Promoted to Glory: Major Linda Hicks
Major Linda Hicks, 74, was Promoted to Glory on April 3, 2023, in Rutherford County, Tennessee. She was a native of Louisville, Kentucky.
Linda Carol Lanham was born on March 16, 1949, to parents Charles and Lillian Lanham, and was raised along with her eight siblings—four brothers and four sisters.
Major Linda served as a Salvation Army officer alongside her husband, Roy, for 27 years. Her life was a living testimony to all who knew and loved her. Her main desire was to show everyone how wide, long, high, and deep God’s love is for everyone. Appropriately, she was commissioned on October 1, 1997, as a member of the Messengers Of God’s Love Session.
Together, Majors Roy and Linda Hicks served their entire career in the Kentucky-Tennessee Division. They were assigned to the Nashville Magness Corps, first as assistant officers followed by a stint as corps officers. From there, they commanded corps in Madisonville, Ashland, Bowling Green, and Frankfort, Kentucky.
They retired from active service in 2015.
Major Linda Hicks is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Major Roy Hicks; two brothers, Charles Lanham and Kenneth Lanham; and two sisters, Debra Lanham and Patti Jo Thomasson.
She is survived by her two sons, Captain Brian (Crystal) Hicks, Robert (Tonya) Hicks, and one daughter, Joy (Dwight) Wildes as well as two brothers, Mike Lanham and Dennis Lanham; two sisters, Shirley Auter and Mary Sue Thompson; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held on April 11, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Louisville Portland Corps.