Obituaries

Mary Doris Ritcherson

November 18, 1926 - July 7, 2019

Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha ceremony Friday, July 12 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

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Bernadene Willis-Ingram

June 25, 1958 - July 1, 2019

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Quintrellis “Cricket” Cook

June 3, 1978 - June 29, 2019

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Ila Mae Thomas

December 6, 1963 - June 27, 2019

Burial will be at McGregor Cemetery.

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Violetta Ritcherson Hicks

July 10, 1924 - June 28, 2019

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Violetta Ritcherson Hicks, the eldest of three children born to the late Solon and Lizzie Mucker Ritcherson, on July 10, 1924 heard God call her name and answered the door to eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2019 peacefully at home.

With both parents being dedicated members of Antioch Baptist Church, Violetta was baptized as a child and began her journey as a life member of Antioch, being the oldest member in membership at the time of her death.  She served in many ministries, often strongly voicing her opinion throughout the years.

Lorenza Hicks found a true friend, soulmate, and loving wife in Violetta.  They were a faithful couple for over 20 years until his death.

Wasco ISD both educated and employed Violetta.  She attended South Waco Colored School, later named Oakwood Elementary and Moore Junior-Senior High School.  She often stated with mixed emotions that she was the last living member of her high school class.  After graduating from high school she attended Tillotson College in Austin, Texas receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Education.  She was employed by Waco ISD serving as an elementary teacher and counselor for several schools touching the lives of multiple generations. 

Sheila Hicks Blanton and Greta Ritcherson Williams assisted Cousin Violetta along with Vesta Hawthorne, Sharon Shields, Carla Shields and her close neighbors.  And as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a supporter of many other activities that enriched the lives of her family, young people and the community. She was a Charter Member of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Gamma Upsilon Chapter.  Violetta enjoyed the visits of family and friends often advising them and entertaining them with her words of wisdom and quips.

Violetta was preceded in death by her brother Solon Ritcherson, Jr and survived by her sister Mary Doris Ritcherson, her last living first cousin Lewis and Velma Ritcherson, and other relatives and friends.

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Clydell “Clyde” Cobb

June 20, 1927 - June 20, 2019

Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery.

 

Wake: Thursday, June 27 at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church;919 Dutton Ave. Waco, Texas 76706.

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Betty Jo Anderson

September 14, 1938 - June 19, 2019

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Evangelist Doris Hicks

February 9, 1947 - June 17, 2019

Burial will be at Doris Miller Memorial Park.

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Larry C. Greene, Sr.

January 26, 1961 - June 16, 2019

Burial will be at Doris Miller Memorial Park.

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Donald Wesley McDowell

March 18, 1954 - July 9, 2019

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

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