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Sharon Gail Hanks

Sharon Gail Hanks, 74, died Oct. 26, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nora Bliss Collins; her brother, Bill Collins; and her daughter, Rhonda Brasseal.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Hanks; daughter, Karen Biedenharn; son, Richard T. Hanks; and grandchildren, Anna Brasseal, Richard “Lee” Hanks, Herman “Indy” Biedenharn, Olivia Biedenharn; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She retired from the Vicksburg Police Department, where she worked as a crossing guard. She also volunteered countless hours at Vicksburg Catholic Schools, where her children attended.

She served as a Girl Scout Troop leader and as a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Sharon’s life was centered around her family and close friends. She never missed an event or opportunity to volunteer her time in support of her children and grandchildren. Her love and support were unconditional and irreplaceable. She will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to Dr. Paul Pierce III, Dr. Paul Pierce IV, Dr. Sam Pierce, Dr. Sohall, nurse Rachel Davidson and all the caregivers at Kindred Home Health.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000  Indiana Ave,  from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by graveside service at Cedar Hill Cemetery.