Jessie Leona Hicks

May 11, 1946 - May 2, 2021
Jessie Hicks

Jessie Leona Hicks, age 74, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at her home. She was born May 11, 1946, in Lebanon, MO, the daughter of Alexander Lee Williams and Jewel Lonnie Sherrer Williams. Besides raising her family, Jessie managed multiple rental properties. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing, and shopping. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Larry of the home; 5 sons, Eddie Piatt and wife Glenda, Nevada, MO, Michael Piatt, Lenexa, KS, Donald Piatt and wife Heather, Reno, NV, Troy Piatt and wife Tonya, Ft. Scott, and Nathan Hicks and wife Latisha, Ft. Scott; 2 daughters, Julie Tavis and husband David, Jasper, MO, and Joie Moore, Ft. Scott; 3 brothers, John, Joe, and Jeff Williams; 2 sisters, Janet Jackson-Materanek, and Pat Nance; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jerry and James Williams; a sister, June Loomis, a great grandson, Canaan Rons; and her parents.

Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Thursday, May 6th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested the American Kidney Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at