In Loving Memory

John W. Hicks, Sr.

February 19, 1947 - November 9, 2021


John Wellborn Hicks, Sr., a resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the age of 74.

John was the Vicar at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church since 2004. He was a chaplain for the Mobile Fire-Rescue and Mobile Police Department, and a former volunteer at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. In his spare time, he loved to read and make model ships.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hicks, and his parents, Wellborn and Dorothy Costello Hicks.

John is survived by his children, John (Lesley) Hicks, Jr., Jessica Hicks, and Daniel (Melissa) Hicks, all of Mobile, AL; grandchildren, Elisabeth Hicks, Bailey Hicks and Ethan Hicks; and one sister, Sheila Lacey; three nieces and their children; special friends, Carey and Phyllis Findley; his pets, Katie and Moose; along with a host of church family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road, Mobile, AL 36605, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Andrew’s Bean & Rice Ministry or Public Safety Chaplain’s First Responders Foundation at 1861 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36607.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Sheila Lacey

    I love you, Brother. With your passing, a bright light that cannot be replaced has gone out of my world, and it will never be the same. Thank you for all the letters, religious articles, phone calls, advice, and love. You were an awesome big brother. Now, go revel in heavenly joy with all the amazing surprises God has in store for you!

  2. Celestine Chappell

    My dear friend, you have won your race and are now basking in glory! I’m sure you heard the words of Our Savior welcoming you as His good and faithful servant. Thank you for all your hard work in your ministry and through your work with the Department of Mental Health. I enjoyed working with you professionally and having you as a wonderful personal friend and spiritual advisor. Rest well, my friend. ❤️

  3. Cathy Smith

    John was so special, he had a great giving compassionate ❤️. We worked together at the Brewer Center and later I would see him at Group homes caring for some of the more challenging people served in the local community. John was so good with them and truly cared for them. I am so glad I got to see him at another coworkers funeral this year. It was always a blessing to talk with John about the Lord and so many different things over the years.
    It was a great honor to have known John. I love the picture he had a great unmistakable smile!


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