Mynell Hicks

Obituary of Mynell Ann Hicks

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Mynell Ann Hicks was the only child of Tilman and Bernice Hembry Hicks, and the only grandchild of Annie and Leon Hembry. As an adored only child, Mynell enjoyed extensive educational and travel experiences at a young age.

She published her typed, hard-cover autobiography, with photos and an index, as part of an N.W. Harlee Elementary School language arts project in February 1957. At the age of 13, Mynell wrote:

To Mother and Dad

For your love, patience and guidance may I dedicate this

autobiography to you in honor of your parents, grandparents and

great great-grandparents who made our lives possible.


Writing about her aspirations, Mynell continued:


My ideals for the future are to learn many different skills

so that I can earn my own living, enjoy, appreciate, and engage in

the many worthwhile activities life has to offer. Finally,

I desire to be so prepared that I will be able to

share a wealth of experiences with others.


Mynell accomplished her goals by graduating from James Madison High School in 1961 where many of her long-term relationships were forged. She attended college in San Diego, California then returned to Dallas where she earned her license to practice vocational nursing in 1980. Mynell joined the United States Postal Service in 1984 where she served over 27 years and received numerous awards recognizing her workplace contributions.


Mynell enjoyed regularly attending worship services at Smith Chapel AME where she was a lifelong member, connecting with family and friends, exercising, travelling, and volunteering. She was an active member of the Cedar Crest Estates Homeowners Association, the Tenth Street Historic District Homeowners Association, and proudly participated in the James Madison High School Alumni Association class of ‘61.


Mynell leaves to mourn her passing cousins Karen Hembry, Ph.D. (Warren Hogue, III), Lisa Hembry, James Randolph Farris, M.D., Troy Kevin Farris, Ed.D., James Randolph Farris, III Esq., Karma Von Burg (Philippe), Gabrielle Gardner, John Punch and a host of extended family and close friends. Black and Clark Mortuary Chapel will host Mynell’s funeral services Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 10 A.M. Internment will immediately follow at the Historic Fox-Hembry Cemetery in Lewisville Texas.


The family sincerely appreciates your condolences and expressions of sympathy.

Special thanks to Dr. C. Dennis Williams, Senior Pastor, Smith Chapel AME.

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Visitation (MASK REQUIRED)

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, July 29, 2022
Black & Clark Funeral Home
2517 East Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas, United States

Funeral Home (MASK REQUIRED)

10:00 am
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Black and Clark Funeral Home Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas, United States
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