Margaret Imogene “Jean” Hicks • January 3, 2019



Margaret Imogene “Jean” Hicks, 78, of Cantonment, Florida went to be with our Lord on January 3, 2019 after a long illness.

She was born in Port St. Joe, Florida on February 9, 1940.

Our Mother graduated at 17 years old from Pensacola High School and started her career with the Navy Exchange Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. She had a long and successful career as the Acquisitions Manager/Contract Negotiator. Upon retiring she enjoyed many happy days with her Family and sitting on her front porch swing.

She was preceded in death by her Father Bruce Etheredge, her Mother Macy Solomon, her Grandfather John Sapp, her Grandmother Jane Sapp, and the Father of her Children William F. Hicks.

She is survived by her three Daughters Melinda Hicks, Michele Sasse (James), and Lori Ledbetter, seven Grandchildren Jason Hicks, William Sasse (Amy), Teddy Sasse (Tascha), Edward Sasse (Tori), Michael Sasse, Devon Ledbetter, and Brody Ledbetter, and six Great-grandchildren Carter, Emma, and Mia (Jean) Sasse, Piper and Olivia Sasse, and Ryan Sasse.

She loved and served God her entire life.

She loved her Family, her Navy Exchange Command Family, and her Pensacola Baptist Temple Church Family.

Our Beautiful Mother will be greatly missed by all.

A Private Visitation for the immediate Family is being held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

A Memorial Service will be held at Pensacola Baptist Temple at a future date.

  1. Lori Lynn Ledbetter says:

    I love you so much, mom! My heart is broken, but I know you are no longer suffering. You are in Heaven smiling down on us all. I love you with all my ❤️! ~Lori Lynn~

  2. “B” Ledbetter says:

    Sending healing prayers and loving hugs…

  3. Shirley James Maes says:

    I met Jean many years ago and saw her again while attending a reunion in Pensacola. She was a extremely nice person who never met a stranger. Shirley James Maes, retiree from the Navy Excange in Memphis, Long Beach, Pearl Harbor and Maryland. My sympathy and prayers are with you on the loss of your Mother.

  4. Paul feuer says:

    Truly sad news.

    Jean was an outstanding member of our contracting team, dedicated, and committed to looking out for the best interests of the Navy Exchange & Military Community.

    More importantly, she was a class act, admired and respected by all who knew her. She set the gold standard for what’s expected from the NEXCOM team.

    She will be surely missed but certainly never forgotten.

    May God bless you Jean and Rest In Peace.

    Paul Feuer

  5. Ann Curry and family says:

    Our family have fond memories of your mom.
    I worked with her at the NEX and was she
    was a good friend. Our prayers to all of her family for we know she will greatly missed.

  6. Laura Vanzandt says:

    Jean was my go-to person when I became the Acqisition Manager for the Navy Exchange in Memphis. She was one of my favorite people and I absolutely adored her.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Ron Carlson says:

    Jean was my goto person throughout my career for advice and to lift me up when things got tough. She was so helpful. I can’t thank her enough for the assistance and support she provided. She loved the Navy Exchange program and worked tirelessly to make things better for the Sailors, their families and all that supported that effort. I am truly lucky to have known Jean.

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