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Elder Wayne Hicks

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

Friday, April 10, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – There will be a private family viewing and visitation at Smith Funeral Home, 307 S. Johns Street, Florence, SC 29506; thus following orders of Smith Funeral Home- 10 or less people in the funeral home at a time.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM – A private family Graveside Service at Sunset Memory Gardens of Florence, SC

Arrangements regarding an official Memorial Service/Celebration of Life (where all can attend) will be announced at a later time once conditions are safely lifted and clearances are given from the Chief Overseer and governmental higher officials.

Elder Wayne Lyrone Hicks of Raleigh, NC transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He was a lifetime member of The House of God Church, Inc. Keith Dominion for 43 years. He has served in many capacities on the local, state, & national levels of The House of God Church, Inc. Keith Dominion. In January 1985, he was saved at the age of 8 years old in Baltimore, Maryland.

He served as an Educator in the states of Maryland and North Carolina. He also served as a School Administrator for many years in the state of North Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his memories, loving and devoted wife, Reverend LaTasha Hicks of Raleigh, North Carolina; loving mother, Elder Charlotte Sims of Jacksonville, NC; father, William Hicks Sr. of Baltimore, MD; brother, William Hicks Jr.(Tunnica) of Nashville, TN; and sister, Christal Sims Wilson (Keyth) of Raleigh, NC. From the father's extended side of the family, he also leaves to cherish his brothers, Windell Hicks and Matthew Hicks; sisters, Latasha Robinette Lee Hicks, Miracle Hicks, Myra Hicks, a host of other family members, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends too numerous to name.

Please keep the family of Elder Wayne Lyrone Hicks in your thoughts and prayers.

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My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hicks family and may GOD continue to heal you doing this time of bereavement from Tywanda Burrows family here in THE HOGC in Baltimore, MD.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Praying for The Family that the Lord will strengthen them in this time of Bereavement

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Trail Elder Hicks an awesome man of God, He will truly be missed. Sister Pricilla Bailey Georgia

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wayne...as we so happily called him, was not only a very playful guy but a true man of GOD!!! I remember meeting him through my husband, Marvin, and from that moment on until he moved down to North Carolina, Wayne was ALWAYS a shining light in a room full of darkness!!! He ALWAYS wore that SMILE that could light up the darkest room AND he was very sincere at what he had to say. Wayne...you will TRULY be missed by us all and we are getting more and more anxious to join you in our home in GLORY!!! We shall forever hold you close to our hearts...Forever Friends, Sarah Fleet

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences are with the family at large in the passing of this soldier in Gods army, Wayne will be greatly missed and it was an honor to be apart of his life. Just another soldier gone on home.The Wells/God parents.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. I will continue to lift the family in prayer and especially to his beloved and devoted wife Rev LaTasha Hicks. Their loving spirits were like no other together. He was a man that loved God and give his all. He will be missed. The encouragement he give not just to the young but as well as the older. And no one could say Hallelujah like he could it was just something unique about it.. May God continue to give strength like no other to Rev LaTasha Hicks and family.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My Sincere Heart felt Prayers & Condolences for the Family!! Such an Awesome Young Man gone & will be missed!!! SIP ELDER HICKS!

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My deepest Sympathy to Rev. Latasha Hicks...Parents... Sisters.. Brothers and Entire Family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Continued Prayers. Rev.Yolanda Dargan Hogc Florence SC

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Work can not express my deepest condolences. I will miss being able to enjoy fellowship together in pedagogy. Wayne was committed to our children and he had such a spirit that connected to both introverts and extroverts. Wayne spiritual personality allowed him to interact well with all people. I will forever miss serving and working with him on both the National YFFU and the HOGABC. Our prayers of comfort and peace be with Rev.LaTasha Hicks. Love Rev.& Dea.Evans and family

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