Evelyn Mercer Hickman



Evelyn Mercer Hickman, age 85 of Laurinburg passed away at her home on March 30, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the New Hope Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Michael Malpass and Rev. Keith Mercer. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.

Evelyn was born July 10, 1931 in Robeson County, a daughter of the late Add Hampton Mercer and Doretha Stone Mercer. She was the loving and devoted wife to the late James Hickman, Sr. She worked alongside her husband as the office manager of Hickman’s Performance retiring after many years of service. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening and truly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Add Hampton Mercer, Jr.

She is survived by her children, son, James “Buddy” Hickman, Jr., and wife Kay of Laurinburg; daughters, Janet Burney and husband Willis of Laurinburg, Cindy Lee and husband Greg of Rockingham, Betty Jo Smith and husband Jamie of Laurinburg; a brother, David Mercer of Carthage and sister, Doris Guyton of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

The family requests that memorial donations be given in Mrs. Hickman’s memory to Gideon International, P.O. Box 171, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or New Hope Baptist Church, 11480 Hasty Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352.