Antonio Elijah Hicks "Rico" Tony" A precious gift from God was born on October 28, 2004 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Florida to Lakesha Harris and Henry Hicks, Sr. Antonio Elijah Hicks came into the world and blessed his mother and father with their third heartbeat. He will be forever a shining star with his infectious smile.
Antonio was educated at Pleasant Grove Elementary, Inverness Middle and Citrus High Schools. Family and Friends knew him as "Rico", "Sport" "Tony". Growing up he was an avid football player, basketball and soccer. He loved being around his friends and family, riding dirt bikes, and grub hubbing. When he entered a room you knew he was there with his everlasting smile, goofy laugh, corny jokes.
He was preceded in death by paternal great grandmother, Ollie Mae Hicks, Maternal great grandfather, James "Cheeh" Powers Sr, Grandmother – Dona Harrison Lavernelee. Maternal Uncle – Tyrone D Tyson Antonio left to cherish his memories his mother, Lakesha Harison (James), Inverness, Florida; His Father, Henry Hicks, Tasha), Tallahassee, Florida; Sisters – Tashianna Hick, Essence Johnson, Inverness, Florida; Teagan Tibbetts, Hernando, Florida; Brother, Henry C. Hicks, Jr., Inverness, Florida; JaVonte DeVaughn, Jamir Hicks, Jeremiah Hicks, Crystal River, Florida; Cameron Tibbetts, Hernando, Florida.Paternal Grandparents, Alonzo Richards (Berthna), Tampa, Florida; Henry Chester Please (Suzanne), St Petesburg, Florida; Maternal great grandmother, Judy Casey, Beverly Hills Florida; Maternal Grandparents, David Harrison, and God Grand Parent Adrian (Angela Fagin), Brooksville Florida. He also left behind a host of loving and dear Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and many sorrowing relatives and long life friends. Antonio's smile will forever live on in all of us.
Flowers may be received at The J.T. Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services 210 West Jefferson street Brooksville Florida On Friday from 9am to 2pm.
Monetary Donations are greatly appreciated and can be Cash App to Mrs Lakesha Harrison - $lakeshaharrison81
The Family will form the Funeral Cortege on Saturday at 12 noon.
Celebration of Life is Scheduled for Saturday October 9, 2021 at 1pm Cornerstone Baptist Church 1100 West Highland Blvd Inverness Fl.
Eulogist- Apostle Dr. Tammy Langley
Interment- Pinehills Cemetery
All Arrangements are Entrusted to: The J.T.Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services Macedonia Chapel.
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Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 7, 2021.