Mrs. Alecia Hicks, age 37, of Crofton, Maryland passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 3 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1 PM at Dothan Civic Center, 126 N St. Andrews St., Dothan, Alabama 36303.
Alecia (Spoogie) Racquel Massengill-Hicks, age 37, passed away in Camp Springs, Maryland, on March 18, 2021. She was born July 15, 1983 in Biloxi, Mississippi at Keesler Air Force Base to Vanessa Riley-Harris and Michael Massengill.
Alecia was baptized and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, a 2000 Eureka Club Debutante Cotillion Queen, and a 2001 graduate of Northside Methodist Academy in Dothan, Alabama. She was also an alumna of Strayer University, earning an Associates of Arts in Information Systems. She married Derrico Hicks on January 29, 2009 in Washington, DC and welcomed three beautiful girls during their 12 years of marriage.
Alecia worked as a childcare specialist on Andrews Air Force Base for some time, displaying a true passion for child development. Her biggest achievement was being a full-time mother to her Sim, Sam, and Sav. Alecia loved her children with every breath in her body and motherhood welcomed her with open arms. Being a good mom takes courage and Alecia was BRAVE. Alecia was known for her contagious energy and smile. She would light up any room in the pitch dark with her vivacious personality. Alecia had the ability to find magic in the simplest things and that is what made her special.
Alecia was a fashionista, she always had to make a bold statement with her outfit selections from head to toe, and if the shoes weren't clean then you could forget it. She just had an eye for design. She loved assisting models in Dothan Fashion Week and always had to add her special touch before sending models on the runway.
Alecia was a devoted mother, wife and an incredible skater. She enjoyed various activities like basketball, softball, playing her SEGA system, and most importantly music. With her passion for music accompanied by her outgoing persona, she joined a cypher while on vacation in Harlem, New York and hopped in a battle rap on the corner FEARLESSLY. She did not even realize until the end that she was battling Papoose. He stated, "She had authentic, raw talent."
She was preceded in death by her father: Michael Massengill; stepfather: Lee Moore; her beloved grandma: Melvin Massengill; grandpa: Wallace Massengill; uncle: Wallace Massengill, Jr.; her beloved aunt: Bobby Pender; and beloved aunt: Rosemary; her dearest Madea: Thee Willie Ruth Christmas Riley and her childhood friend: Marcus Fain.
She is survived by her husband: Derrico Hicks; and their three daughters: Simora, Sanaiya, and Savannah; her mother: Vanessa Riley Harris (Larry); her sisters: Alexias Moore and Alonah Moore; her beloved and dear aunts: Gail Mitchell, Maleea Davis and Robin Massengill and her loving uncle: David Massengill; her close first cousins: Derrick Carter, Dakari Holsendolph, Sheronda Fuller, Celeste Fuller, Carl (Skeet) Mitchell and Maleea (Muff) Holsendolph; godmother: Letetia Daniels Jackson; godfather: DeLloyd Wilson; god aunt: Sheila Robinson; her beloved mother-in-law: Tonya Barnett; sister-in-law: Nykia Hawkins; aunt-in-law: Cheryl Barnett and grandma-in-law: Marion Barnett.
Alecia had many cousins, extended family, and friends whom she loved dearly, and I hope all the memories we have live long and are cherished forever.
Alecia always said, "Experience is the best teacher, because experience is the best way to learn, otherwise it wouldn't be us who learned but rather those who lived to experience it."
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