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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Nancy "Nancy Beth" "Nana" Elizabeth (Hooper) Dickens

May 28, 1931January 14, 2020
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Nancy Elizabeth Dickens went to be with her Lord and Savior January 14, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband James H. Dickens and parents Richard and Thelma Hooper. Nancy was born May 28th, 1931 in Big Spring, Texas. She was involved many activities as a young woman. She was a debutant, Miss Big Spring and the band queen. During WWII her father was moved to Kentucky where they lived, and she enjoyed her time and adventures living “abroad”. With her parents she was lucky enough to travel across many neighboring states in search of geological conquests. In 1949 she met and married James H. Dickens and they settled in his hometown Burnet, Texas. They too had many adventures, but none would be as great as their three young rambunctious kids and moving to the wilderness that was Lake Buchannan at that time.

As they developed the growing recreational park, they became very involved in the Silver Creek community and were one of the founding families of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. Nancy was instrumental in Vacation Bible School, Wednesday afternoon lady’s bible study and the Joy Class Sunday School teacher. Nancy’s greatest joy was her family and with the addition of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren she was completely blessed. After Nancy’s husband James passed Nancy moved to be closer to family in Decatur, Texas. Nancy became an active resident of Governor’s Ridge and started yet another Bible Study group. She enjoyed playing train, dominos and doing puzzles with her fellow residents. Nancy became a beloved member of the Governor’s Ridge community. Nancy was happiest surrounded by those she loved, friends and family alike, but above all this her greatest love was her love of God. Nancy worked tirelessly to witness to all she knew and was at peace and ready to go home in her final days. She will be greatly missed by all those that loved her. Some of Nancy’s final words were “It has been a beautiful, wonderful life and I have been so very, very blessed.”

Nancy is survived by her children James “Jimmy” Dickens of Springtown, Sherry and Jimmy Henderson of Decatur, and Steve and Debra Dickens of Round Mountain; grandchildren Christy Henderson, Sarah and Joe Villarreal, Michelle and Michael Buckley, Lindsey and Justin Roessler, Grady and Rachael Dickens, Morgan and Seth Harris, Hudson Dickens, Krystal and Rusty Rice, Daniel and Heather Correll, and Casey Correll and fiancé Chanler Brooks. Great-grandchildren Brylee Dickens, Payton and Hagen Villarreal, Audrey and Elizabeth Buckley, Gavin Ainsley and Bree Dickens, Lenden, Lawson, and Kora Rice, and Natalie Correll. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends. Visitation will be held Friday January 17th, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Clements Wilcox funeral home. A celebration of her life and memorial will be Saturday January 18, 2020 at 3:00pm at Clements Wilcox funeral home with graveside to follow at Post Mountain. In lieu of flowers donations to Solaris Hospice, First United of Methodist Church of Decatur, First Baptist of Decatur or Saint Jude’s in memoriam of Nancy Elizabeth Dickens.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Clements-Wilcox Chapel Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Friday, January 17, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Post Mountain Cemetery

Memories

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Lee Ann Ward (Kirkpatrick)

January 26, 2020

Thinking of all the fond memories I have of Nancy Dickens & family. Such special times we had on family visits to our Lake Buchanan cabin in the 60’s & 70’s . I will always remember & cherish those times. Nancy was a loving wife to James & a awesome mother raising three wonderful children. There was never a dull moment & a lot of love in the Dickens home. Not only was Nancy beautiful inside & out she was filled with so much love & care for everyone. Something fun was always going on in those days. Sending our love & condolences to Sherry, Steve & Jimmy and to the rest of her extended family. On behalf of myself and my two brothers Bob & Brian Kirkpatrick wishing you all God’s Blessings during this time. Love to you always....Lee Ann Ward❤️

Jeanie Gibson

January 19, 2020

Mrs Dickens will always have a spot in my heart. She would always speak to me when I saw her like she'd known me her whole life. Since she moved away she has been truly missed. We are sad to hear of her passing. Phillip & Jeanie.

Beth Dickens

January 16, 2020

Nanna loved playing games and laughing so hard especially when she played pie face!!! She made us all feel so welcome at her home and her home was so peaceful and relaxing! Such a strong Christian example. Words can’t express how deeply I will miss her!!!

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Handing over Miss Big Spring Crown

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Nancy with her kids Jimmy, Steve and Sherry

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Nancy and her mother Thelma

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Nancy and James

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Nancy with baby Sherry, James and Jimmy

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Handing over Miss Big Spring Crown

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Nancy with her kids Jimmy, Steve and Sherry

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Nancy and her mother Thelma

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Nancy and James

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Nancy with baby Sherry, James and Jimmy

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Nancy as a little girl

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Nancy and her baby

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Nancy and her baby

Biography

      Nancy Dickens was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Nancy will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Nancy was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Nancy leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Nancy Dickens.