Kaci Hicks-Bessire

kaci hicks-bessire

October 13, 1993 ~ January 5, 2024

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: West Nashville, Tennessee

Kaci Hicks-Bessire- Age 30, passed from this life on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Alive Hospice.

She is preceded in death by her uncle, Michael Hicks.

Kaci is survived by her mother, Helen Hicks; her father, Jimmy Hicks; her 3 children, Andrew Bessire, Tanner Bessire, and Sawyer Bessire; her husband, Andy Bessire; her grandparents, Jim (Debra) Hicks; Lillie Hicks, Marcia and Terry Phillips; her sister, Elizabeth (Jorge) Hicks, her brother, Lucian Hicks; nieces, Olivia, Aviana, and Raegan; aunts, Lisa (Johnny) Morgan, Tanaka (Robert) Hamilton, Michelle (Richie) Phillips, Jeannie Allen, and Terrie Lee Phillips; uncles, Ricky Hudson and Adam Hicks; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Kaci was a wonderful mother, and her boys were the light of her life. She had a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She was always the life of the party even though she was always late. She was the definition of beauty and had a kind heart. Family meant everything to her especially her “granddaddy”. Kaci loved shopping and spending time with her boys.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 4PM until 7PM, at Western Hills Church (7565 Charlotte Pike). A Celebration of Kaci’s life will follow at 7PM. Robert Hamilton will officiate the service.

The graveside service will be on Wednesday, January 10th at 11AM, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Ricky Hudson, Matthew Carney, Jacob Carney, Kayla Morgan, Mickey Hudson and David Hicks will serve as the pallbearers.

*Flowers will be accepted at Compassion on Tuesday between 9AM and 2PM, and any time after 2PM, at the church.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.

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  1. Oh precious Kaci, I love you kiddo. Never You tried to live life to its fullest.. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did, it was like we were never apart, you were such a lovable person your boys and family will miss you, never forget you. They’ll make sure your boys always know who you were. Until we meet again, kiddo!! 💔

  2. Precious Kaci, I have known you since you were 12 years old. I will never forget the Thanksgiving we spent with your family. Your were such a ray of sunshine. You were an awesome mom, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend. I will miss your contagious smile and beautiful blue eyes. You are now everyone’s guardian angel. Watch over your boys. Your memory will live on through everyone’s life you touched. Love you Kaci. You will be deeply missed. 💜🙏🏼🫶🏻🕊️

  3. Not a soul on this planet could hide their smile when you were around. You are missed by so many, and the legacy you’ve left will forever be cherished. I love you girlie, see you next time 🫶

  4. I shared s photo of Kaci and I from a company Halloween party. I didn’t remember the exact day, but it was a treasured memory. She was a light shining bright every where she went. This loss most definitely finds deep in the heart.

  5. Beautiful Kaci was so sweet and had a loving heart.❤️ She loved children! When we would travel to Memphis our Grandson, Blayne was a baby.. Kaci would want to hold and play with Blayne.. I think She was 12 years old at the time and she enjoyed being with all the children. Great memories I’ll always cherish! Praying for God’s comfort and peace! 🙏🙏💕

  6. Our condolences is with you all she was a beautiful lady and will be missed by a lot of people prayers for her children husband especially her mother and father

  7. Heaven has welcomed another angel. Continued prayers for the family and friends during this difficult time.

  8. God welcomed home a most beautiful young lady. She will be missed by many and her memory will live on in the hearts of those lives she touched.

  9. Helen, I remember meeting Kaci a few times she came to office to visit you with her boys! She was a beautiful young lady! I know how much you’re going to miss her being here with you! I pray God will continue to give you the strength to continue your healing journey! I’m honored to have had the opportunity to meet Kaci!

  10. You will be missed so dearly darling girl!!!!!!! All my deepest sympathies, thoughts, prayers and love for all those who love you and are in need at this difficult time!!!!!! May you rest easy now that you’re in the arms of your savior!!!!!!

  11. Took me awhile to write this honestly it feels like a whole chuck of my life has been ripped out of me to be honest. Kaci, I am glad you are in a better place but it has been very hard for me these past couple days to even write this. I am really just glad we had the time we had laughing at the kids as they were being silly to try to get our attention lol. I remember when we left Florida that you told me you loved the ocean and I wanted to visit again to stay longer I wished we had to be honest. Picked out this particular candle color because I know you said you loved the ocean and this color made you happy. My favorite time with you was when we were dancing in the living room it was so magical and genuine much like yourself to be able to embrace the whole room and fill it with light. That being said you were taken WAY too soon and you WILL BE GREATLY MISSED by all of us and I will never forget you and the great times that we had together. Save me a spot up there and I’ll bring the street tacos and bloody marys lol. I will be praying for the family and my deepest condolences goes to them I also wanna thank you for accepting as family even though you did not have to and I will be forever grateful for that.

  12. My Kaci, we met a short 8 years ago but it seems life a lifetime. You always wanted the world to know you LOVED being a mom and loved your family. We started a journey working together and an our friendship began. My heart hurts to know that you are no longer here on this side of life but I have no doubt that your bright smile and bubbly personality will light up heaven! Rest in paradise my sweet girl I love you and will miss you dearly, but I will embrace every moment of Love and Laugher we shared. Praying for your family and your precious babies.

  13. Sweet Kaci,
    I met you about 7 years ago at work and I was drawn to you from the start. Your smile and laughter could light up a room. You were the best Mom and those boys were your world. You also talked about your granddaddy all the time and how much you loved him.
    This world is alittle less brighter without you in it, but I take comfort knowing I will see you again. Rest easy sweet Kaci. I Love you

  14. Prayers for the family and children! Kaci you had a wonderful soul, and a beautiful smile. You will be missed by many!

  15. Helen and family, I am so so sorry to hear of Kaci’s passing! Praying for you and for everyone! Thinking of the entire family. She was loved by many!! Rest in peace baby girl!

  16. On behalf of the Head Magnet School PTSA and Families, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family during their time of bereavement. Our continued prayers are with you all.
    ~The Head Magnet School PTSA Executive Board

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