Rev. Berniece Richards Hicks
1918 - 2018
Rev. Berniece Richards Hicks

New Albany - Funeral services for Rev. Berniece Richards Hicks, 99, of New Albany, Indiana, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Christ Gospel Churches International Headquarters at 2614 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. The viewing will be held on Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and again on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. She went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Scott Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.

Rev. Berniece Richards Hicks was one of five children born to the late John William Richards and Bennie Cherry Richards. Her father died when she was nine years of age, and her mother placed her and her siblings in the Methodist Children's Home in Louisville, which later moved to Versailles, Kentucky. Rev. Hicks became a Christian at age 19, shortly after she married. She started a home Bible study, which grew into a mission, then a church, and later into a world-wide Pentecostal organization—all at a time when women ministers were disfavored. Having been an orphan, she always had great compassion for children who were abandoned because of death, abuse, or neglect. She founded an orphans' home in Mexico, which her work continues to support, and has been instrumental in sponsoring other orphans' homes around the world. Despite her advanced age, Rev. Hicks continued to preach regularly and guide her ministry through her 98th year. She was well known for sharing God's love, light, and life with all she met.

Rev. Hicks is survived by her two daughters: Beverly Robertson and Barbara Young; three grandchildren: Sabrina Pearl, Stuart Young, Faye Clark (Harold); and five great grandchildren: Trent Kelly (Amanda), Bethany Gobbel, Gabrielle Gobbel, Scott Clark, and Austin Clark.

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Published by Courier-Journal on Aug. 15, 2018.
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Christ Gospel Churches International Headquarters
2614 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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2614 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana
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May your soul rest in peace my spiritual mentor.I will complete the works that you have left unfinished mam.til we meet again in eternity
Gilbert Vabaye
March 5, 2020
She had the gift of healing
Vander weele
July 10, 2019
Im more than Happy our sister is home with our Father, I pray I am accounted worthy, along with the rest of my brothers and sisters in Christ.Love you AllThank you Rev.Berniece Hicks for your amazing service. All Glory to you Christ Jesus

Anyone wanting a prayer buddy Im open
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Brandon Watson
May 30, 2019
We had a wonderful person to show our love and gratitude too! We we're extremely blessed for having to know you. In our hearts you will always be remembered, cherished, and loved! Sister Hicks may you be with our father our Lord and rest in peace with all my love ,Dawn Kirk
Kimberley Dawn Kirk
Family Friend
May 10, 2019
Rev. B. R. Hicks, hoy nos deja, pero no por ello la olvidaremos, siempre la tendremos presentes en nuestro corazón y mente. Su vida, su entrega, sus enseñanzas, y todo lo que hizo por nosotros, nos han marcado y cambiado la vida.
SU fallecimiento cambió mi vida, pero mucho más lo hizo el imborrable recuerdo del tiempo que paso entre nosotros.
La familia espiritual del evangelio de Cristo, no la olvidará.

Las obras de arte sólo se entienden cuando sus artistas ya no están. Y eso nos pasará con su vida y todo lo que representa aun sin estar entre nosotros; siempre vivirá en nuestros corazones.

para la familia todo nuestro amor y aprecio, Dios les bendiga y les guarde.

Raúl González.
Raúl Gonzalez
September 11, 2018
Sister Hicks shall always be alive in my heart because she is now in the presence of the Lord and our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is Lord.
Al Dinger
August 18, 2018
Although I moved on to different things that I felt the LORD JESUS CHRIST had for me personally, I have a saddened and heavy heart in hearing of the passing of this sister. All the natural and spiritual family members are greatly in my prayers, for I know this is a hard time for all.
Mark Buckles
August 16, 2018
I will miss you. You've been a part of my life for 55 years. Deep condolences to the family.
Kathleen Hall
August 16, 2018
We love you sis hicks I went to your church when I was younger
Jacob Busitzky
August 16, 2018