OBITUARY

Wanda Jean Hickey

October 17, 1937April 3, 2018

Wanda Jean Hickey, age 80, went home to her Lord and Savior April 3, 2018. She was born October 17, 1937 to Lee and Bernice Richardson, in Cisco, Texas.

Wanda Jean will truly be missed. She had many friends from Houston and Lake Jackson, whom she loved dearly and enjoyed being with. Her family will miss her smile, her bright blue eyes and knowing that she prayed for each one of them every day.

Wanda Jean was a true prayer warrior and shared her faith with everyone she came in contact with. Her relationship with the Lord was evident in every aspect of her life. She loved her husband Jim and enjoyed all their adventures around the world. Her daughters and many grandchildren were the loves of her life and she loved spending time with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 29 years, Jim Hickey, her son Thomas Lee Smith, and Jim’s son and daughter-in-law, Donny and Jana Sullivan.

She is survived by her daughters Laurie Smith Groth and husband Michael of Angleton, Texas and Dena Smith Ford and husband Will of Sanger, Texas. Laurie’s children Lauren Ford, Jerica Ford, and Bob Ford; Dena’s children Nick Ford and Jennifer Ford Berte, and Donnie’s daughter Rachel Sullivan, along with her 11 great grandchildren, brought such joy to her.

The visitation will be held at First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, 401 Yaupon Lake Jackson, TX 77566 on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will start immediately following the visitation at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Youth Ministry at First Baptist Church, 401 Yaupon, Lake Jackson, Texas. 77566.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her daughters Laurie Smith Groth and husband Michael of Angleton, Texas and Dena Smith Ford and husband Will of Sanger, Texas. Laurie’s children Lauren Ford, Jerica Ford, and Bob Ford; Dena’s children Nick Ford and Jennifer Ford Berte, and Donnie’s daughter Rachel Sullivan, along with her 11 great grandchildren, brought such joy to her.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Wanda Jean Hickey

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Camille Minor

July 19, 2018

I met Wanda Jean Hickey years ago when I heard her speak. She was such a joy to meet, and she told the story of how Jesus Christ worked in her life with honesty and transparency and love. Marge Caldwell once told me what a dear friend Wanda Jean Hickey was to her. May God bless her family. I praise God for women who go before us and lead the way for us to trust Jesus in all things!

Glenna Lucas

July 16, 2018

I miss her. She was such a joy to be with. We had such wonderful times on trips. Our trip to Hawaii was
so much fun.

Sarah Cudd

May 12, 2018

Laurie and Dena,
I had the joy of being in your mother's Sunday school class at Houston's First Baptist Church. She was such an inspiration to us all and showed us the love of Christ through her actions and through scripture. I think about her often and thank God for her ministry.

Thank you for sharing her with us.
- Sarah Cudd (Pike)

Marilyn Jernigan

April 7, 2018

It was difficult to hear about Wanda Jean's passing. I have so many precious memories of time spent with my dear friend. We had a close friendship for so many years and I feel such a deep loss. I am grateful for having had her and her family in my life. . I look forward to seeing her again in heaven. My love and prayers are with Dena and Laurie. I will be thinking of you during these difficult days ahead.

Wanda Jean, well done, thou good and faithful servant. I love you. You were a great inspiration to all who knew you.

Numa Diano

April 6, 2018

Wanda Jean was our ninth grade Sunday School Director at Houston First Baptist Church
I was a new Christian teaching in her department
Wanda Jean took me under her wing and grew me into the Christian Man I am today
Wanda Jean loves Jesus, her family, and youth
I will miss her tremendously
There is no one who lives so unconditionally as Wanda Jean
Love numa




Lisa & Greg Donnell

April 6, 2018

Laurie and family, Greg and I both wanted to share our heart felt condolences learning about your mom passing away. Please know you will remain in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Wand Jean was love by so many! Love to all, Greg & Lisa Donnell

FROM THE FAMILY