Joy Arlene Hicks (Brummette)

Joy Arlene Hicks, 77, of Charlotte passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Sensations Memory Care in Charlotte. She was born February 17, 1940, in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of Earl and Kressa (Calhoun) Brummette. Joy was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time together around the bonfire. Joy loved all things outdoors. Whether it was gardening, picking up sticks, or enjoying a Bud Light with friends, she loved it all. You could also find her frequenting all the local garage sales during the summer months.

The family would like to especially thank the tremendous staff at Sensations in Charlotte and Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their wonderful care during Joy’s illness.

Joy is survived by her children, Jodie (Charlie) McLean of Grand Ledge, Mark (Michele) Montgomery of Charlotte, Janele (Chris) Rankin of Olivet; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Eddy (Marlene) Brummette, Shirley (Dick) Crosslan, Dick (Janet) Brummette, Doug (Joanie) Brummette, Bev Geiser, and Barb Bodell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends at a memorial gathering on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m. at Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte.

Those desiring may make contributions in Joy’s honor to Sensations Memory Care, 511 E Shepherd St., Charlotte, MI 48813; Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 900 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49202; or Eaton County Humane Society, PO Box 233, Olivet, MI 49076.

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