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Patricia "Pat" Hickman, age 87, of the Fork Mountain Community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 24th, 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 will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 in the Fork Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Ed Couser will officiate. The family respectfully requests no visitors at the home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 283 Crestview Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.