Col. Lajoic J. Ricks, 84 of Beaumont, Texas passed away at Kindred Hospital in Houston, Texas on Thursday, July 10, 2014. A native of Beaumont she proudly served her country as a nurse in the U. S. Army. where she retired after 20 years of service.
"Love" as she was fondly known to family and friends is survived by her son, Michael James Ricks, Sr. of Lima, Ohio, 9 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and James Williams.
Celebration of Life services for Col. Ricks will be on Friday, July 25, 2014 at West Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 3605 Waco St. here in Beaumont. The visitation will be 9 a.m. until the home going service at 11 a.m. Col. Ricks will be buried with full military honors at Live Oak Memorial Park under the professional care and direction of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.