LYNCONIA “LYNNIE” RICKS was born on February 19, 1955 in Galveston, Texas. She was the third of five children born to Johnnie Berotte and Gwendolyn Berotte. She received her education in Galveston, graduating from Ball High School. She also attended San Jose City College, where she received certifications in Early Childhood Development. At a very young age, she was baptized at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
In 1974, Lynconia moved to San Diego, California with her son, Charles “Smokey” Emeal Berotte to live with her older brother, Charles Berotte. She met her husband, Herman Ricks during that same year and eventually married on January 13, 1978. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of eight. She instilled the importance of unconditional love, passion, and resilience into her children.
She was deeply passionate about helping others, especially the most vulnerable and held multiple positions as a caretaker. Lynconia enjoyed sewing, cooking, dancing, traveling, pampering babies, and showering her children and grandchildren with gifts. She will be greatly remembered for her selfless love; for her strength, and her will to fight tremendous battles. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Lynconia Ricks, who was surrounded by family and friends, answered her call from Heaven and it is there where you will see her again.
She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Berotte; her mother, Gwendolyn Carpenter; and brother, Johnnie Berotte II.
Lynconia leaves behind her husband, Herman Ricks; three children: Charles “ Smokey” Berotte, Hayonna “Yonna” Ricks Collier (Troy), Herman “Mouchey” Ricks II (Crystal), eight grandchildren: Onezia Berotte, Aaron Quinn, Jonah Ledesma, Elise Ricks, Aneesa Ricks, Nora Collier, Olivia Ricks, and Alaina Collier, three brothers: Charles Berotte, Anthony Berotte (Gayle), and Grover Berotte (Jackie); seven sisters in laws, five brothers in laws, one aunt, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honor the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all
your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight
(PROVERBS 3: 5-6)
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