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Donna Jeanne Hicks

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Donna Jeanne Hicks

“Yesterday, shortly after a timely phone call from her sister Bonnie, mother passed away quietly and peacefully at home, surrounded by her three children. Maybe it was the closure Mom needed when Bonnie told her that she had finally found their mother’s beloved recipe for Tamale Pie that they had both been looking for for years or it was just hearing her sister’s voice one more time that brought closure and comfort to Mom and allowed her to let go. Whatever it was, just about ten minutes later Mom took her final breath.

Mom, was a self proclaimed loner but the love and beauty she shared with her family and those who were fortunate to have known her was tremendous. Her hands were her primary means of communicating with others. Not because she was deaf but rather because she was uncomfortable in social situations. So sharing her love for us came easiest, not so much in the words she spoke, but when she was teaching us a craft of some kind, or working in the garden, or teaching her oldest daughter how to play the piano.” - Allison

Donna Jeanne Hicks, 82, passed away in Rowlett, Texas on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Donna was born in Oakland, California on July 9, 1938, to Donovan Fredrick and Henrietta (Rosenburg) Hurd. Donna grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and went on to attend Indiana University. On January 1, 1960, she married Robert Morris Hicks and they made their home in Indianapolis until 1976, when they moved to Ennis in 1976 and Donna finally moved to Rowlett in 2010.

Donna worked for Data Entry Systems as a Data Processor and for WalMart in sales. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ennis, Bluebonnet Quilt Club where she served as President, Ennis Arts Club and was a Girl Scout Leader while in Indianapolis. Donna enjoyed quilting and painting with acrylics.

She is survived by a son, Robert G. Hicks; daughters: Allison Hicks and Vicki Hamilton; two grandchildren: Michaela and McKenna; a sister, Helen Smith along with a host of extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 10 a.m., in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

In lieu of flowers please make tribute donations to:American Lung Association,, or mailing to: American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016 - 9316.