Sybil Hicks’ children knew that a normal obituary wouldn’t suffice for their mom. So, when the matriarch passed away at the age of 81, they ditched the idea of a somber goodbye. Instead, they wrote an obituary that was equal parts savage, bold, funny and heart-wrenching. And Sybil’s kids weren’t the only ones who appreciated her non-traditional send-off; the internet loved it, too.
Sybil had a keen sense of humor, in fact, although her five children and husband, Ron, would remember her for much more than that. For one thing, she had devoted her life to helping others. Professionally, she’d worked as a nurse as well as helping Ron run a school bus company. In her spare time, meanwhile, she’d taught sewing classes and had collected bottles to raise money for charity.