Patricia “Pat” Hickman
Patricia “Pat” Hickman, 87, of the Fork Mountain Community, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Akron, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Virgil L. and Mildred Green Thompson, and wife of James Hickman. She was preceded in death by siblings, Bob Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Stanley Thompson, Betty Ventura and Paul Thompson. Pat was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church who enjoyed taking care of her home and growing flowers in her garden, especially lilies.
Surviving is her loving husband of 25 years, James Hickman; daughter, Barbara Ellis and husband, Fred, of San Juan Islands, Washington State; son, Ed Ross, of Arizona; grandchildren, Dylan, Gaylan, Graham and Rena Ellis; and sister-in-law, Lydia Thompson. Several nieces, nephews and her church family also survive.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in the Fork Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Ed Couser officiated. The family respectfully requests no visitors at the home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 283 Crestview Road, Burnsville, NC 28714. Visit www.yanceyfuneralservice.com to send online condolences.
Mitchell News-Journal • Oct. 3, 2018