Rhonda Hicks, 59, recently lost her battle with cancer with her husband by her side on October 11, 2017. She knew the cancer could not be beaten, yet she fought it bravely.
Rhonda was born in Mahopac, New York on September 29, 1958 to Charlene Daniels Davis and the late Rodney L. Smith, Sr. She is survived by her mother, her devoted husband, Gregory S. Hicks, as well as, her children and grandchildren whom she adored. Her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle (Plasted) and Mike Balfe, and their daughters Emily and Olivia; her son, Jonathan Plasted and his daughter Nevaeh Lawrence; her daughter and her partner, Julia Hicks and James Gerhart, Sr., and their son James Gerhart, Jr. She was the big sister to her sisters and brother, Deana Pekarovich (Kenny); Louise Boykin (Ted); Rodney L. Smith, Jr. (Kimberly); Deborah Ajeska (Craig); and Sharon Miles (Michael). In addition, Rhonda is survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and countless friends and loved-ones.
For most of her life, Rhonda was a waitress at the Warwick Restaurant in Newport News. There she worked hard to take care of many customers with a bright smile and a zeal for her co-workers.
Over the past 34 years, Rhonda and Greg have shared their compassion and helping hands with many and always did so with a central focus on their children and grandchildren. Throughout her battle with cancer, Greg was by her side as a loving care-taker.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News. The celebration of her life will also be held at Riverside Altmeyer at 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
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