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Mrs. Florence Hazel (Hicks) Bland, born on January 23, 1928, in Stony Creek, Virginia, to the late Inez Sykes and Spencer Hicks, passed away on August 2, 2018, in Temple Hills, Maryland.

She graduated from Apex Beauty School. She was in the Cosmetology industry and the proprietor of Florence's Charm Center as a beautician until retiring in 2002. Florence was the loving wife of the late Robert L. Bland.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James Edward Hicks, Shelton Hicks, Willie Hicks, Frank Hicks, Quincy Hicks, James Sykes, Wallace Sykes, and Russell Sykes.

Florence is survived by her son, Robert A. Bland; daughter, Tammy I. McCants; sister, Bertha Mae Davis; and grandchildren, Angela Stephens, Lael Bland, and Gregory McCants II.

Florence was in Alpha Chi Pi Omega Sorority & Fraternity. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, Petersburg, VA, Pastor Michael E. Shannon, Sr. The interment to follow at Blandford Cemetery.

Family visitation and wake will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
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Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018
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