December 23, 1942 - July 24, 2021
This is the joyful celebration of the homegoing of our dearly loved mother, Margaret Theresa Thurston-Ricks, born in the year of 1942 on December 23rd in Pompano Beach, Florida. The ninth child of thirteen children to the late James Thurston and the late Rosa Mae Gaston Thurston. She joined the heavenly, host on Saturday, 24th of July 2021. There she met with her husband Billy Ricks and her siblings who transitioned long before her. Margaret Theresa Thurston Ricks grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. She attended Blanche Ely High School where she graduated in 1960. After graduating, she was the owner/manager of Hobo’s Restaurant. Later in life she worked in the cafeteria with the Broward County School Board. Looking back over her life, she was like a protective covering over her children, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and sisters-in-law. Margaret was the glue that kept the family together. She cared for the sick, babysat, cooked for family gatherings, and kept in touch with everyone. She was loving, kind, courageous, loved and beloved throughout her family, church and community. Margaret was a faithful, lifelong member of the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where she worked tirelessly in many different ministries, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Red Circle & Sunshine Band, Mass Choir, Women’s Ministry, Kitchen Committee, Food Pantry, and the Finance Department. She was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Pompano Beach-Westside and the Ely Class of 1960. Margaret was married to the late Billy Carl Ricks, who was her loving husband for years. Together they have two beautiful and loving children, Darryl and Pamela. Margaret is survived by her son, Darryl Anthony Ricks (Marie), Miami, Florida; daughter, Pamela Diana Ricks-Davis (Johnnie), Pompano Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Deandre, Darius (LaLa), Deronne (Ashley); six great-grandchildren, Laila, Draylyn, DeAndre Jr, Shaziya, DeAndre, Malachi and Michaela; with thirteen siblings she was pre-deceased by Percy (Queen) Thurston, Theodus (Pearl) Thurston, Perry (Vernerva) Thurston, James (Mable) Thurston, Leona Sumpter and Alfred (Juanita) Thurston. She leaves to mourn Rosetta (Leon deceased) Branch, Henry (Muriel) Thurston, Joyce McGirt, Darlene Thurston, Larry (Josephine) Thurston, Kenneth (Victoria) Thurston. Godchildren, Kortney Walker, Precious Taylor, Bruce Newbold and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss her dearly.
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