A private graveside service, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home of Rayville, was officiated by the Rev. Kurt Auger for Melanie Hicks Cavalier, 48, of Farmerville, on Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was born Sept. 27, 1964, and completed her journey here on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church. Melanie was a graduate of Farmerville High School and completed her training to be a registered nurse at Baton Rouge Community College. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend. Melanie wa a unique person and a free spirit. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cue and Orie Hicks, and C.W. and Aldena Ginn; and a sister, Lisa Hicks Kumha. Survivors include her paernts, Bobby and Anita Hicks, of Sterlington, La.; sister, Wendy Parker and husband Steve, of Start, La.; children, Joshua Cavalier and wife Elisabeth, or Erwinville, and Kaleigh Cavalier; grandchild, Tytan Cavalier; and several special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 5, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.