The Community Mourns the Loss of Audrey Plick
Los Angeles, CA -- Audrey Plick was born Audrey Marie Joseph in Ventress, Louisiana, was the fifth of nine children. She is predeceased by six of her siblings, Lucille, Hazel, Clifton, Madeline, and Aljire. She is survived by her siblings Louis Joseph and Gloria Jones. Following the death of her mother, Audrey, at a very young age moved to New Orleans. She lived with relatives, who parented her while she attended school. Her first marriage was short-lived, but she was blessed with a son, Robert, whom she loved and raised as a single parent. She later met and married George Plick, and was blessed with three additional children, George Jr., Eleanor, and Leonard.
Highly dedicated to the pursuit of education, Audrey volunteered her expertise at many levels; beginning with pre-school, where she taught for many successful years, and had a positive impact on both students as well as staff. As a teacher, she remained a student, continuing her pursuit of knowledge as a life-long quest. Her search for knowledge was always tempered with love. She was a firm believer in the expression, ‘People won’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care’; everyone who knew her, knew she cared.
She strongly encouraged all her family members to embrace the opportunities presented before them. Her sense of extended family and community extended her vigor beyond immediate family. She readily “adopted’ those whom she felt she could provide wisdom and support. Her community involvement caused her to have positive influences amongst numerous others.
Her dedication to many aspects of her life did not escape her enthusiasm for sports. She was a loyal Laker fan and remained loyal to her hometown town team the New Orleans Saints. She cheered emphatically for family members involved in any sport activity. Though she did not participate in any sport, she remained active throughout her life; walking, lifting weights, even jumping rope.
Once you became part of her team, she would stand by you through all the wins, but especially the losses with a “never give up attitude.”
Audrey always demonstrated a strong belief in God and Jesus, but her faith was renewed and solidified in 1976 when she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. Audrey was introduced to West Angeles Church of God in Christ in 1980 by a dear friend, Delois Turner. In 1990 George and Audrey became members and attended West Angeles on a regular basis. She began each day with a scripture reading to guide her and would not leave home without a prayer. Her strong faith and belief enabled her to introduce many to Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Audrey is survived by her husband George Plick, children Robert Terrance, George Plick Jr. Eleanor Nieves, and Leonard Plick, grandchildren Eboni Norman-Terrance, Kamau Adisa Norman-Terrance, Reginald White Jr., Alana Plick, Micah Plick, and Joshua Plick, great-grandchild Deshaun Myles, and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and host of loving extended family and friends.
As a tribute to her memory, the family has established a scholarship in her name for young students. Contributions may be given to West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Attention Gladys Ross, COO, (memo: in honor of Audrey M. Plick.)