Anne Pope Hicks Murray went to be with her Lord on March 20, 2013. She was born June 13, 1923 in Edgecombe County, one of three children, to the late Alonza Leon Pope and Emily Stewart Pope. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Cooper Hicks for 38 years and the late Phillip Murray for 26 years. She will forever be remembered by her devoted brother, George Gilbert Pope and wife, Peggy of Battleboro. Her other brother, Alonza Leon Pope, Jr. (Jack) died serving his country in Germany during WWII.
She leaves to cherish her memories of her loving daughters, Phyllis Hicks Campbell and husband Graham of Rocky Mount and Sue Hicks Pittman and husband Ed of Youngsville; one grandson, Stuart Edward Campbell of Wilmington and one step-daughter, Dr. Angela Walker of Ann-Arbor MI, along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know her.
Anne was a homemaker who cared deeply for her family and her church. She was a member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church for many years where she was involved in many activities. Later, she moved her membership to Ephesus Baptist Church in Spring Hope where she continued her service to the Lord and many others.
She touched the lives of many people with her sweet smile and her caring generosity. She loved people and they loved her. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and her special cats.
The family will receive friends 12:30pm to 1:45pm Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount with a funeral service at 2:00pm in the chapel with Parker Philips officiating. There will be a private burial at the Hicks Family Cemetery in Aventon following the service,
Flowers will be accepted along with memorial contributions to Hospice of Nash General or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
The family wishes to recognize the staff of Brekenridge Retirement Center and Hospice of Nash General for the special loving care given to their mother.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.