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Lucille Hicks, a former Foursquare missionary who served faithfully in several countries, is now with the Lord. She passed away on April 5, 2013, at age 96.

Born Mary Lucille Hicks, Lucille was a L.I.F.E. Bible College (now known as Life Pacific College) graduate who served as the vice president of the “Commandos Class” during her sophomore year. She was a missionary in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua; she served Foursquare for a total of 68 years.

She was first appointed as a missionary to South America in 1953. She attended language school in Costa Rica and became a children’s pastor there in 1954, serving 300 children three to four days per week.

Lucille spent most of her missionary years in Costa Rica and Panama, but also spent a short season in Nicaragua. During her time in Costa Rica, she distributed to the local people much-needed supplies and gifts, which were often sent by United Foursquare Women groups at U.S. Foursquare churches. She also worked to open a church in Escazu, Costa Rica.

Lucille’s brother, the late Roy H. Hicks Sr., went to be with the Lord in 2008.

Contributions can be made in honor of Lucille to the Global Missions Fund.

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