John Edward Hicks

November 3, 1953 - December 24, 2021

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John Edward Hicks, 68, of Latonia, KY passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. He was an English Instructor with the University of Cincinnati and a member and music director at West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church. Ed was an accomplished pianist, an author and a human rights activist. He was preceded in death by his parents: Philip and Vera Hicks. Ed is survived by his partner of 25 years: Mitchell Scott; sister: Pamela (Albert) McQueen; niece: Kelsey McQueen and nephew: Scott McQueen. A celebration of Ed's life will be scheduled for a later date. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to the West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church, 1708 Baymiller Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Keely - Jan 23, 2023
I was trying to search for my english teacher from highschool after finding my transcripts with his full name on them, and I am pained to find out that I was too late.. My heart is heavy today 💔 He will never know the impact he had in my life
Nathan Clarke - Jan 18, 2023
Mitchell, My heartfelt condolences on Ed's passing! Please call me, it would be lovely to talk to you my friend. Nathan Clarke Montreal,Canada Cell: 514-842-7174 Home: 438-239-7511
Sue Sipple - Jan 19, 2022
I will always remember Ed's kindness and his gentle spirit. He helped us through two difficult situations at our college in recent years, and in both situations, his kindness and his gentleness made him the perfect person to do that work. He made his students feel at ease in what could have been a stressful time, and that was a real gift to them and to us. I'm so glad to have known Ed, and I'm so sorry he's gone.
Sonja Andrus - Jan 19, 2022
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Ed was a remarkable person. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Susan Ryman - Jan 13, 2022
So sorry to the McQueen family to hear of this loss. Prayers to you all.
Gary Vaughn - Jan 4, 2022
Very saddened to hear of the loss of a colleague.
Farzaneh Naseri-Sis - Jan 4, 2022
I am extending my deepest sympathy to Ed’s family and UC family.
David Little - Jan 3, 2022
Edward Hicks was a solid and loyal friend for over 45 years and has left us all unexpectedly and far too soon. His myriad talents, his playfulness and genuine commitment to social and racial justice was without equal. We will all miss him, but never forget who he was and what he determinedly stood for all his life. Bless you Ed.
Dan Markey - Dec 31, 2021
Amazing how smart he was. Lord hear our prayers.
George Featherstone - Dec 29, 2021
Ed Thanks for all your help in college. You were a great friend and brother to all of us at Northern Kentucky University. You are a man of many talents. The world is a little less fun without you. I will miss your great smile and laughter. Rest In Peace my friend. Stone
Michael Chanak Jr - Dec 28, 2021
I met Ed in the early 1980s in Cincinnati. Like Ed, I was very involved in with the equality movement for LGBTQ rights. I also was a journalist and was engaged with the local Cincinnati community which definitely included Ed. Ed was I believe the co-founder of the GayBeat and eventually the Gay Noveau. Ed through his actions is one of the reasons things are better for the LGBTQ community now. Ed is love and missed. Michael Chanak Jr.
Kyle and Mallory Isaack - Dec 28, 2021
Sending our thoughts, prayers and love to the whole family.
Tom & Terri Schwartz - Dec 28, 2021
God bless you Eddir. We had a lot of laughs while we were together. I'm asking God to watch over Pam, Albert, Kelsey, and Scotty, during this difficult time. I'm glad that you're no longer in pain. Much love to everyone.
Matthew and Elizabeth Barker and Family - Dec 27, 2021
Mrs. McQueen and Family, We are very sorry for your loss, and will keep your family in our prayers. Take care. The Barker Family

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