Mary Alice Robinson Hicks



1931 - 2014

Mary Alice Robinson Hicks, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral Service: 11:00am., Monday, May 19 at Faith Baptist Church, 3200 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32607; visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. Interment: Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, SE 25 Ave, Trenton, FL. Donations in her memory may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

Mary Alice was born in Jacksonville, January 31, 1931, the youngest daughter of Florida pioneers Noah William and Mary Idell Brock Robinson. She grew up in Yellow Water and Bronson. She and her late husband of 60 years, Vesta Stanley Hicks, met in Gainesville and married May 1, 1946. As a young soldier's wife, and all her life, she was adventurous, loved travel and the outdoors. She loved and cared for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also found great satisfaction nurturing flowers and vegetables, and canning food for the family. No matter where she lived, (including Belton, TX; Marble Falls, TX; Bronson; and Gainesville, in recent years), she loved and supported her church and witnessed to her faith in daily life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four brothers; James Bromet "Buck" Brock, Earl Vernice Brock, Vasco Lawton Brock, and Wilford Hennon Brock. Her life is celebrated by her sister, Minnie Lee Brock Modisett (Vernon Layfield); four children, Robert William Hicks (Joan King), Mary Linda Hicks Rennels, Joyce Marie Hicks Tuten (Joseph Earl), Elizebeth Pollyann Hicks Apple; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends.

Knauff Funeral Home-Williston in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Knauff Funeral Home - WILLISTON, FL
512 E Noble Ave  Williston, FL , FL 32696
(352) 528-3481

Published in Gainesville Sun from May 17 to May 19, 2014