Joyce O’Neal Ricks

Joyce O’Neal Ricks

Joyce O’Neal Ricks

June 1, 1929 – March 1, 2020

Branchville, VA – Joyce went home with her heavenly Father on March 1, 2020.  She was born on June 1, 1929 to Murial Holder O’Neal and Dallas Simmons O’Neal in Severen NC, where she lived for 19 years, graduating from Severn High School as valedictorian of her class.  Several years she worked as office manager for Ricks Corn House and then Ricks & Sons Distributing Co.  She worked for the US Postal Service for 23 years, 9 of which she was Postmaster.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, four sisters, one brother and their spouses.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca Ricks Newton (Mike), Willie Henry Ricks, Jr.(Debbie), Edward Keith Ricks (Mica),  4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 A.M. on March 7, 2020 at Boykins Baptist Church, where she was a member since April 1948 with the Pastor Raymond Bunn and Pastor Scott Biggers officiating.  A reception and visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

A private burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers,  contributions may be made to Boykins Baptist Church, P. O. Box 316 Boykins, VA. 23827.

Wright Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  As well as Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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