Avalon Hicks, 82, of Pearland and formerly of El Campo passed away Oct. 29, 2019 in Houston. She was born July 3, 1937 in Decatur, Miss. to Thomas and Marion Depriest Slaughter.

Prior to retirement, she was a teacher’s aide for the El Campo Independent School District.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Kim Dittlinger and husband Deon of Pearland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Preston M. Hicks.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Garden of Memories in El Campo with Pastor Clyde Grier officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home in El Campo.

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