Debra June Shedd Hicks was born Aug. 24, 1956, and passed away Jan. 8, 2018. Diagnosed in 2012, Debra proceeded to fight and win against metastatic breast cancer until she decided THE CANCER had had enough. Debra, a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend decided to end her journey after spending the holidays with friends and family.
She is joining her brother, Ronnie Julian Shedd; her father, Franky Julian Shedd; and both sets of her grandparents, who all proceeded her in death.
She is survived by her loving family to include husband of almost 30 years, Bill Hicks; children, Jillian Dale and Jeremy Dale; mother, Beulah Shannon Shedd; brother, Danny Shedd; sisters, Kathy Wilson, Linda Williams and Tammy Newman; mother-in-law, Annie Ruth Nabors; brothers-in-law, Bruce Wilson, James Williams, Carrey Hicks, Brian Zabelle, Jim Green, Archie Hicks; sisters-in-law, Betty Carol Shedd, Cindy Hicks Zabelle, Rebecca Hicks Mizelle; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.
According to her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be a celebration of her life at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. As her favorite color was magenta, please feel free to wear something in that or other shades of pink and purple if you have it.
In lieu of flowers or plants, the family asks that you donate to Hospice Family Care in Huntsville Alabama, which staffs people who provided nothing but the best care and comfort.
Published on January 9, 2018