Theresa L. Hickman was born on February 24, 1963, to the late Robert Thomas Hickman, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hickman in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was gently lifted to Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, surrounded by her family in Killeen, TX, gone too soon at the age of 56.
SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Theresa at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Celebration of Life Services will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Officiant: Pastor Barbara Norfor of New Life Church of Roswell.
The Hickman family moved to Roswell, NM, when she was very young. Theresa “Tree” attended her formal school years in Roswell. Theresa was a proud 1981 graduate of Roswell High School. She wanted a change a few years ago, so she and the kids moved to Killeen, TX.
In high school, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), she also earned a degree in nursing from ENMU-Roswell. She received numerous certifications throughout her 30 plus years in the medical field. She mainly worked with the elderly, and she took pride in her job and the great care she gave her patients. She took a few years off from the medical field and Bartlett State Jail (Bartlett, TX), Chaves County Detention, Court Compliance Probation Officer and Roswell Job Corps Center. For many of her working years, she held down two jobs and sometimes three. In the end, she went back to her love of taking care of the elderly. She literally worked until the day before she died even through all the treatments.
A loving mother, friend, and sister, Theresa was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays. She loved her family very much. Theresa was the life of the party and could always be found smiling.
Theresa loved dancing and singing to Whitney Houston, and would say, “don’t I look like her?” She was an amazing homemaker, and she loved to decorate and clean. Theresa loved animals, her animals were as important (if not more) as her family. Even with all the animals that she has had over the years, you could never tell by the cleanliness of her house.
Theresa enjoyed eating out, especially seafood, and Brother’s pecan smoked ribs.
Theresa was a fighter who fought to live for her grandchildren. Her daughter lovingly cared for her in the last year of her life. The family gives her and everyone else who cared for her their greatest and warmest gratitude.
Preceding Theresa in death were her grandparents, mother, father, and nephew Robert Thomas Hickman, IV.
Left to cherish memories of Theresa are her three children. Her sons: Anthony (Victoria) Hickman of Victoria, TX, Andrew (Vanessa) Irvin of Anchorage, AK; and daughter, April Elizabeth Irvin of Killeen, TX; two brothers: Robert Thomas Hickman, III of Roswell, and Xavier Hickman of California; sister, Christina Childs of Phoenix, AZ; Aunt Ba Robertson of Providence, RI; the three loves of her life; grandchildren: Andrew (Tre) Irvin, Jordan Irvin, and Zendaya Irvin; also left to treasure her memory are her sister and best friend of forty years, Angela Moore of Roswell; twenty cousins from around the world: Father Johnny Hickman, Barbara Roberson, Leslie Roberson, Reynolds Hull, Karen Hull, Arthur Hull, Michael Hull, Crystal Hull, Penny Robertson, Clickey Hull, Valerie Hull, Darren Hull, Ruth Ann Hull and Rebecca Hull; with many second cousins, nieces, and a nephew, and a number of other loving relatives, co-workers, close friends, her four beloved pet chihuahuas: Claudia, Caesar, Prince Jr., and Clea aka “Pretty Girl;” as well as April’s dog, Chaka; and Whiskers the cat.
Theresa Lynn Hickman did not take NO stuff!
The family will receive family and friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 115 W 11th Street, Roswell, NM.
Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Theresa’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
A Daughter’s Promise
Every time I smile,Every time I sigh,I think of your face, And a tear
escapes my eye.You were my world,My inspiration
and my heart,But when you left me,I thought I would
fall apart.You were my
best friend, My one true confidant,And that’s not
all you were.You were also my mom.I didn’t want to live without you,But you would have wanted me to, And if there’s anyone
I want to make happy,That anyone is you.I would have given anything to
have you back, But I know now that it was meant to be, For you are still
watching from up there, And I know you’re watching me. I’ll make you proud, Mom. I’m going to fulfill
your wish. You’re going to see me and smile. That’s a daughter’s promise. “I love you Mama, Always and Forever.”