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Mae Dent Hickman

March 27, 1929September 15, 2020

Mae Dent Hickman, daughter of the late Ewen and Ruth M. Dent passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the age of 91. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00am at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton. She is survived by her son, Pete Hickman (Nancy); daughter, Debbie Strickland and her husband, Wayne; sisters, Kathleen Cox, Pauline Britt, Edna Hickman, Sara Bass, Martha Walters and Cara Britt; brothers, David Dent, James Dent and Gene Watson; grandchildren, David Hickman, II, Debbie Jo Slaughter, Leslie Lewis, Michael Coats, Crystal Hickman and Tiffany Hickman; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, R. David Hickman; son, Bob Hickman; brothers, Buddy Dent and John Dent. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mae’s name may be made to Raynham Baptist Church Building Fund 5660 US Highway 301 S Rowland, NC 28383. Services will be streamed live through the Facebook page of McLaurin Funeral Home.

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  • Pete Hickman (Nancy), Son
  • Debbie Strickland (Wayne), Daughter
  • Kathleen Cox, Sister
  • Pauline Britt, Sister
  • Edna Hickman, Sister
  • Sara Bass, Sister
  • Martha Walters, Sister
  • Cara Britt, Sister
  • David Dent, Brother
  • James Dent, Brother
  • Gene Dent, Brother
  • David Hickman II, Grandchild
  • Debbie Jo Slaughter, Granchild
  • Leslie Lewis, Grandchild
  • Michael Coats, Grandchild
  • Crystal Hickman, Grandchild
  • Tiffany Hickman, Grandchild
  • R. David Hickman, Husband (deceased)
  • Bob Hickman, Son (deceased)
  • Buddy Dent, Brother (deceased)
  • John Dent, Brother (deceased)
  • Ms. Mae Hickman leaves behind ten great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020



Mae Dent Hickman

have a memory or condolence to add?

Bake James e

September 19, 2020

So sorry for your lost, your family is in my prayers,

Lynn Taylor

September 17, 2020

Mae was my Mom’s neice I can remember she and her sisters when they would come on Sundays to visit with Mama. I thought it was so nice for Mae to come and visit, things we don’t do now with family. Always had a smile . Which is something that will be missed. Love her and family. Prayers with us, because Mae has gone Home to be with our Savior , and some of her family like my Mom.

on Sunday afternoons to visit with her.

James Hickman

September 17, 2020

May the Lord give you all peace knowing she is at rest now with all that she has missed and loved. Our loss is great but we have another angel waiting for us to join them. We are praying for each of you and know we love you.
James and Barbara

Ralphine Hunt

September 16, 2020

I'll always remember the good times we had at Harvest Day and the laughs that we all shared together but most of all I'll remember the day in church when I ask you could I call you Ma Mae and you told me honey you can call me Ma if you want to because I can be you're Ma when I'm here girl. You'll never knew how much that meant to me. You'll be in my heart forever and I look forward to seeing you again, but until then I'll just love you from here and wait till I get to heaven to give you another hug and kiss on you soft cheek.
Going to miss you!

Patsy and Harry and family Taylor

September 16, 2020

We are so sadden by the passing of Aunt Mae. I have many memories and
visits over our lifetime. There were many weekends spent at Mom and
Dads (Willis and Ora Lee) as all us kids (Pete, Debbie and Bob and James, Patsy and Anthony) grew up and at her house some of those weekends as
well. That was when we visited with our family as much as we could. Love to send some of those pictures, but We live in Wilmington now and I ‘m
not sure I could put my hands on one. You all will be in our prayers and
thoughts as you say your good bye to a beautiful woman inside and out
who we all loved and will truly miss. We love you all and let’s not wait
to long to get together.

Kimberly & Willie Byrd

September 16, 2020

We did not know Mrs. Mae but we are close friends with her grandson and grand-daughter in law. We wanted to offer our sincere condolences to them and to their family. Losing someone so precious is never easy! We will be thinking of you all and praying for the healing of your broken hearts at this very difficult time.

Barbara Ford Simoneau

September 16, 2020

I remember sitting at the kitchen bar eating Keebler Fudge stripped cookies and drinking milk at Mrs. Mae's , when I would go to her house when I was smaller . She was a good friend of my Mother , and they would get together and put in a quilt and spend days quilting at my house . Mrs. Mae will be missed by all who knew her . I loved Mrs. Mae and her family , and I ask God to give them peace and comfort during this difficult time . Much love to you ALL ! <3 ~bfs~

Patricia Hargis White

September 16, 2020

I grew up in the neighborhood with Mrs. Mae and her family. Her children grew up with me and my brother’s and sister’s. Fond childhood memories. She was a special neighbor and friend to our family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Jordan

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I know she was a very special lady to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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