Earl Hicks
  Nov. 17, 1942 - April 8, 2013

Earl Hicks, age 70, 112 Hess Ave., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at UPMC-Hamot.
He was born in Greenville, Miss. on November 17, 1942, son of the late Earl and Lilly Hicks Sr.
He was a resident of Erie for over 20 years, relocating to Erie from Lackawanna, N.Y. He owned Hicks Janitorial Cleaning for 32 years.
He was a member of Bread of Heaven Tabernacle of Praise. Earl was a handyman who enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by son, Kashon Hicks; a brother, James Hicks; and three sisters, Pearl Amos, Ruby Lee Price and Rosalie Lee Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 17 years, Cheryl Ann Mason of Erie; three daughters, Sharon McLary (Morris) of Franklin Township, Pa., Lilly Hicks (Tom Landing) of Lancaster, Pa. and Quisha Ellis (Jason) of Palisade, Minn.; stepchildren, Robert Taylor Jr., Charmaine Evans and Tamara Taylor, all of Erie; a brother, Nathaniel Hicks (Betty) of Racine, Wisc.; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Laid to rest in Erie Cemetery.

As Earl's family prepare to say their goodbyes, I prepare a place for him here, at Life Ever After.
Comments, photos and prayers are accepted and posted as received. Email



April 8, 2015

December 2014
Happy birthday dad. Miss you like crazy. Two years in heaven. I know your happy there and no more pain. I wish heaven had visiting hours. What I would give for 1 more fishing trip, one more phone call. Just one more anything.

November 17, 2014


April 19, 2014
Thinking about all the times my dad wanted me to go fishing with him on Lake Erie. I would go but I never really liked it as a teenager.
Yes back then I thought we would have all the time in the world. However my dad has been gone since April 8 2013.
What I wouldn't give for just one more time to fish with my dad. Guess it's true you never know what you had till it's gone.
Love you dad.



Feb 14, 2014




Nov. 17, 2013

June 16th

Quisha Ellis posted on facebook

Tomorrow is Father's Day. This is the first one I can't call my dad. I can say I love you but I will never hear him say it back.
I knew he loved me but I beg for just one more second. His job was done on April 8 2013. He went home to be be Jesus.
I thought when I was a kid I knew everything. I gave him a run for his money. However he always kept me fed and clothed.
He always did his job. However I don't remember if I ever said thank you. All I can say is I'm sorry for all I did wrong and thank you for everything.
 He always wanted to take his grandchildren out for ice cream but I lived so far away.
Well now he gets to have ice cream with my twins in heaven.
Happy Father's Day daddy. I love you always have and always will!!



April 22, 2013
Today is a day i really miss my dad!!
Quisha Ellis
April 17, 2013
Quisha ~ So sorry for your loss. Your dad could fix anything, and I remember he and my dad constantly laughing when they were together!
Take care ~
Cathy Mascharka
Fairview, Pennsylvania
April 17, 2013
What started as a business relationship turned into a twenty four year friendship.
I never met a more genuine & sincere man than Earl Hicks. I'll miss you my friend.
Mark Detter,
Erie, Pennsylvania
April 17, 2013
Sincere condolences are offered to the Family.
May Faith in God's Promise to "hear you, and attend to the voice of your prayers", bring true comfort to all, as you endure the sorrow of Mr.Hicks' dear passing.
Ps 66:19
April 17, 2013
May God bless the family and we will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.
District Elder Frank Quinn, MS,
Erie, Pennsylvania
April 17, 2013
So sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was a great guy always smiling.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
Keith Potter,
Ripley, New York
April 17, 2013
April 17, 2013
Cheryl & family,
What a tragic loss. What a kind and good man...I hope knowing that he is free from the pain and heartache of this world gives you comfort.
My heartfelt prayers are with you .
LOVE, prayers and sympathy
Cindy Schauble
April 17, 2013
Love you dad
Quisha Ellis,
Palisade, Minnesota
April 17, 2013

Gone but not forgotten he will always be in our hearts
Wilma Gavin Hicks,
Erie, Pennsylvania
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