July 26, 1932 ~ February 18, 2022

Born in: Ohio County, KY
Resided in: Ohio County, KY

Edna Colleen “Burris” Hicks Leisure, 89 of the Prentiss Community of Ohio County, passed away, Friday, February 18, 2022. She was born July 26, 1932 in Cools Springs Community of Ohio County to the late Oakley and Ruby Shirl Brown Burris. She was a life time member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church, retired from Bellsouth/AT&T after 35 years; she loved quilting, telling stories from the older years, going to hear special music at different churches, visiting her grandbabies in Alaska, and visiting Hawaii.
Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Milford Harkless “Lucky” Hicks and 2nd husband, Calvin Leisure, SR., and one step-son, Jimmy Roger (Jimmy-John) Hicks.
Survivors include five children, Cynthia (Ron) Woodrum, Rebecca (Bill) Hall-Quigg, Jenny (Daymond) Geary, Nancy Hicks, and Robert (Estella) Hicks, two sisters, Madelene Coleman and Shirley Jean (John) Swindells. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00PM, Monday, February 21, 2022 at Slaty Creek Baptist Church in Prentiss, with Rev. Daymond Geary and Bro. Tim Hall officiating. Burial will be in Slaty Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Prentiss. Friends may visit with the family of Edna Collen Hicks Leisure from 10AM until time of service Monday at the church.
Hartford Memorial Funeral Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Leisure. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Edna Colleen Hicks Leisure and sign her virtual guestbook at www.morrisfamilyservices.com

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. She was a loving mother. Treated my better than my own. She will greatly missed by all.

  2. Sorry to hear about Colleen passing. She was one of a kind and I should have kelp in touch with her more. We would visit when we were young. My grand mother was Lou Abney sister to aunt Beck.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I always thought Colleen was such a beautiful women.

  4. I will always see her as young, energetic, back in the Indiana days when she worked for the phone company. Always smiling and always in charge! She will be greatly missed until we meet again in Heaven.

  5. Kenneth Carl, Angelia, Chris, Nick & Sara, Roddy Coleman & Lisa Thorpe. We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace.

  6. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for Colleen’s passing. I have been a part of your family for a long time now, as you are part of mine. That means a lot to me. I offer my blessings at this time of transition.

    • Dear Hicks Family,
      We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She had more energy and drive for a lady of her age, I have ever seen. Take comfort in knowing she will always be with you.q
      Matthew and Patty Heltsley

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