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The dead lie...the living cry... Carry me home to remember to be remembered."

Jerry Bruce Ricks, 52, passed away October 25, 2023. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of nine years, April Ricks. He left two daughters of his heart Cherish and Danielle Courson..two granddaughters Brookalynn and Brielle...and two grandsons Braxton and Braydon. He also left a very beloved grandydog, Athena. He leaves two sisters, Lori Collins and Susan Mills and a brother, Jon Bell. He will be missed by two sisters-in-law, Sherry Daniels and Samantha Sheffield and two brothers-in-law, Donald Sheffield and Chuck Brewer. He leaves several nieces and nephews...Chance, Destiny, Callie, and Levi Daniels. Tiffany, Bryce, Dalton Sheffield and Tabitha and Justin Flowers. There is a big list of close friends and family not mentioned here by name. Jerry was preceded in

death by his parents, Johnny and Loretta Ricks and his mother and father-in-law, Jane and Doug Daniels. He and his wife's "babies", Cuervo and Lady, and many other family members on both sides through the years passed before him. Jerry was born in Texas but spent the majority of his life in the Panhandle. After marrying late in life, he started spending much of his time in South Georgia. Jerry's love for his family was unwavering and will remain absolute in their hearts forever.

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