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“So sorry to hear this. Noni was an awesome friend. Gonna miss you dearly my sistah and friend. May God bless your spirit. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Lenora Johnson - Warren, MI

“So sorry to hear this. Noni was an awesome friend. Gonna miss you dearly my sistah and friend. May God bless your spirit. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lenora Johnsob - Warren, MI

“My deepest sympathy. Pat was a person you could not forget. Enjoyed her at our family reunions. Will miss her! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Walker - Byron, GA

“Sending all my love to the family of Our Noni!Noni I will miss our long phone conversations and most of all our laughter! Will miss seeing you at...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Hunt - Kansas City, MO

“Noni Gee, was a beautiful, compassionate, and dedicated teacher and activist in our community. Although there are many memories of her with the...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Shushanna Shakur - Detroit, MI

“My dear friend Noni, I'm going to miss you greatly. We've been friends for over 40 years, you're the Godmother of my oldest son. My memories of you...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Tonya Byers - Auburn Hills, MI

“Seasoned Indigo Sisterhood of Detroit share in the saddnesd of the passing of our dearly belived revolutionary Queen Sista Noni. May our ancestors...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Nsombe Famodou - Lithonia, GA

“Pat was always so very happy to be around family and made an assertive effort to express her love to all of us. We will miss her dearly, but will...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Vivian McGhee - GA - Family

“Rest well Aunt Noni...You will definitely be missed Diva!!! Love you Terri Gee ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Terri Gee - Pomona, CA

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Friend. I will miss your laughter and your kindness. We will meet again Love you rest in heaven. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Zelda Thomas - Redford, MI

“Warren and Susie sending my sincere condolences to you and your family ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Toni Fisher - Hartford, CT

“Deepest sympathy j ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Juanita Nix - Detroit, MI

“Warren and SusieI am sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful sister. I know that there are no words that will ease this pain yet,I want to...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Richardson - Richmond, VA

“Noni, You are with God in Heaven. May your soul Rest In Peace. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sonya Mouzon - Family

“Pat, I'll miss that radiant smile. Rest on in Jesus' arms. Your cousin, Gwen Oliver Hendley ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Oliver-Hendley - FL

“I will how comforting it was have my hair wrapped by Noni, eat delicious vegetarian food and truly learn about African Culture as a teenager. Peace...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Howard - Detroit, MI

“My condolences to the family and the girls. I got the news today. Please reach out to me if you all need anything done here in Michigan. Tell the...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Sherrice Jones - Detroit, MI


Ms. Patricia Ann (Hicks) Gee, 74, of Mountain Laurel Dr., passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, after a long illness.

Ms. Gee was born March 15, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA, daughter to the late, Clarence Thomas and Ollie (Oliver) Trawick.

"Noni", as she was known as, was educated in the Public School System and graduated from Crosby High School, in CT. She also attended and graduated from Wayne State University and received her Master's Degree from Cambridge College in MA. Ms. Gee was a devoted school teacher for over 30 years, in the Detroit School System. Noni was also a master seamstress and enjoyed creating Afrocentric outfits for her family and friends. Noni was an important part of the cultural history of Detroit. She was a dedicated member of the UNIA and other Pan Africanist organizations. She was also an entrepreneur, sharing an African Art and Imports boutique space with George 'Papa' Zampty, who was Marcus Garvey's right hand man and the secretary general of the UNIA. Noni was creative, talented and very successful. She outgrew Zampty's space and eventually opened her own boutique, where she imported African clothing and fabric, made jewelry, designed and sewed African styled clothing and braided hair. She loved to travel. She was the family historian, a counselor, as well as a devoted member of her church, Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Detroit, MI. In 2019, She relocated back to Waterbury in to be closer to her family and attended Zion Baptist Church She loved the Lord and her faith was unwavering. She had a smile that could light up the room and always brought joy to those around her.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her siblings; Warren Trawick and Susan Trawick, both of Waterbury, Clarence A. Thomas Jr. of Flint, MI, Raymond A. Thomas of Fairbanks, AK, Christopher B. Thomas Young of Buffalo, NY, Lisa L. Thomas of Las Vegas, NV and Craig A. Thomas of Rochester, NY, nieces, nephews; Sonja (Roland) Hicks-Crawford of Carmel, NY, Anika Mouzon of Waterbury, CT, Rashida Trawick of Dacula, GA, Aishah (Ricky) Muhammad of Far Rockaway, NY, Korry Brown of Jacksonville, FL, Lance Brown of CA, Lopez Brown of Miami, FL, Roger (Tracy) Burress of Hamden, CT, Warren Trawick of Waterbury, CT, Patrice (Derrick) Jones of Albany, GA, Lynette (David) Hicks- Cordero of Ocoee, FL, great nieces and nephews; Victoria (Kenneth) Jackson of Dacula, GA, Darnell Beasley of East Pointe, ME, Terrell (Shakeira) Robinson of Cocoa, FL, Ricky, Siddiq and Elijah Muhammad of Far Rockaway, NY and Za-Shaun and Zarquavia Burress of Hamden, CT, Great-great nieces and nephew; Terrell Robinson Jr and Zada Robinson of Cocoa, FL and Kenni Jackson of Dacula, GA, Godson; Rasheem Barnett of Rochester Hills, MI, cousins; including her special cousin Bertha Johnson of Auburn Hills, MI, and a host of loving family and friends.

Besides her parents Clarence and Ollie, she was predeceased by her stepfather; Johnny Trawick, husband; Michael Nwalimu Gee, and brothers; Willie Hicks and Michael Thomas,