Nancy Lee Hicks, 78, of Hendersonville, NC and Dallas, TX passed away on November 25, 2019 at Elizabeth House after a valiant fight with cancer. Nancy grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University, she worked for Proctor and Gamble in Market Research. Her journey then brought her to Dallas, Texas where her outgoing personality and innate charisma led her to a successful career as a Real Estate Broker with Ebby Halliday. During this time she raised two amazing, strong daughters and met the love of her life, Alexander Hicks. Upon marrying Al 27 years ago, they enjoyed a combined family of 8 children. Since that time, their family has grown to include 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren (and growing).
Their passion for travel and cultural exchange led to their active work in Friendship Force, where they traveled, hosted, and made many new friends from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Chile, Italy, Peru, Brazil, Canada, Latvia, Taiwan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and many places in the United States. They enjoyed theater, visual arts, exploring new areas, and engaging in adventures while traveling.
Nancy’s greatest joy was entertaining. Bringing together family and friends allowed her to share her culinary and hostess skills. Growing up in a home where parties were aplenty and generosity the norm, she learned the joy and satisfaction of bring people together to celebrate, whatever the reason. Whether organizing a function at the Richardson Women’s Club or cooking for her bridge group, she strove to provide the most memorable experience and greatest joy!
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Clubhouse, 1500 Fleetwood Plaza, Laurel Park, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm. A gravesite service will be held at the Duncan Family Cemetery at 709 Baker Highway, Huntsville, TN on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 am, where she will reunite with her father, George Ely, and mother, Marjorie Lee Duncan Ely. Pastor and cousin Douglas Fulton Jr. will officiate the service. A lunch will follow at the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau, 17025 Alberta Street, Oneida, Tennessee 37841. If you are able to attend the luncheon after the ceremony, please RSVP via text to Mischelle Raftery 310-994-9278. A final memorial service will be held in Dallas, Texas in the coming weeks. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.jacksonfuneralservice.com.