220 W Jackson Street Ridgeland, MS 39157


Barbara Hicks

Barbara Hicks, REALTOR® – Sales Associate

Barbara grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from Lanier High School. She later attended Jackson State University and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. While pursuing her degree at Jackson State, Barbara enrolled in real estate classes with the intentions of one day becoming a real estate professional. After high school graduation Barbara was employed by the Mississippi Employment Security Commission now known as the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) as an ES Employment Security Aide I. During her tenure with the MDES she was promoted to ES Employment Security Aide III, ES Program Specialist, ES Chief Technical Services, Staff Officer II and Director, Office of Customer Operations. As Director, Office of Customer Operations she was responsible for over 350 staff members, 42 WIN Job Centers and 2 Unemployment Insurance Call Centers that provide job placement, training and unemployment insurance services to job seekers and workforce development services to employers. Barbara retired from the MDES in February 2014 after 31 ½ years of service and began working with Job Corps as an Employer Outreach Specialist. She was responsible for securing job opportunities for Job Corps graduates across the State of Mississippi. Barbara has a passion for helping people and wanted to be able to help families live the American dream of home ownership so she decided to pursue her long overdue dream of becoming a Real Estate Professional. Barbara is a member of the following organizations:
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Mississippi Association of REALTORS®
  • Central MS REALTORS®
  • Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
When Barbara is not working with her clients she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, shopping and playing online word games. Barbara and her husband reside in the Gluckstadt area. If you need real estate assistance call or text Barbara Hicks at 601-906-4774.