Tyvis Hicks

Tyvis Roinard "Ty" Hicks

Monday, July 15th, 2002 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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King Tyvis Roinard Hicks, better known as Ty, went home to be with the LORD. He was born at Dekalb Medical Center on July 15, 2002 and gained his wings on May 8, 2020.

He was a dedicated member of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral led by Bishop Dale C. Bronner, Sr since birth. This God-fearing young man served in many ministries throughout the church. However, the Hospitality Ministry was his true calling. His gift of hospitality extended outside the walls of the church.

His love of sports began at the age of 3, where he began playing T-ball at the East Point Recreation Center. He also played travel baseball with Foundation Sports and Elevate. During his stint with baseball, he added football and basketball to his sports repertoire. He began playing football at Forest Park Recreation Center at the age of 5. He started playing basketball at the age of 5 at College Park Recreation Center. He excelled in all of these sports, but he loved basketball the most. He had to end his love of playing sports once he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He did not allow this diagnosis to stop him from contributing to the sports community. He became a sports manager for basketball and soccer at Hapeville Charter Schools. He also worked the scoreboard and concession stand at the organizations where he played as well as his school.

He attended Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary where he learned sign language and won a MP3 player at a sign language competition. Then he went on to Hapeville Charter Middle School and Hapeville Charter Career Academy where he graduated in May of 2020. He was accepted into several colleges. However, he chose to attended Albany State University where he was planning to get a degree in Mass Communications. He was planning on becoming a Radio Sports Broadcaster.

Tyvis has reunited with several loved ones including but not limited to maternal grandparents, Rufus and Christine Williams, maternal uncle, Gerald Williams, paternal great-grandmother Rosalie Pazant, paternal grandfather Thomas Roy Hicks, Sr, paternal uncle Alvin Edward Hicks and paternal great-uncle Edward Pazant.

His legacy will live on through his mother and father Mygnon “Mimi” and Thomas “Roy” Hicks, II. His sisters Jessica, Thomaria and T’yana and brother TJ. Grandmothers Valeria Wilridge, Lauretta Pazant and Irene Hicks. His god-sisters Darian Ashley Lee and Brianna Henderson and god-brothers Jordan Jenkins, Brandon and Brian Henderson. His god parents Tony and Tanevery Jenkins and James and Sadonya Henderson. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He had a special relationship with his niece Aariyah whom he affectionately called “cutie”. He also had a special friendship with Jarin Mobasshira, Savion Smith and Armani Hitchcock.

“We know that God causes everything to WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” Romans 8:28
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 7:30pm
    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 10:00am - 7:30pm
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 1:30pm
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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    Due to social distancing protocols, attendance for the funeral service is limited to immediate family only. The funeral will be livestreamed on this page for the convenience of those who are unable to attend in person.
  • Reception

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 |
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
    Jazzy J Banquet Hall
    5134 Old National Hwy Suite I
    College Park, Georgia 30349
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    Immediately Following The Service * All Attendees Must Wear Masks


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Tanevery Jenkins

Posted at 12:49pm
I love you like I love my own, I feel like I have loat my own, we were more than friends,we are and will forever be Family, today is a hard day, the most genuine, loving soul that I know. I will cherish the many days and nights you spent with us.

My heart breaks because you are gone but another wise young Man (TJ) had to remind me that God needed you and we now have Our Angel to look after us.
I have held on to this picture since your 1st birthday.
We Love You Tyvis
Tan Tony, Jordan Chicaria and Jaz Jenkins

Moriah Williams

Posted at 09:32pm
Love you, cousin
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Your Family at Fin & Feathers

Posted at 08:33pm
May God fill your heart and soul with peace and comfort.
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Lisa Dee

Posted at 07:52pm
I had the pleasure of teaching science to Tyvis his 8th grade year at HCMS! Tyvis would literally be there with us EVERY DAY after school and would come up on Saturdays as well for Saturday school (just to be there)! He always had such a jovial spirit and was always a breath of fresh air. I would often scream his name for doing something silly then burst out in laughter because it was always in good fun. He NEVER got in trouble. He is a student I will always remember with his kid brother personality. Never did I imagine having to write this, but I know you left a positive mark in many hearts during your time here on earth! You can play all you want now, worry free! Love always and forever... Ms. Cain

Patsi Baldwin-Jackson & family

Posted at 11:46am
Keeping you and family in prayer during this time. All our babies are precious. May Tyvis' wings be illuminated by God's glory, forever.
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