Donnavee Knight Hicks

April 10, 1936 - March 30, 2015
Donnavee Knight Hicks


Donnavee Knight Hicks, age 78, of Wilmington passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born April 10, 1936 in Greensboro, North Carolina the daughter of the late Paul Knight and Irene Knight.

Donnavee was the last of five children born to Paul and Irene and at an early age met and married the love of her life, Issac Hicks.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time at gatherings with the numerous children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her love of cooking always added to these occasions and became a tradition of her “famous” fried chicken and delicious biscuits. Donnavee was also the first Miss Pleasure Island pageant winner ever and was known to dazzle anyone she met with her larger than life personality. She will be deeply missed by all.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 61 years, Issac Hicks Jr. of the home; sons, Issac “Ike” Hicks III (Melanie) and Mike Hicks (Sandy); daughters, Tammy Doby (Dean) and Charlie Hicks (Tony); eleven grandchildren, Haley, Whitney, Hanna, Jessica, Chrissy, Marty, Heather, Skye, Lindsay, Jordan and Ike; thirteen great grandchildren; family friend, Brandon; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held 2 PM Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • April 01, 2015
    Susan Bradley says:
    Charlie,Tony,Haley,I am so sorry about the pain you are going thur.Donna was a very Sweet and Beautiful Person.Heaven gain a Angel.If there is anything you need and jus to talk please call me.Love:Susan

  • April 01, 2015
    Mildred Ray says:
    So sorry for your loss, Heaven just gained a very "Special Angel". Donna was a very special person.