(submitted by Sharron Coleman)
Deacon Zack (Zacharias) R. Wicks, Jr. was born in 1911 to the union of the late Rev. Zack Wicks, Sr. and the late Ella Tucker Wicks. He departed this life on Sunday, October 30,1977 in the Golden Triangle Regional Medial Center in Columbus, MS.
Deacon Zack Wicks, Jr. was a life long citizen of Lowndes County, where he dedicated his life to service of the people of this community.
At an early age, he joined the New Zion Baptist Church where he remained and served faithfully until his death. He was also frequently found in the services of many churches throughout his community.
On December 24,1931, he united in Holy Matrimony with Miss Eliza Sykes of Columbus, MS. To this marriage, two children were born-both of who, were at his bedside at the time of his death.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Mrs. Mary Sykes Wicks of Columbus; one son, John Travis Wicks; one daughter, Mrs Mary Wicks Warfield of Chicago, IL. a daughter and son in law and three grandsons all of Chicago, IL.In addition, he leaves one sister. six brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service - New Zion Baptist Church, Columbus, MS Rev D.C. Wicks, Officating Pastor.
Interment - Wicks Memorial Gardens Artesia, MS.
Funeral Director - Sykes Funeral Service Columbus, MS