Christine Hudson Hicks

September 25, 1935 - March 1, 2018
Christine Hudson Hicks

Sylva Christine Hudson Hicks, 82, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Christine was born September 25, 1935 in Kilkenny, NC. She graduated from Fairfield High School and later attended Wake Forest College. Soon after, she moved to Norfolk, VA., where she met her love, Harold Hicks, with whom she spent the next 61 years.

As a supporter of her husband’s 23 year Navy career, she continued her service to the military by holding the office of President of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 299 ladies auxiliary as well as a long standing member of the VFW Post 2573 ladies auxiliary. Christine was also a member of Pine Valley Baptist Church where she was a member of the historical committee.

Christine is survived by her husband Harold; daughters Lynne Kearson (Dan) of Oxford, NC; Joy Hicks of Wilmington, NC; Jessica Craig (Billy) of Wilmington, NC; and son Edward Alan Hicks of Bullock, NC. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Josh and Hannah Walker, Alan and Cassidy Hicks, and Chloe and Olivia Craig.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all those who cared for her over the years: Andy Illobre and Masonboro Family Medicine; Dr James Snyder and Cape Fear Heart Associates; Cape Fear Pharmacy; Lower Cape Fear Hospice team members Shawn Johnson, Gillian O’Reilly, Teresa Hicks and Dr Radha Putcha; and caregiver Adraenia Jordan.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 12:00 PM till 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Pine Valley Baptist Church. A Service to Celebrate Christine’s Life will commence at 1:00 PM. Inurnment will follow in the Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Valley Baptist Church Memorial Garden (3940 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412) at TMCfunding or Lower Cape Fear Hospice (1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403) at TMCfunding.

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  • March 04, 2018
    Chloe, Olivia, Jessica and Billy says:
    Mo, We all know you are having a wonderful homecoming with your mom, Levada; dad, Jessie; Aunt Dean, Uncle Al and definitely Aunt June. We miss you; however, we know you are surrounded by warmth, comfort, love and grace. We love you!

  • March 04, 2018
    Jay Anne Hudson says:
    In all my years of growing up, I've spent a lot of time with Aunt Chris. I remember she was always laughing or smiling, and always singing. I am very certain she is singing in heaven today. I will always have great memories of her. Aunt Chris, you are with your family now. Please give them all kisses from me.

  • March 04, 2018
    Carol Hudson Ormond says:
    My sweet little Aunt Chris...so intelligent, so creative, so funny, and so very loved. I have wonderful memories of the times our families were together at Grandmama’s and other family events. Uncle Harold, Lynne, Joy, Edward, and Jessica, may you take comfort in knowing that our family’s angels who have gone before Aunt Chris were waiting to welcome her and lead her into Paradise. Today, she rests peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Alan and I are holding you close in our hearts, and we send our love.

  • March 05, 2018
    Knox Ramsey says:
    Love you aunt Chris, you will be missed.

  • March 07, 2018
    Joy Hicks lit a candle:
    Lit since March 7, 2018 at 3:21:13 PM