FRANCES MARIE HICKS LEE A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 for the family and friends of Frances Marie Hicks Lee. Born October 31, 1950, she passed away on February 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness following injuries sustained in a 2012 car accident. She was predeceased by her parents, Marie Allen and Clifford Moses Hicks of Columbia, SC, as well as an older brother, who passed away during infancy. Born in Columbia, SC, she attended Dreher High School and Midlands Technical College, both in Columbia, SC. She met her husband, Charles Timothy Lee, in 1993, and traveled extensively over North and South Carolina before making Wilmington, NC, their home. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for various businesses before health issues forced her to retire. She was very talented and enjoyed creating beautiful crocheted pieces for her friends and family and also showed her creativity in other arts and crafts. Surviving are her husband Charles Timothy Lee of the home; her daughter, Christina Marie Hicks of Charleston, SC; her sister, Katherine Hicks Cliatt of Columbia, SC; brothers-in-law Ronnie (Deborah) Lee of Wilmington and Ricky Lee of South Carolina; sisters-in-law Kay (Dave) Thomas of Wilmington and Tammy Lee of Las Vegas; father-in-law Thomas Lee of Myrtle Beach; three step-daughters, several nieces and nephews, and many cousins and other relatives and friends in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The service will be held at 11AM on February 13, 2014 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home with Reverend Deother Melvin officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. The family would like to offer their heartfelt and sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers at New Hanover Medical Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, both in Wilmington, for their loving care and dedication to Frances during her lengthy illness. The staff of Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the family of Frances Marie Hicks Lee.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Feb. 12, 2014