Marilyn Marie Winfield Hicks(1951 - 2013)

Marilyn Marie Winfield Hicks October 14, 1951 - January 05, 2013 Visitation will be held tonight from 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Chapel for Marilyn M. Winfield Hicks. Services are Saturday, January 12th., in St. John MBS., with interment to follow in Union Cemetery. " For I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." Marilyn M. Winfield Hicks, 61, went to be with our Lord on January 5, 2013 at 1:30 a.m. at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California. Deanna was by her side, holding her hand. She was born on October 14, 1951 in New Orleans, LA to the late Samual and Nannie B. Winfield. She was the fourth of eight children. Marilyn was employed with The Bakersfield City School system for fifteen years. She loved helping children learn and worked as a teacher's assistant for Bessie Owens Elementary School. Marilyn loved children and continued her quest by joining the staff at Schull's Turning Point Group Home as an Administrator. She was also employed at Murphy's Boys Group Home as a Facility Manager. Marilyn tutored her grandchildren, group home children, and any child she saw struggling. Marilyn is survived by her daughter Deanna and a host of other family members and friends who were all special to her. Services intrusted to: Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Funeral Service 1100 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, California. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Funeral Home

Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Funeral Service
1111 California Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 324-2390

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 11, 2013