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Floyd A Ricks

November 1, 1940 — December 25, 2022

On December 25, 2022 (Jesus' Birthday), Floyd A Ricks was called home. He gained his wings at 6:30 am at Emily Green Shores Assisted Living while under Hospice care for the last two months. He was full of life, always joking until the very end. Floyd A. Ricks was born to the late James H and Nannie Crawly Ricks on November 1, 1940, in Nansemond County, Virginia.

He was married to Deloris Melton Ricks who predeceased him. Additionally, brothers James T Ricks, Larnell Ricks, and sister Mozell Ricks Brown passed on before him. Floyd retried from the City of Norfolk Public Water Works; he was a faithful employee of the maintenance department. Prior to that, Floyd worked for Kirk Lumber Company for many years. He loved spending time with his family and friends (especially the grandkids), reading the Bible, listening to Gospel music, fishing, and helping anyone that he could. Floyd also enjoyed, working hard in the fields and feeding the animals in his younger days. He loved eating good food. Floyd, in his early years, was a member of his wife’s home church (Morning Star Baptist Church) where he served on the deacon board for many years. He later joined Christian Home Baptist Church. He loved the Lord.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Daughter; Evelyn C Blow (Ronnie), Brother George Ricks; Three Grand Daughters; Tonya Melton, Tina Blow, Brittany King (Tobias), Four Great Grandsons; Mark Fenner Jr (Marissa), Travion Bobb, Tobias King Jr, and Tyler King. Two Great- Great Grandkids; Maddox Fenner, Maci Fenner, Two adopted Grandchildren; Crystal and Rodney, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12pm on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Christian Home Baptist Church. Viewing will take place on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 3-6pm at Shivers Chapel. Please keep the Ricks family in your prayers.

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