Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Laura A. Hicks

Laura A. Hicks

Laura A. Hicks, 42, died Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Laura A. Hicks was born Dec. 6, 1972, in Clarendon. She was a graduate of Amarillo High School. She enjoyed making people laugh, was known to her grandchildren as Ms. Hicks and will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, Sasha Hicks, Quincy Hicks and Antonio Scott, all of Amarillo; her brothers, Bobby and Tommy Hicks, both of Amarillo, and Steve Hicks; a special sister, Chrisla Jenkins-Gilliam of Austin; a special friend, Warmiski Bronner of Amarillo; and two granddaughters.

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Ruby Mitchell

Ruby Mitchell

Ruby Mitchell, 88, died Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony B Harris, pastor, and the Rev. Vurn Martin of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, as eulogist. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Ruby was born Sept. 24, 1926, in LaGrange and peacefully died on April 9, 2015, in Amarillo surrounded by her immediate family.

She had a beautiful marriage with her husband to whom she was married to for 59 years, the late Henry C. Mitchell.

Throughout Ruby’s life, she was involved in her community and impacted so many people with a unique, honest and straightforward manner that will be missed by numerous family and friends. She was everything from being a virtuous woman, child of God, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend. Her purpose here on Earth was the mother she was. Her gift was her grandchildren. To list her accomplishments would be nearly impossible. She was truly an amazing homemaker and cook. The woman she was, she will be missed dearly.

Ruby Mitchell moved to Amarillo in 1946 with her husband Henry C. Mitchell. The two of them with their family joined Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church under the late Rev. Jones and I.Z. Chance. In 1957  their membership was moved to Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church under the late Pastor P.J. Jones Sr., founder of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. Ruby was a dedicated charter member of her church home and supported each Minister who has Pastored, Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children: a daughter, Dorothy J. Durham, a daughter, Rosie M. Taylor, a son, Willie R. Mitchell, a daughter, Betty S. Winston, a son, Robert E. Mitchell Sr., and a daughter, Doris F. Roland; all of Amarillo; and two sisters, Bertha Bowers and Vurnell Gilbreath, both of Amarillo. Ruby Mitchell lived to see four generations of her grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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