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Tommie Ricks

Tommie Ricks

Wednesday, September 8th, 1954 Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

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Tommie Lee Ricks was born on September 8, 1954 to Sarah Dawkins and Willie Ricks in Miami, Florida. He was the fifth child of seven children. At an early age, he dedicated his life to Jesus Christ as he confessed Jesus Christ as his Savior.

He attended Hamilton County Public Schools in Belleville, Florida. After grade school, he attended Crenshaw High School in Las Angeles, California. He continued his education in Job Corps in Tucson, Arizona where he received his high school diploma equivalent (GED).

He chose his bride when he met and married Rosemary Johnson, April 19, 1999 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the love of his life and he was the love of her life.

Tommie was a remarkable and dependable employee having worked for the University of North Florida and American Flat Glass Distributors. He made his mark with an impeccable status in Duval County Public Schools working for AraMark. His reputation preceded him as school level administrators requested him by name to work in their schools. His outstanding custodial savviness was not unnoticed as he received several awards of excellence for cleanliness in every school, where he worked. He was often recognized for his exceptional professional custodial service at each school by administrators, teachers and staff. The students loved and respected him as he demonstrated a strength of cleanliness in the educational arena.

Tommie was a lover of black history as he studied Islam all of his life. He had a strong conviction to ensure that black children were enlightened regarding black history and their culture. He felt it was his obligation to contribute to their black historical knowledge. His love for family and children were constant in his life - to love his family and to ensure that black children were educated and well-versed in black history.

Tommie was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Dawkins and Willie Ricks; brothers, Willie L. Marshall and Fredrick E. Marshall, Sr.

His passing, leaves to mourn: a devoted and loving wife, Rosemary Ricks; daughter, Tara Ricks (Herman); three grandchildren; brothers, Joe Ricks and Kenneth Ricks (Judy); sisters, Florida Mae Corbitt and Barbara Ricks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and many other relatives and friends. He will be missed.

The funeral service for Tommie Ricks will be held 11AM Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the Samuel C. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N Main St. The visitation will be 5 - 7PM, Friday, April 17th, 2020 at the mortuary 4315 North Main Street. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries. Please sign the family guest book @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Samuel C. Rogers, Jr. Memorial Chapel
    4315 N Main St
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Saturday, April 18th, 2020
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Friday, April 17th, 2020 |
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Friday, April 17th, 2020

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Robert Allen

Rest in peace my coworker at darnell cookman middle school great coworker
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