Violet Louise (Ricks) Atkins passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Kingsland, Texas, at the age of 88. She was born in Sabinal, Texas, to James E. Ricks and Geneva (VanCleave).
Violet was a Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Great-Grandmother, and Great-Great-Grandmother, a woman of many titles. For every one of those titles, she gave it her all.
She was also an avid golf player for which she earned the title at the ladies golf championship in Austin in the ’70s. In her later years, she met many golfers, who all grew to love her fun-loving spirit, at the Llano golf course.
She was also a very successful business owner, owning her own bakery in Westlake called Violet’s Delectables, famous for her Oreo cheesecake, Bailey Square chocolate cake, Ranger cookies, sweet rolls, and kolaches. If you visited Violet’s once, you were hooked forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. Ricks (March 26, 1992) and Geneva (VanCleave) (February 19, 1996); and son Robert Dale Fritts (July 7, 1956-October 4, 1965).
Violet is survived by her son Raymond Fritts and wife Cristina; daughters, Cheryl Fritts (Ray), and Lisa Lewis and husband Bubba; eight grandchildren, Nova, Jason, Regina, Georgia, Ross Brookshire and wife Nicole, Jeff, Lenzy and Josh Miller, and Brooks; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011, or St. Jude’s Hospital ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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