Opaline Majors Hicks Richard was born October 6, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to the late Charles A. and Almeta L. Majors.
She was the oldest of four children. She lived with the family in Texas until they moved to Albuquerque in 1943.
Mrs. Majors Hicks Richard retired from Albuquerque Public Schools after thirty years. She was also very active in her local community and served as an election poll worker in her district.
Opaline grew up in Grant Chapel AME Church, where her mother was an ordained Deaconess. She later moved her membership to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband Deacon Lamar Richard were very active.
Opaline leaves to cherish her memory, children; Isaiah Hicks III (Goldie), Novis Holmes, and Darrell Majors (Marsha) all of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tommie Lee (Isaac) of San Antonio, Texas, Ruth Peoples of San Diego, California, and Teresa Webb (John) of Shreveport, Louisiana, sister, Claudette Majors of Tampa, Florida and sister-in law Joyce Majors of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also has 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by husband, Deacon Lamar Richard, daughter, Debbie Hicks-Wilkerson, son Kenneth Hicks, parents Charles and Almeta Majors, brothers, Willie Dee Majors and Charles Harrison Majors.
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