Alicia Germaine Dick, of Forest Glade, passed away as a sudden and unexpected loss to her family, at Parkview Hospital, on Friday, January 20, 2017, at age 66. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Pavilion in Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pastor Paul Moore of the First Assembly of God of Thornton will officiate. Alicia was born April 4, 1950 to Lee Hightower and Bernice Shell Hightower in Freeport, TX. She became a member of the Willie and Bernice Wittliff family when she was thirteen. Her siblings included four brothers and two sisters. Also, a first cousin, Nettie Reininger, lived in the home one year, and she and Alicia were as close as sisters, for the rest of her life. Alicia attended school in Angleton and later high school in Groesbeck. She attended Beauty School, and worked as a beautician at Nettles Beauty Shop in Groesbeck. Later, Alicia owned the Thornton Café, where she cooked and served meals to the public in the seventies, and she fondly talked about and remembered this experience in her life. Alicia met John Earl Dick after he returned from serving in Viet Nam, and they were united in marriage on August 26, 1969 by Brother Gerald Gibson at his home in Groesbeck. Five years later, their son, John Earl Dick, II was born. Alicia worked at Mexia State School at two different times, for about ten years, in the late eighties. She also worked other places, including the first Walmart store in Mexia, a plant in Mexia manufacturing electric motors, and the Thurman peach farm at Oletha. Alicia enjoyed cooking and being together with her family. She was very close with the family and they all stayed in frequent touch with each other. She and her son John were especially close, talking at least every other night. She remained very close with cousin Nettie Willett, who carried her to most of the doctor appointments. Alicia gave embarrassing nicknames to everyone, especially the nieces, which stuck with them, and which they loved. Alicia loved sewing and crochet and made many afghans and blankets for the family. She loved making and dressing dolls with elaborate ruffles and trims that spread across a bed, and she made them for all her nieces. She loved John Wayne Westerns and George Strait music. Alicia’s major dream was to be a grandparent. She treated her great-niece Zoie like a first grandchild, and then her dream was realized five years ago with the birth of her grandson, Robert Earl Dick. “Bobby Bear” became his nickname, and he was the joy and light of her life. She in fact, became “tech savy” to keep in closer touch with him. Alicia was baptized in the Assembly of God Church in Mexia and pastored by Paul and Glenna Moore, in Mexia and later in the Thornton Assembly of God Church. Alicia was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Wittliff; her father, Lee Hightower; grandparents, Nettie and Elmer J. Shell and Willie and Lillie Wittliff; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Ruby Mae Dick; brothers, Robert A. Hightower and Elton D. McDaniel; and nephew, Jerry Ray McDaniel; and brother-in-law, Clifford Stout. She is survived by her husband, John Earl Dick of Forest Glade; son and daughter-in-law, John and Shan (Raven) Dick II of Houston; grandson, Robert Earl Dick of Houston; step-father and his wife, Willie Wittliff and Elvie of Angleton; brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Elaine McDaniel of Thornton; sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and David Roberts of Groesbeck; sister, Rory Wittliff of Thornton; brother, Sheldon McDaniel of West; brother-in-law and wife, Ricky and Francis Dick of Thornton; sister-in-law, Sue and Bobby Allen of Cisco; sister-in-law, Louise Rogers of McAllen; cousin and her husband, Nettie and Rodney Willett of Groesbeck; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.