Funeral service for Mrs. Crissy Hicks will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Fall Creek Baptist Church in Norene, TN with Dr. Hunter Hay officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenvale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and on Saturday after 10:00 A.M. at Fall Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hicks, age 47 of Norene passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at her home.
Born October 7, 1975, in Madison, Tennessee, she is the daughter of the late Jimmy Asbury Miller and Pattie Sue Underwood Miller. She enjoyed a 22-year career at WTW (Willis Towers Watson) as an Insurance Broker Assistant, and was a member of Greenvale Community Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rhonda Fryer and Carol Miller.
She is survived by her husband Joshua M. Hicks with whom she would have celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on July 27th; two children: Hailey N. Hicks and Zachary M. Hicks; sister, Karla (Richard) Kampa; numerous nieces and nephews; cousin Debbie Towne (George); and Shannon Ivie, a chosen sister in life.
Honorary pallbearer: Jared Ebbert
Active pallbearers: Justin Ebbert, Miller Kampa, Caleb Gill, Dane Ivie, Gregg Jennings, and George Towne.
Farmhouse living was one of Crissy’s lifelong dreams and she and her husband, Josh, were able to realize that dream in 2022. Just before Crissy learned, after 10 years in remission, her cancer had returned, they purchased their farmhouse. The small town of Norene welcomed the Hicks family, embracing them with true southern hospitality and showing them the ways of country living.
Crissy loved spending her final year of life caring for their critters with Josh. She could often be seen at the fence feeding the goats or rocking on the front porch with her dogs by her side. While Crissy’s time of farmhouse living was cut short, it was here she was able to watch her children make the transition into their young adult lives. Crissy was determined to see her daughter, Hailey, graduate from the University of Alabama Huntsville with her degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering. She also fought, determined to extend her final days on this earth so she was able to celebrate her son, Zachary’s, 20th birthday. This demonstrates in part, who Crissy was. She was strong, determined, and courageous.
Through Crissy’s journey with cancer, there were many friends and family members who stepped up to offer their love and support for the entire Hicks family. For this, Crissy was more grateful than words can express. Still, there was a small group of ladies, often referred to as Crissy’s Angel Army, who coordinated and provided meals, rides to doctor’s appointments and treatments, helped decorate for the holidays, and anything else Crissy or her family needed. These ladies were unwavering in their support. Like others, they loved Crissy because of who she was: A vibrant light in this world, who accepted others without judgement, and lived life loving all.
Crissy’s legacy can continue if we live and love by her example. #JustLove
Memorials may be made to Sherry’s Hope in honor of Crissy’s Crew.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com