Ms. Wanda Gatlin Hicks, 82, of Lynnville died May 3, 2019.


Ms. Hicks was born Dec. 5, 1936, in Ardmore, Ala., to Ida Mable White and Walter DeWitt Gatlin. As a young woman, she was an exceptional student. She attended Mississippi State, later she became a missionary in Nigeria and eventually excelled as a member of the publishing industry. She moved to Valley Home Farm in 1981 and finally settled into her home.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Valley Home Farm, 1452 Fry Branch Road, Lynnville.


Survivors include daughters, Teresa Lynn Hicks Nilsen and husband Maks of Floro, Norway, Laura Louise Hicks d’Esperonnat and husband Theirry of Laudun, France, Clair Jane Hicks and Giordano Biondani of Evergreen, Colo.; grandchildren, Merissa Lynn Steindal, Audrey Louise d’Esperonnat, Damien Julian d’Esperonnat, Marc Olivier d’Esperonnat; great-grandchildren, Thea Louise Strømsøy, Thale Sofi Strømsøy, Oline Steindal Korneliussen; and step-grandchild Katerina Annemarie Biondani.