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Edgar Earl Ricks Ⅲ

May 28, 1961 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 60)

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Mr. Edgar Earl “Roland” Ricks III was born to the late Mrs. Pearl Scruggs Files and Mr. Edgar Ricks, Jr., on May 28, 1961. At an early age he confessed hope in Christ. He was a very vibrant and hard worker, who enjoyed family, friends, and lived life to the fullest. He departed this life on October 22, 2021, after a hard battle with COVID Complications. He is preceded in death by a son: Benjamin Earl Ricks, brothers: Joseph “Jim” Ricks, Ronnie “Bigman” Ricks, Donnie “Duck” Ricks and Calvin “Main-Main” Summerhill, his sisters: Edna “Jean” Ricks and Hortencia “Rochica” Beasley. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Kymwyn “Kym” Ricks, Florence, AL, Stepmother, Mamie Thomas, Sheffield, AL. Children: Kenya (Anthony) Congress, Decatur, AL, Amy Simpson, Pensacola, FL, Phonecia Holmes, Nicole Simpson, Damarick King all of Florence, AL, Jacquline Nix, Nevada, MO, and Anthony Gatewood of Sheffield, AL. Grandchildren: Jacquez Green, Jasmine Green, Te’narius Fennel all of Decatur, AL, Jakyler Simpson, Pensacola, FL, Tiliyah King, Alyric King, Treah King, Kimora Simpson, and Tykea Simpson all of Florence, AL, Tony King Jr., A’maciah Gatewood and Anthony Gatewood III all of Sheffield, AL, brothers: Rickey Ricks, Decatur, AL, Charles (Phobe) Ricks, Bay Minette, AL, Terry Ricks, Leighton, AL, Sazon (Ashley) Williams, Florence, AL, Courtney Thomas, Cleveland, OH and Robert Anderson, Sheffield, AL. Brothers in law: Alfred Holoway, Rocherster, NY, Sisters: Flora Williams, Rochester, NY, Bonnie Ray, Buffalo, NY, Jennifer Jones, Newark, NJ. Glenda Qualls, Elizabethtown, Ky, Jennifer Pleasant, Shawaunte (Quentin) Goodloe, both of Florence, AL, Regina Hegler, Denise Johnson both of Sheffield, AL, Sandra Jackson, Muscle Shoals, AL, Sisters in law: Tracy Woodie, Mavis Howard both of Rochester, NY, Lillian “Tolu” Reeder, Sheffield, AL, Mary “Kathy” Ricks, Florence, AL, Mecko Johnson, Leighton, AL, Mary Ray Ricks, Robertsdale, AL, Aunts: Rosella Scruggs, Dayton, OH, Bertha L. Ricks, Sarah (William) Hayley, Mary Ann Ricks all of Leighton, AL, Rebecca “Beck” Larson, Chynthia Lewis, Charolette Lewis all of Rochester, NY. Special Nephews: DyRecus “Bugg” Ricks, O’Marquis “Pea” Ricks, Byron “Jaye” Pleasant, Jr., all of Florence, AL, Special Nieces: Tamera “Tam” Johnson, Tarricka “Tae” Burns, Terricks “Fruitty” Ricks all Florence, AL. Special great nieces E’lysia Ricks and Kymani McClain. And a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


Public Viewing
October 31, 2021

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Funeral Home
3935 East 2nd St.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Funeral Service
November 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Funeral Home
3935 East 2nd St.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Interment following funeral service
November 1, 2021

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
12260 County Line Road
Leighton, AL 35646

Family Address

Ricks Family Address
2015 Shade Avenue
Florence, AL 35630

Please note
*Pastor Marcus Motton of New Remnant Worship Center, will be officiating the funeral service. *Face Masks Are Required and Must Be Worn At All Times During The Service.
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