Mildred Inez Hickox Nelson Thrift, 90, of Hilliard, Fla. passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Orange Park, Fla.
She was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Hoboken, Ga. to the late Noah David Hickox and Amanda Estelle Lee Hickox. She was a homemaker and member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Callahan, Fla. In her younger days, Inez enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning food. Until the end, she took great joy in country music, a clean house and spending time with her children.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Clifford Thrift; a daughter, Susan Estelle Nelson Prescott; four sisters, Thelma Crews, Vera Ingram, Mary Herrin and Annie Maude Hauser; three brothers, James Robert Hickox, Floyd Hickox and David “Dubie” Hickox and a grandchild, Jessica Nelson. Inez was the last of seven siblings.
She is survived by her children, David (Margaret) Nelson, Charles (Susan) Nelson and Debbie (Bill) Hoskison; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. in the Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Thrift officiating. The family received friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed in Winn Cemetery in Blackshear, Ga.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood St., Folkston, GA 31537.