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A service for Antoinette Hicks, 20, who had hoped to turn her commitment to public service into a police career, will be held at noon Tuesday in Antioch Baptist Church, 1327 Fillmore Ave. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.

The 1999 Kensington High School graduate died Monday (Sept. 18, 2000) in Buffalo General Hospital, a month after suffering kidney failure. She had joined Ellicott Development Co.'s cleaning staff shortly before becoming ill.

"She was very high-spirited and outgoing. She had many friends," said her mother, Pamela Hicks Monroe.

Ms. Hicks earned an award from Kensington's Academy of Public Service program for 150 hours of volunteer service to veterans and received a certificate of appreciation from Women for Human Rights and Dignity. She also completed the school's ROTC program.

She had planned to take the Buffalo Police Department entrance exam, her mother said.

Ms. Hicks was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and its Youth Choir, and helped to teach the nursery class in Sunday school.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her father, Antonio Johnson; stepfather, Derrick Monroe; maternal grandparents, James and Willie Lee Hicks; paternal grandparents, Jesse and Alberta Johnson; stepgrandfather, Eugene Clemons; great-grandmother, Annie Jordan; two sisters, Tracy and Ayesha; two brothers, Darrell and Terrance; a half-brother, Jamar; and a half-sister, Shawnice.


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