Obituary for Morgan Breanna Hicks

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Morgan Breanna Hicks

January 18, 1998 - August 12, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce our beloved angel, Morgan Breanna Hicks, was unexpectedly called back home on August 12, 2020. Morgan Breanna Hicks was born on January 18, 1998 in Columbus, Ohio to her parents, Cecil and Tallyn Hicks. At the time of her passing, Morgan was in her final year of fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse and working in the NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She loved to travel and embark on journeys with her beloved family and friends. Morgan was constantly living her best life and she never met a stranger. From the time of birth, Morgan loved spending every possible moment with her Papaw. In 2016, Morgan started dating the love of her life London Carter, together they shared two beautiful dogs, Apollo and King. Her bond with her baby brother was like no other. It was palpable to all when they were in their presence. It was Morgan’s life long goal to ensure her baby brother was always loved, protected, and well taken care off. Morgan is preceded in death by maternal Great Grandparents, Mike and Marie Andrews and Vicki Sayre; paternal Great Grandfather, Richard Baker and  Uncle, Andre Roberts. Morgan is survived by Mother, Tallyn Hicks; Father, Cecil Hicks Jr; brother, Preston Hicks; paternal Grandparents, Cecil Sr. and Deborah Hicks; maternal grandfather, Mike Bianchetti; Aunts, Heather (Dave) Salsgiver, Dashawnda (William) Ross, and Monica Roberts, paternal great grandmother, Valeria Baker; maternal great grandfather, Curly Sayre, and a host of other family and friends. 

A celebration of life will be held on August 29th at Culture located at 6170 Busch Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Family, friends, and loved ones outside of immediate family will be asked to sign up for 1 hour slots in effort to maintain social distancing.  Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.  In addition, food will be served and COVID friendly.


Please use the link below to sign up-

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in support of the NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Please send checks made payable to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to:  

P.O. Box 16810 Columbus, OH  43216-6810 or make gifts online at  (If that is typed into a browser, it will direct to this form:

Andrea Bonny posted on August 25, 2020

Dear Tallyn, I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter Morgan. The Adolescent Medicine team is grieving with you and sending our love your way.

Angela posted on August 22, 2020

Much love and prayers for anyone who was graced with Morgans beautiful spirit in their life. A laughter that still echoes, a smile that lit a room, and a bond with her family like none Ive ever seen. A true earth angel who will be forever missed. 💔

Kathy Harris posted on August 22, 2020

My sincere condolences to your family. Surround each other in love. May grace, mercy and love dwell in your family during this period. Sincerely, Kathy Pettway-Harris

Dawn Edwards posted on August 21, 2020

You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved daughter and family member. I pray you find strength in her memory of her life well lived.

April Tenorio posted on August 21, 2020

May fond memories of Morgan bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to all of her family and friends 🙏❤️

Alexandria Gaiters posted on August 21, 2020

To all of your family and friends i give you my deepest condolences.. i hope you take comfort in knowing that Morgan was truly a bright light in everyone's life she came across. I will never forget the way she treated me.. always so kind and selfless. I hope to treat others the same even on my worst days because that's who she was.


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