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Patricia Gail Hurst Hicks, a resident of Gardendale, AL, was born in Birmingham, AL on February 27, 1944 and she passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018 at the age of 73. Patricia was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, and Fountain Heights United Methodist Church in her younger years. She enjoyed writing short stories, researching family genealogy, and traveling. She loved her cats. She was a member of the Star Trek Club, Hepaestus, in Birmingham where she served as First Officer.
Patricia received her undergraduate degree from Samford University and her Master of Library Science from the University of Alabama and she was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Sorority for Women Educators. She taught 11th grade English at Mortimer Jordan High School from the late 60's to the late 70's before becoming a librarian at Bragg Middle School where she retired.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Eleanor Hurst.
Patricia is survived by her sister, Florence Lillian Hurst; cousins, Steve (Barbara) Arendale, James (Sharon) Arendale, and Jeanette (Donald) Ristow, and a host of friends.
Services will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2018 with a visitation to begin at 11:00 am; funeral service at 12:00 noon, followed by her burial in Moncrief Cemetery, Gardendale, AL.
Published on January 22, 2018
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