicks. Condolonces 'n Peace to the Hicks fam.
Lying here in knee replacement rehab has given me many moments yesterday to reflect on your Dad, and today to reflect on you. It is calming and reassuring to know that both of you are well and safe engulfed in the Master's loving arms. Mom
Wayne, I am sorry to hear of your loss.
I was always proud to have him as my cousin. I still am.
Thinking of you, Charles, and comforted knowing you, Dad, and Iyisa are just fine! Mom
Hi Charles -- thinking of you in your military uniform on this 2011 Veteran's Day. You make me proud every time that I see your daughters or think about you. I miss you young brother ... you left us too soon. But, your memory still is strong.
Love, Wayne Jr.
Good morning, Charles. It was a morning like this 49 years ago. In about 4 hours you will make your first appearance! I think about you often. I thought you would also like me to wish Leslie a Happy Birthday, too. So off I go to do that. Hi to Iyisa, your grandparents and the rest of the family!
Today would have been Iyisa's 41st birthday. I'll be back next month to commemorate your 49th. I know all is well with you.
I'm thinking of you on this Memorial Day. I find myself missing you more and more. I'm wishing that you were here for me to talk to about things.
Know that you are missed and loved.
Your brother, Wayne Jr.
Top of the day to you, Charles, on this, the start of the 48th year of my memories of you. You are always in my heart.
More family joined you this year... Iyisa and Dante. Kyra and Joannie plan to visit your resting place later today.
I spent much time thinking of your Dad yesterday...his third year away from us. And that's alright. I will see all of you, I know, "in that great gettin' up morning"!
Remembering what the Morehouse Men sang at your graduation ceremony...
Fare ye well, my son, fare ye well.
Happy Birthday Charles! I just finished writing a letter to your eldest. I'll write another letter to your youngest after I send this note.
I miss you very much Charles. I think about you and Iyisa often. You both left us too soon.
Victoria and Sydney are both beautiful and intelligent young girls. They are doing well in school and they both keep in touch with their cousins. You should be proud of them both.
Anyhow, please know that you are missed and loved. Keep smiling down on us from your place in heaven...
Charles -- I'm thinking of you today, Memorial Day. I'm honored to know that my younger brother was a Captain in the US Navy. You're missed very much...
This would have been your 47th birthday 'on this side'. I think of you often and know that you are just fine. LA cousin Kim wrote a beatuful tribute to your Dad todaywhich you would have enjoyed reading.
All uis well, my son.
Andrea -- thank you very much for your kind words. Charles is still very much a presence in our lives...
I have known you almost all of my life, Charles you have always been a special kinda guy. You will be missed. Your daughters are beautiful. To the family, stay encouraged, God knows all even when we struggle for answers.
Today is the 46th anniversary of God gifting your Dad and I with you, our second beautiful, healthy baby boy.
Yesterday was a year since Dad joined you in eternity.
I thank God for the goodness that He gave me from both of you and continues to give through the legacies of your lives here among the living!
This looks to be a historic time in the next three days. Though I would 'wish' for you both yo be here to witness November 4th, I know you have been given much better "seats"! I'll be listening for your shouts!
Are you and your Dad listening to Jazz? You better be! I know for a fact that he does not like the classic station, so whatver you do, don't turn that dial! :-)
AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW I TALK ABOUT YOU,YOUR DAD AND YOUR FAMILY AN AWFUL LOT. I HOPE WHEN YOU HERE MY COMMENTS,I AM NOT EMBARRASSING YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS.
Although I havn't had the chance to actually ever meet you from what I have read and heard you sound like a great man and Uncle. But, I still have much love for you though.!
E'lah (your niece)
Remembering my brother on this veteran's day. He served as a naval officer ...earning the rank of Captain. He is sorely missed by his family
Our Prayers are with you. Our paths have crossed in this small world, and it allows us to feel the pains and the joys of life. The joys are exhibited in the extended life of your lovely grand daughters. May God continue to bless you and yours.
Dad joined you in glory on October 31, 2007. I came here yesterday on yiur birthday to tell you that, but your book here was empty. It's okay now.
Sleep well, sweet princes!
Remembering Charles today
on the 44th anniversary of
his entrance into this world
8:23AM 7lbs. 11oz 19 inches
Queen of Angeles Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
My prayer is that you rest in God's abiding grace.
we loved you charles, but god love you more. we all will miss you,
love your aunt joan
We couldn't know that August morning that God would call your name. In life I loved you dearly. You were a source of joy and pride. It broke my heart to lose you, but I know you did not go alone. I know that in His time, God will reunite us and I look forward to that time with great joy. Sleep well, sweet prince... Mom
You remain in our minds and hearts. Our promise to you and your girls remains in tact. Continue to rest in peace little brother.
Dearest Brother - We miss you, but are blessed to know that you are in peace and with family even now. Our promises still stand. Love always, Kyra
Lee and I miss you very much. We trust that you have truly found comfort and peace.
We miss you so much, but our confidence is in knowing that, though you are absent from the body, you are present with the Lord. We will see you in the Rapture! As always, Mom
My Dearest Charles,
I can't believe it has been a year since you decided to leave us. My heart continues to break, but with God's Grace we are surviving.
The girls are doing well. They did well in school last year. Sydney, in spite of everything, still managed to be the only one in her class to make the Principal's List. They traveled to Bermuda for Gwen's wedding and spent the summer hanging out with friends next door, with Grandma and at the beach. School started a couple of weeks ago and so far so good. They miss you greatly and just hope that you are OK now.
I pray that you have found the peace that you were seeking.
My love always,
There is a meaning in everything...sometimes simple, sometimes profound. My heart still aches for an outstanding, brilliant nephew whose life meant so much to so many- family and friends.
Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
fair winds and following seas my friend. May God keep you near.
My sincere and deepest condolence go out to you and your family. Charles was truly an officer and a gentleman in the Georgia legal community. He will be greatly missed. May God keep you and comfort you and your family during this time.
Sharing this tribute to Charles...
AILEY, BALDWIN, FLOYD, KILLENS, and MAYFIELD
by Maya Angelou
When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.
When great trees fall
small things recoil into silence,
eroded beyond fear.
When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
gnaws on kind words
Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
dependent upon their
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.
Dear Hicks Family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of such a distinguished young African American man, father, attorney, husband and big contributor to our society who touched so many lives in so many ways. He will be truly missed.
To the family of Charles Hicks,
I apologize for the delay as I was just notified of Charles' going home. The Lord has picked another flower to adorn His table. I had the distinct pleasure of working with CDR Hicks during his reserve drills in the DC area since the 90's. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God keep you and strengthen you.
Peace and Blessings
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. The Lord has promised to wipe away all our tears. Be Strong and Be Blessed.
I am truly sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. God bless you and your family.
To the Hicks Family: Words cannot truly express my feelings. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you during this time. Also, take comfort in knowing that others care.
While lives may end, true friendships are eternal. May you rest in peace. Tammi
"Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
Dearest Hicks Family:
God is loving, kind, generous and forgiving in all things of His people. May His strength be the wind beneath your wings and the solid rock on which you stand and lean on when needed. He knows your hearts are hurting, and will wipe your tears away. Prayers for your strength be with you now and forever, Amen.
There is a time and season for all things under the heavens- at this time I mourn with the family in the loss of one of our JAG family members. I met Capt Hicks over a year ago while serving as a student at the Army JAG School. He was a very professional, knowledgeable, caring officer and leader. He wore the uniform with pride and dignity. Fair winds and following seas. My prayers are with the family.
To the Hicks Family: Please know that your extended family members at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles are keeping each of you in our prayers. May your fondest memories of Charles never fade. Sincerely, Laura J. Burton Odem, Iola B. Burton, & Connie Burton Pulliam
May God sustain all of the family during this time of berevement. I know that memories will help you, but know at this time the strength and love our Lord Jesus Christ will be with you always.
My words alone can never take away the pain of your loss, but as time passes, I pray that you are comforted by the happy memories of Charles and days gone by. May the memories you have keep Charles alive in your heart so that he will never truly be gone. I ask that GOD continue to bless and keep you now and forever. Your Cousins; Manochehr, Marsha, Samantha, Ea, and Bijan Shoushtari
To the Hicks Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss,and sincere prayers that God will sustain you during this difficult time and into etetrnity.
Director of Music, Westminister Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA
Dearest family of Charles Hicks, I had the opportunity of working with Charles at the City of Atlanta Law Department. He was an ultimately mannerable, gracious and steadfast youngman. I am saddened by our loss. I offer my prayers and deepest sympathy to you, Charles will be greatly missed.
To the Hicks Family,
May God surround you with his Love and give you the peace he can only give,Brianna sends her love to Sydney and the rest of the family.
To the Hicks family:
Truly I am shocked and saddened at the news of Brother Hicks' death. I had the pleasure of first meeting Charles more than 10 years ago at a Staff Judge Advocate course at the Naval Justice School. We were both still on active duty as Naval JAG officers at the time. Years after separating from the Navy, I had the good fortune of running into Charles in downtown Atlanta and we maintained contact. Charles was a strong, dedicated and intelligent man. He will be sorely missed. May your faith in God comfort you and bring you peace.
To The Hicks Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May Charles' soul rest in peace. Amen
Cousins Jim, Maria, Sara and Ava Waller
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your daughters, and the Hicks family. I will always remember Charles as an outstanding lawyer and public servant, and a true gentleman. It was a pleasure to know him and to have him as a neighbor. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Javoyne: You may or may not remember me, but I worked with you at McLaughlin Hendon. Please know that you and your family have my sincerest sympathies on your loss. May God continue to keep you and your family in His care.
Javoynne and The Hicks Family
You have my deepest sympathy. May God continue to keep you and your family in His care.
Our deepest love and most heartfelt sympathy are with you at this time. May you rest in peace knowing that our love and our prayers are with you. We know you are safe in the arms of Jesus with Granny. Yours in Christ, Aunt Mimi,Roger, Judy & Lois
DESTINY AND I SEND OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENSES TO EACH OF YOU AND KNOW THAT GOD HAS PREPARED AN EVEN BETTER PLACE FOR CHARLES.
HE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND OUR MEMORIES.
ALL OUR LOVE
GROVETTA & DESTINY
The Peace of knowing God, satisfies that emptiness we may feel. May God bless the Hicks family through these moments of bereavement. Peace
PLEASE KNOW THAT DESTINY AND I ARE SINCERELY PRAYING FOR YOUR PEACE AND ACCEPTANCE OF OUR SAVIOR'S WILL.
CHARLES WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF EACH OF OUR LIVES AND MEMORY. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS PHASE.
LOVE TO ALL...
With depest regrets. I was so shocked to hear of the news. My family and I wish your family peace and comfort in thess trying times. I will always remember you Charles as a big brother in my Westminister Family.
Marlon, Mayra, & Solomon
To the Family of Charles Hicks I send Sincere Sympathy in the passing of your love one.. ...
To the Hicks Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Charles at the City of Atlanta and I appreciated him for being a gentleman. He will be missed but never forgotten. May God continue to shower His love upon you and comfort you during this time.
Mrs Charles Hicks and Family,
May God do in your life what only He can do - strengthen you with HIS LOVE, fill you with HIS ASSURANCE, and bless you with HIS PEACE.
I, too, share your sorrow and I am praying for you.
Peace be with you all now and always.
a sister in the Lord at Westminster Presbyterian Church - Los Angeles
To the Hicks Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Charles leaves a strong legacy of service to the community and love for his family. May the Lord keep and comfort you during your time of bereavement.
To the Hicks Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know that our Heavenly Father is with and may he give you peace and comfort.
You will never be forgotten and may god bless .Youre cousin and friend Aubrey.
To The Hicks Family: The Harris Family, expresses our sincere sympathy for your loss, may god bless and watch over you and yours during these differcult days ahead. Our Thoughts are with you
Kathleen and I grieve with the entire family, especially Charles' lovely daughters, because of the loss of this wonderful young man. We wish we could be with you in person. Please know that our hearts and prayers will be with you until we see you again.
As we face life's challenges, often we forget the One who understands our trials more than we can ever imagine. Cast your focus upon God Almighty, the One who made you, for He cares for you and He is the only One who can truly bring comfort and peace to our hurting hearts
Javoyne, Victoria and Sydney, my thoughts are with you. may God bless you all. Love you,Your Aunt Rebecca and the Girls.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY DEEPEST LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO JAVON, VICTORIA, SYDNEY, AND THE WHOLE HICKS FAMILY. GOD BLESS.
Charles greatly enriched the 2002 class of Leadership DeKalb. My heartfelt prayers are with the entire family during this most difficult time.
To Elizabeth Hicks & Family,
Ruth Lee Buckins and Family expresses sincere sympathy for your loss. Our prayers are for your strength. Please know that the ALMIGHTY has you in his hands. He will see you through this, just have faith.
To the Hicks family: I met Charles many years ago when we were law students at the University of Georgia. He was very much a gentleman, a man of great dignity, and a real asset to the legal profession. He will truly be missed. May the love of God comfort you during this most difficult time.
To The Hicks family,
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and staff wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss; Charles will be missed.
To my Family,
We Love, Honor and Support you during this most difficult time. I know Charles is in God's Loving care, and for that we should be most thankful! I know Charles is in good company, with is Grandmother and Mine. They are all angels watching over and protecting all of us.
Dear Hicks family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Charles was a very nice man. He took me and my father in law (Leonard Mackrel) on his plane for a ride a few years ago. May God Bless you and keep you during this time.
To the family of Charles Hicks,
I have worked with Mr. Hicks for several years at DeKalb County. He was a fine gentleman. I pray that Jehovah gives you all comfort and peace during this time, you are all in my prayers.
To The Hick's Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of breavement. I pray that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and give you strength in the days to come. Charles played an important role in DeKalb County and he will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Hicks family. May God continue to wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.
To the Family:
May the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand during your time of grief.
Javoynne and The Hicks Family, I've known Charles since I was a freshman at Spelman College and have always admired and respected him. I am sorry for your loss and I pray for your continued strength.
We extend our deepest sense of condolences to the Hicks' family. (John 6:40)
To the Hicks Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss.
Dear Hicks Family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. Kyra and Kim just know that I will keep you and the entire family in my prayers. May God continue to keep and Bless you.
My prayers are with your family during your time of bereavement. I will continue to pray that God will strengthen your family. I served under Mr. Hicks as a reservist here in Atlanta. It is because of Mr. Hicks why I am preparing to attend law school, and I will forever be thankful for his guidance and encouragement.
Look to the hills from which commeth your help, for your help comes from the Lord. May God keep you all.
My family sends our deepest sympathies to you and your daughters during this time.
I served with Charles in Jacksonville at the Navy Legal Service Office and was there when he went to Deigo Garcia. I remember him as a fine officer, lawyer, and friend. My deepest sympathy at his loss
Kyra: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kim has expressed so many wonderful things about your brother.
Javoyne, I extend my deepest sympathy to you, Victoria, and Sydney, as well as to the entire Hicks family. Take comfort in knowing that others care.
My Dear Family,
My heart, prayers and thoughts are with you. To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. May God's presence continue to give you strength. God bless and keep you.
Your Cousin Roni Hampton
May the love to God comfort you in this time of your greatest need.
Liz, Richard, and Family, Words cannot express my feelings at this time. Charles contributed so much to our city in his short time.
You have my deepest sympathy. I remember when your children were just youngsters at Westminister Presbyterian in L. A. Please contact me if I can be of help to you and your family while you are here. You may reach me at (404)292-1483. Jackie (Mattye McNeil's sister)
A few months ago while dining at the Original Pancake House on Memorial Dr. I was distracted by a True Gentleman who was focused on breakfast with his 2 adorable little girls. I stopped by his table on my way out and commented to him; "you seem like A Great Dad." Charles, Victoria and Sydney made my day!
From my entire family to yours; our deepest sympathy at this time of immeasurable loss. God IS with you.Bless you all,
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Hicks family. My son Wayman and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you strength during this time of sorrow, but emerge and remember the great person Charles was and all he achieved at such a young age. His daughters will be proud to hear stories about their Dad.
Love Wayman and Frances Hacker
To the Hicks Family:
I am saddened by your great loss, the loss of a friend, vibrant lawyer and loving person who will be missed. In the hearts of all who knew Charles, his memory lives. May God's love comfort your hearts and warm memories remain.
I contracted to do business with Charles at the Hicks home and inadvertantly met a friend and doting father in Charles. His love of his family spoke volumes about his heart. God bless the Hicks family. Byron Rivers
My deepest sympathy goes to the Hicks family, especially to my friend Kyra. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you mourn the loss of your brother, Charles.
Javoyne, my deepest sympathy and please know that my heart goes out to you and the girls.
You and your daughters have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you all and give you peace and guidance through this time.
To the Hicks family,
I am so sorry to hear about the death of the Honorable Charles Hicks. We attended a course together at the Army JAG School over a year ago. We were in the same study group. Charles was kind, conscientious, intelligent, and quite a gentleman. He will be missed. You have my deepest condolences. Sincerely,
Charlie M. Johnson, Lt Col, USAF
The family have my deepest sympathy, may God continue to keep and Bless you.
Your cousin Eleanor
My heart aches for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
My prayers are with Charles' family. He was a great mentor to me in Leadership DeKalb. His profound presence will be greatly missed.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for you and your family. I pray for you and the girls and the rest of the Hick's family all the time. I sincerely pray that you will feel God's presence and his loving arms around you comforting and strenghtenig you during this time. God will never leave you or forsake you. He loves you and your family and He always will. God bless you. Always, Phyllis.
To the Hicks and Dixon Family
May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, be with you now and forever.
On the few occasions that Charles and I met at political events, we discussed our shared last name and family trees. Charles always smiled proudly as he talked about his family.
God be with each of you, to sustain you, to comfort you, to give you peace, this is my prayer for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hicks families at this time.May your faith sustain and bring you comfort during these trying times. Charles was a wonderful person, an excellent lawyer and a loving father. He will be missed by many.
Our sincere prayers are with you, Victoria and Sydney. May God bless you, for he is able.
Our deepest sympathy,
Sherrie and Kennedy Edwards
Charles not only was a special and dependable colleague during our days at Atlanta's Law Department, he indeed was my friend; I will always treasure that. Javoyne, Victoria and Sydney--we never had the opportunity to meet, but know that Charles took pleasure in sharing so many wonderful stories about you all. Know that you all are in my prayers.
I would like to thank God and the entire Hicks family for sharing Charles with us. DeKalb County and all of us who knew him are better because of him. You are in my prayers.
Javoyne my prayers are with you and your girls in this time of need. May God continue to keep you and strengthen you. Remember God is still in control of it all. With my deepest sympathy to you, Vicotria, and Syndey. Always Wanda and Danielle
Dear Hicks Family:
Charles and I attended law school and worked at the City Attorney's office together. There is nothing I can say to you, his children, his family or his friends and colleagues-other than you have my deepest sympathy.
My profound sympathy to the Hicks family on the loss of Charles. He was a fine lawyer and a good man, and he will be missed.
Presiding Justice Leah Sears
Supreme Court of Georgia
Javoyne, Victoria and Sydney, we love you, and we pray that God blesses you through this moment of your lives. Tomorrow the stage will be set once more. God is in charge of that scene also. Love James & Shirley
Javoyne:You may or may not remember me but I worked with you briefly in Fulton Superior Court when you were assigned to Judge Bonner's division. I also had a working relationship with Charles. I just want you to know my prayers are with you during these very trying times and I'd like to encourage you to look to the hills from which cometh your help. God is able.
My sincerest sympathies to all the members of the Hicks family and especially to Liz and Wayne, Sr.
May God continue to bless and keep you, Charles. You are a fine man and I will always cherish your strong character.
DeKalb County is better today because of you.
I pray that God will be with your family, especially your parents, children and wife.