Norman Burton Ricks

March 30, 1939 - November 26, 2021

03/30/1939 - 11/26/2021

Past Services

Monday November 29, 2021
11:30 am
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

CONWAY, NC – Norman Burton Ricks, 82, of Gilmer Ricks Road, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Bryan Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotland Neck. A native of Northampton County, Mr. Ricks was born in Halifax County on March 30, 1939 to  Gilmer and Flossie Ricks.

He retired from Union Camp of Franklin after working 36 years in the roll finishing department and spent his retirement years being an avid hunter and fisherman.

Along with his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his uncle, John Albert Martin and his aunt, Emma Alice Martin.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Josephine Martin Ricks, of the home; two sons, Mark Ricks (Cathy), Anthony Ricks (Vera) of Conway; one daughter, Norma Jo Drewette (Bobby) of Jackson. Also surviving are four grandchildren; Jason Ricks (Tish), Jamie Taylor (Opie) of Conway; Mindy Drewette (Ashley) of Jackson; Shane Bradshaw of Sedley; three great grandchildren; Sarah Kate Ricks, Karson Ricks, and Trent Taylor.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Conway Cemetery at 11:30 am with Rev. Willie McLawhorn officiating.

Special thanks to Lesley Smith and all the staff that took great care of Mr. Ricks during his stay at Bryan Rehabilitation Center in Scotland Neck.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Conway Baptist Church, PO Box 160, Conway, NC 27820 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Ricks family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ronnie & Sharon Woodard
2 years ago

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May you each find peace in the coming days as you share special memories together.

2 years ago


Brenda Brickell and Sidney Allen
2 years ago

Josephine and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May God help with comforting you all.

Laveka Jarrell
2 years ago

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Lisa Clark Futrell
2 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jean Ricks Lucas
2 years ago

Jo and family,
My heartfelt condolences to each of you. I’ve probably known Norman all my life and he and Jo were always friends and classmates. Love and prayers to all the family.

Mike and Margaret Aston
2 years ago

Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Priscilla P. Vincent
2 years ago

Extending condolences to the Ricks family in the passing of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Wheeler Martin
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Norman Burton. My thoughts and prayers are with the family; May God guide and direct you all through this very difficult time .