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Carolyn Wicks

Carolyn Marie Wicks

Thursday, April 9th, 1931 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Carolyn Marie Wicks, 88 years old, of Alexandria VA, was called home on Tuesday, April 7 2020.

She was born on April 9, 1931 in Upstate New York, the oldest of Leggie W. and Pauline R. Yates three children.

Carolyn received an early education in the Maplewood/South Orange school systems in New Jersey. She married Lawrence Wicks in 1949 and had two sons Lawrence (deceased) and Joseph. The marriage was dissolved several years later. In 1958, she welcomed another son, Leon by Elbert Russell.
Carolyn worked at the Westinghouse/Phillips Company for several years and ended her career at the Blue Ridge Growers. She enjoyed her remaining years at the Annie B. Rose House of Alexandria,
Mrs. Wicks was preceded in death by her parents, Leggie W. Yates and Pauline R. Yates; her husband. Lawrence Wicks; a son, Lawrence W. Wicks; one brother, Leggie W. Yates, Jr.; one brother-in-law, Frank Smaldone; and two grandsons Joseph B. Wicks, Jr. and Benjamin L. Wicks.

She is survived by her sister, Alice Smaldone of Howell, NJ; sons, Joseph B. Wicks and his wife Aida of East Orange, NJ; Leon H. Wicks and his wife Ann of Bristow, VA; granddaughters Joey E. Wicks of Newark, NJ; and Jeannette Wicks of East Orange, NJ; grandsons Andre Wicks of East Orange, NJ; Diral A. Winston of Bristow, VA; and nieces and nephews LeeAnn Yates, Kelly Rice, Paula Yates, Nancy Yates, and Michael Yates; and host of relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Memorial contributions may take the form of a donation to the charity of your choice. Please sign the guestbook www.bakerpostfh.com.
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Jeannette Wicks

Posted at 08:32am
Grandma - One thing I respected about you was your complete honesty. I always loved and respected how direct you were. May I embody that characteristic.
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With Love, Your Niece Jeannette

Posted at 07:45am
Uncle Leon - I believe in honoring our parents - not only have you done that but you've excelled at it. YOU ARE BLESSED. Thank you.
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With Love, Your Niece Jeannette purchased the Sweet Tranquility Basket and planted a memorial tree for the family of Carolyn Wicks.

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Kupenda Olusegun

Posted at 01:46pm
Dear Family,
Please forgive my extreme tardiness in sending this message to you? A number of things came up for me to handle.
I wanted you to know how very dedicated and committed your loved one was in providing service to her fellow Annie B. Rose House residents. For many years, Ms. Wicks was the "Floor Captain" for the fourth floor which entailed checking to see if residents had put out their "I'M OK" signs every morning and turning them over for residents to take in and place out on their doorknobs the next morning. She was vigilant in informing me or the management office if a resident had not put out their sign so we could physically check on the resident.
Additionally, Ms. Wicks distributed flyers for me on floors 1 - 4 and she also put out the sign-in sheets that visitors were asked to sign coming in and leaving out of the building. She always made sure that ABRH staff replenished her with sheets in a timely manner. She was so dedicated that when asked to be relieved of those tasks, it was hard to find someone else who would be so dependable.
We at Annie B. Rose House are so grateful to have known and been involved with Ms. Wicks over the many years!

Kupenda Olusegun,
Senior Services Coordinator,
Annie B. Rose House
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Deane Boone

Posted at 10:01am
Leon, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jodie

Posted at 03:51pm
Mommy Carol,

I thought my mom and I would be able to visit you one last time but God had other plans. I’m thankful to have had you in my life as my great-aunt. Part of me wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for you. I miss you. I love you.
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