Denise L. Hicks Parker, 72, died Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Hosparus In-Patient Care Unit in Louisville. A native of Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Charley” and Harriet “Hattie” Dale Hicks.

In addition to her parents, her granddaughter, Ashley Renae Ford, and her great-granddaughter, Ca’Leigh Slaughter, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda L. Edwards of Louisville; her sons, Reginald M. Hicks and Darryl G. Hicks, Sr., both of Shelbyville; her former husband of many years, J. Parker; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023 at St. John United Methodist Church. Rev. Don Burley will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at