Born: May 17, 1957
Died: November 07, 2010
Mrs. Deborah Ann (Dickerson) Hickman was born on
May 17, 1957, to the union of the late Amos and Joyce
Dickerson. She attended Springfield Public Schools.
Deborah was employed for the Regency Nursing Care for
several years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church. Mrs. Hickman enjoyed cooking and feeding
everyone. All the children knew her as the candy lady.
On November 7, 2010 at 11:50 p.m. at Saint John’s
Hospital, Deborah heard the voice of the Master calling
saying “Rest thy Servant Rest,” she was surrounded by her
family. She was blessed with 53 years.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a
grandson, Terry Buchanan.
Deborah leaves to cherish her fond memories: husband
Grady Hickman of Springfield; parents — Joyce and Leroy
Williams of Springfield; four daughters Michelle Williams,
Laticia Wright, Nikia Wright and Daytona Mann of
Springfield; fifteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren;
five brothers — John (Normal) Jones, Albert (Jackie)
Dickerson, Aaron (Linda) Dickerson, Richard Dickerson,
Gary Dickerson, all of Springfield; six sisters — Cheryl
(Robert) Rice, Sandra (J.B~) Logan, Cynthia (Norman)
Pearson, Sheila Dickerson, Aleshia Dickerson, all of
Springfield, Carolyn Dickerson of Ottawa, Illinois; three
aunts — Mary Cooper of Decatur, Pauline Jones of Monroe
City, Missouri and Marilyn Holland of Peoria, Illinois; three
uncles — Robert (Earlene) Jones, John Jones, both of
Springfield and William (Mary Kay) Jones of West
Hollywood, California; and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.