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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mrs. Maggie Samuel Hicks

June 26, 1917 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 102)

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Mrs. Maggie S. Hicks of Darlington.  Mother Hicks transitioned from this earthly realm to her heavenly realm early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019 in a Florence Hospice House. 

Celebration of Life will be 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hart Cemetery #2. 

                                                          ~The Life & Legacy~

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His appearing.”                                                                                    II Timothy 4:7-8

On Tuesday, June 26, 1917 in Darlington, South Carolina, Mr.  & Mrs. Washington and Margaret Kelly Samuel welcomed their 11th child, Maggie Samuel. Not only was she the youngest of her siblings James, Clayton, Alberto, Joshua, Irene, Elijah, Townsend, Boyd, Frank and Isaiah; she was the second of only two girls. She transitioned from this earthly life to her eternal rest on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Maggie was educated in the Darlington County Schools.

In the early 1930’s, Maggie married David Hicks.  They welcomed two children to their union, Annie Mae Hicks Dubose and David Hicks, Jr.

After living in other Darlington locations, they built their present and second home on Juleswood Drive in 1958.

Although employed elsewhere in Darlington, most people remember her as the lady working in (and seem to be running) Hunter’s Grocery on Main Street in Darlington.

A founding member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, Maggie worked diligently in several capacities, especially singing on the Senior Choir for 35+ years of which she was the Treasurer. She was a member of the Sorosis Guild and a part of the Sunday school. She was celebrated with “Maggie S. Hicks Day”. At her present age, she was still a member of the Senior Missionary Society being its oldest member.

Although Maggie’s past time consisted of watching her Braves, CNN and NASCAR races and discussing the changes of the world, she loved telling others about the greatness of the Lord!

At the age of 100 years, Maggie was presented with a Resolution by the state of South Carolina. Last year, the city of Darlington presented her with a Key to the City.

When asked what do you do or eat to live so long, Maggie would respond with a humble smile.

Although Maggie’s husband, siblings, children and the granddaughter she assisted in rearing, Barbara Ann Hicks Cannon and great-great grandson, Devonte’ “Rocko” Hicks preceded her in death, the Lord brought her through with much strength and faith.

Still here to respect and cherish the well lived life of this family matriarch, Mrs. Maggie Samuel Hicks and continue her legacy are her grandchildren Deidre (Frankie) Sansbury and Renfro Hicks; a Special great grandson Antonio Hicks; daughter-in-law Barbara Hicks Pickard; seven other great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, five great great-great grandchildren; a multitude of nieces and nephews, as well as a multitude of other relatives and friends.

Visitation for the Hicks Family will be held daily from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the residence, 315 Juleswood Drive, Darlington 

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
August 4, 2019

3:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
212 Chestnut Street
Darlington, SC 29532

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