I am Daris J. Hicks born September 29, 1975 in East Saint Louis, Illinois. I am the son of Rhoda W. Hicks and the late Jesse Daris Hicks. I am the husband of LeKim Hicks and the father of three beautiful children, Nehemiah J., Hannah V. and Josiah J. Hicks. I started working in the Funeral Service industry in 1993. "my very first funeral!" I then went off to college to earn a B.S. in Business Administration of Marketing degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1999. I later earned a 3 year teaching provisional from Fontbonne University in Special Education in 2007-2010. I have worked in the Illinois and Missouri public school districts for over 10 years while still maintaining constant employment with the Funeral Service industry. To be able to serve my community as minister, hearse driver, limo driver, and removal associate for over 18 years!!! I can attest that this is still one of the best jobs ever! Every job I have ever worked I was told I was a professional and hard worker that’s because of myFuneral Service grooming and teaching!!!