Mrs. Gensye B. Ricks was born September 7, 1941 to Mr. Leo Wilkins and Mrs. Tecola Wadley Wilkins in Swainsboro, Georgia. She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 7, 2019.
As a child, she attended the public schools of Emanuel County, Georgia. She regularly attended Williams Grove Church of the Living God in Swainsboro, Georgia.
Mrs. Ricks was joined in marriage to Henry Lee Ricks, Sr. To this union, nine children were born. Her husband and one son, Kirk, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Leo Wilkins, a sister, Virginia Mincey, two step sisters, Sally and Frances Wilkins and two grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, five sons and four daughters-in-law, Henry B. Ricks, Jr. of Stillmore, GA, ,Ivan and Marilyn Ricks of Orlando, FL, Bryan and Tonya Ricks of Buena Vista, CO, Shannon and Monica Ricks of Swainsboro, GA and Jeffery and Eubie Ricks of Statesboro, GA; three daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Ricks of Trenton, NJ, Beverly Ricks of Augusta, GA and Vanessa and Tony Potete of Deltona, FL; one sister, Bernice Dixon of Stillmore, GA; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.