Versie Meta Hester Hickman



Versie Meta Hester Hickman, age 103 of Bladenboro passed away to her Heavenly Home on Sunday December 3, 2017.

Versie was born on March 27, 1914 and was the loving wife of the late Samuel Hickman. She dedicated her life to caring for her family as a homemaker and also worked as a teacher’s assistant and seamstress. She served as a longtime faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was loved by her family and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by her sons, Myers Hickman, Clyde Hickman; daughters, Judith Hickman Merritt, Sue Hickman Siler; siblings, Hattie Miller, Rometta Warren, Elden Hester, Leo Hester, Thedford Hester and Opie Hester.

She is survived by her sisters, Martilla Furman of Virginia, Gladysteen Pait of Bladenboro, Tennessee Shipman of Burlington; son in-law, Roger Merritt of Bladenboro; grandchildren, Susan Pleasant (Rob), Jolie Hathcock (Matt), Blake Merritt (Jennifer), Justin Merritt (Misti), Sandra Franklin; great grandchildren, Jenna Hathcock, Tyler Roberts, Jackson Pleasant, Lindsay Hathcock, Sydnie Merritt, Campbell Merritt, Braylen Merritt, Michelle Jesse, Phillip Hernandez and her many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate her life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. A time of visitation will be prior to the service on Tuesday from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Hickory Grove. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to be given in her memory to the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6414 Center Road Bladenboro, NC 28320.