OBITUARY

Martha Melinda Hickman

October 9, 1943May 1, 2021
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Martha Melinda Hickman, beloved mother and grandmother, was born on October 9, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee. She passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on May 1, 2021 in Millington, Tennessee at the age of 77.

She went to South Side High School for three years before transferring and graduating from Whitehaven High School in 1962. Melinda then attended Nursing School and became an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) practicing and working in Memphis Hospitals and Nursing Homes for over 40 years. She grew up just a few blocks away from Stax Records, and had many stories to tell about Johnny Cash and Elvis, who was her favorite singer, and who she said was “the most beautiful man she ever saw”.

She was the mother of four children: Phillip Lisenba (Maurrean Barger), the late David Hickman (Eugenia London), Paul Hickman, and the late Kristine Hickman. She had 7 grandchildren: Sawyer, Alexis, William, Sam, Drew, Savannah, and Celeste. She was the dear friend of Diane Gaines and Jeannette Frahm who have been her lifelong friends and will continue to be so until they meet again in Heaven.

Melinda attended Trafalgar Village Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. She loved her Lord and Savior and would want you all to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, with the hope you find eternal love and everlasting life in His name.

  • FAMILY

  • Phillip Lisenba (Maurrean Barger), the late David Hickman (Eugenia London), Paul Hickman, and the late Kristine Hickman, Children
  • Sawyer, Alexis, William, Sam, Drew, Savannah, and Celeste, Grandchildren
  • Diane Gaines and Jeannette Frahm, Lifelong Friends

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

Memories

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Jeannette Frahm

May 15, 2021

Remembering all the years we shared. I know Melinda knew the Lord & was looking forward to heaven. Last time I spoke with her we were planning to see each other in heaven. Our favorite times were at Girl Scout camp & bible camp. She was the sister I didn’t have. With deepest sympathy to her family.

Jenny Hobson

May 5, 2021

Ms. Hickman was my second momma for many many years. I have so many memories that I cherish. Im praying for you guys and I love you.

Don McCracken

May 5, 2021

Sending love, good thoughts, and prayers for all the family, friends, and all other loved ones. ❤️ 🙏 🙏 🙏❤️

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Biography

Martha Melinda Hickman, beloved mother and grandmother, was born on October 9, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee. She passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on May 1, 2021 in Millington, Tennessee at the age of 77.


She went to South Side High School for three years before transferring and graduating from Whitehaven High School in 1962. Melinda then attended Nursing School and became an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) practicing and working in Memphis Hospitals and Nursing Homes for over 40 years. She grew up just a few blocks away from Stax Records, and had many stories to tell about Johnny Cash and Elvis, who was her favorite singer, and who she said was “the most beautiful man she ever saw”.


She was the mother of four children: Phillip Lisenba (Maurrean Barger), the late David Hickman (Eugenia London), Paul Hickman, and the late Kristine Hickman. She had 7 grandchildren: Sawyer, Alexis, William, Sam, Drew, Savannah, and Celeste. She was the dear friend of Diane Gaines and Jeannette Frahm who have been her lifelong friends and will continue to be so until they meet again in Heaven.


Melinda attended Trafalgar Village Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. She loved her Lord and Savior and would want you all to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, with the hope you find eternal love and everlasting life in His name.