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Mt Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church
Tuesday May 9th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ora Lee Hickman

Ora Lee Lemons Hickman, 93 of Sanford passed away Sunday May 7, 2017 after battling dementia for over seven years. Funeral services will be held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 2pm.

She has gone to her forever home to be with The Lord where she has no more confusion or pain. She lived a very active life, always ready to do anything for family and friends. She loved her Church, White Hill Presbyterian, which her father, Hugh Lemons, helped build. She especially loved the yearly Harvest Sale every October, which would sometimes fall on her birthday, the 27th. She would cook chicken and broth to make chicken & dumplings sold along with hundreds of BBQ plates. She would also spend days making pies and cakes to be served with the plates and could be found at any given time behind the dessert bar cutting and wrapping all the deserts brought in. She worked for Cornell Dublier for many years in Sanford until the plant closed. She then transferred to the Fuquay Varina plant and commuted for several months until it also closed. Her other passion was working in the yard. From pulling weeds, raking leaves, trimming shrubs, digging ditches, to mowing the grass, it all had to be perfect. And, as if that was not enough, she walked every day and spent many afternoons canning vegetables for Sunday lunch. Her Sunday lunches after Church were more like a family reunion than it was lunch. We will truly miss her but rejoice in the memory of all the wonderful times we shared with her. She was very proud of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hickman is survived by her three children, James Hickman and wife

Barbara, Patsy Taylor and husband Harry, and Charles Anthony Hickman all of Sanford; one sister, Kathleen Baker of Sanford; five grandchildren, Kevin Taylor (Jenny), Jeremy Taylor (Teresa), Candice Hickman, Taylor Hickman, and Chris Hickman (Allison); great grandchildren, Sydney Taylor, Drew Taylor, Maelyn Taylor, Logan Hickman, Aubrey Hickman, Cole Hickman, Liam Hickman, and Brannon Huntley. Mrs. Hickman was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Hickman, grandson, Jeffrey Hickman, sister, Bertha Bullard, and brothers, Robert Lemons, H D Lemons, and Edward Lemons.

The family will receive friends from 6pm till 8pm on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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Rachel Morton May 18 2017 12:00 AM

May God comfort you as only He can..She was a very special lady.

Earnestine Lemons Blackburn May 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Lee Hickman

Louis & Janice McKoy May 10 2017 12:00 AM

To all the family of Ora Lee: My heart is saddened by the death of your Mother but it is also happy to know that she is with her Lord and not suffering from this terrible disease of Alzheimers. May it be a comfort to you that she is happy now and content. Ora Lee was like my second Mother. I loved her with all my heart. I will always cherish my memory of her. I will miss her but I won't ever forget her!! Love, Joan Oakley

Joan Oakley May 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Lee Hickman

Lisa Cashion Moore May 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Lee Hickman

Ina Mae Lemons Spivey and Terry Spivey May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Anthony, James, Patsy and family,

We are so sorry for your loss of your mother, Dad had alzheimers for 10 years, we know how hard it is to go through. Your Mom is with her maker and no more wandering and lost as we know it. She knows where she is and looking down on your guys and guiding you every day. Our prayers are with each and every one of you in your time of loss and healing of your hearts. Our condolences for all of you. Love you guys. Ina Mae Lemons Spivey and Terry Spivey

Ina Mae Lemons Spivey and Terry Spivey May 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Lee Hickman

Kathy Ayers Paxson May 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ora Lee Hickman

Tommy&Connie Hickman May 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May Gods love comfort you all. I am sure she was welcomed into heaven with open arms.

Patty Allred May 8 2017 12:00 AM