HENDERSON — Mr. Wiley Channel Hicks Jr. of Henderson, North Carolina, died on Dec. 16, 2021. He was the son of the late Mr. Wiley C. Hicks Sr. and Mrs. Meatrice T. Hicks.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Bernie Hicks; his first wife, Iona C. Hicks; and Fern Sullivan, the mother of three of his daughters.

He is survived by his children, Michael Hicks, Dierdra Evans (Jackie), Todd Hicks, Barry Hicks (Carlotta), Fernanda Mebane-Johnson (Floyd), Tshombe Wynn, Kelli Sullivan-Ciccarelli (Ben), Wyneshia R. Hicks, Ashley Hicks, Duwain Hicks and Yvonne Wynn (partner); Lennaire Johnson (mother of Duwain); siblings, Eddie Hicks (Brenda), Inez Hicks; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and others who loved him.

The family is currently organizing a memorial service for January 2022, in the Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, area.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Triangle American Heart & Stroke Association, 5001 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 300, Durham NC 27703 (https://www.heart.org), or a charity of choice.

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