Mrs. Felecia Elaine Ricks Smith was born June 10, 1960 to Mary Ricks and Wilbert "Sam" Holland in Candler County, Georgia. She was called home on Friday, August 6, 2021 in Macon, GA. As a child, she resided in Metter, Georgia, where she attended the public schools of Candler County. As a young adult, she relocated to Macon, Georgia.
During the 1980’s she joined the Saint James A.M.E. Church in Macon. She was very active in her church. She was a Sunday school teacher, she served as an usher, and she assisted with the elderly ministry at the nursing home on Houston Avenue in Macon. She was well versed in the Bible, and would recite scriptures at a moment’s notice. Sis. Smith met her husband, Mr. Randy Lee Smith at the church. Her famous words were “Two wrongs don’t make a right”. When someone mistreated her she would say, “God will handle it”. Sis. Smith dedicated her life as a homemaker to rear her children and instill a spiritual guidance in them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Megana Ricks; three brothers, George Ricks, Danny Holland and Bill Spann and one sister, Loretha Ricks Samples.
Sis. Smith is survived by her husband, Mr. Randy Lee Smith; her four children, LaKira Troutman, Kyra Williams, Ashley S. Ricks all of Macon, GA and Leviticus R. Smith of Pittsburgh, PA. Her surviving brothers are: Richard Butler and Kenneth Butler (Karessa) both of Metter, GA, Ricky Dale Burgess (Susan), Macon, GA and Wilbert James Butler (Hana) of Prince Fredrick, MD; Sis. Smith’s surviving sisters are: Margaret Hughes of Stillmore, GA, Elitha Butler Lane (Kevin) of Metter, GA and Rebecca L. McPherson Bond of Oviedo, FL. Sis. Smith is also survived by 8 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
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