Deanna Leigh Hicks Deanna Leigh Hicks, age 48, of Elk Park, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Friday, October 12, 2018. She was born August 29, 1970 in Banner Elk, NC to Dennis Ward and Kate Greene Ward. Deanna was a devoted wife of 27 years to Lynn Hicks and was a cherished daughter. She was a mother who loved her children dearly and an aunt who loved her nieces and nephews as her own. She was the best kind of sister and friend and was truly devoted to the Lord. Words cannot do justice to the joy she brought to her family and all those who had a privilege of knowing her. Revelation 21:4 reads, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away”. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Butler, TN (Hwy 321). In addition to her parents, Dennis and Kate Ward, Deanna is survived by her husband, Lynn, daughter, Sonya Hartley and husband Matthew Hartley, son Kyle Hicks, brother, Brent Ward and wife Lisa, sister, Jodie Ward, brother, Brandon Ward and wife Emile, sister-in-law, Jessica Trivett and husband Jeff all of Flat Springs, Nieces and Nephews, Emma, Tyler, Tate and Brodie Ward and Katie and Saleigh Daniels. The family will receive friends Monday, October 15, 2018 from 1- 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Mission Church with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Richard Trivette and Lynn Hicks officiating. Pallbearers will be Kyle Hicks, Shawn Ward, Jared Ward, Tyler Ward, Brent Ward, Brandon Ward. Graveside service and burial will follow from the Beech Mountain Regular Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.