Ms. Elizabeth C Tickner
April 1, 1937 – May 13, 2019
Elizabeth Preston Cook Tickner, 82, of Monroe, LA, passed away Monday, May, 13, 2019, at Lagniappe Health Care in Bastrop, LA after an extended illness. She was born on April 1, 1937, the daughter of Hartwell and Elizabeth (Allen) Cook. Elizabeth graduated from Central High School in Jackson, MS and attended Mississippi State College for Women and Millsaps College prior to marrying her high school sweetheart, Robert Dale Tickner, Jr. of Jackson, MS. Elizabeth and Robert lived in multiple cities including Bainbridge, GA; Oklahoma City, OK and Fort Worth, TX before settling on Oakwood Drive and then moving to Frenchman’s Bend in Monroe, LA where she was a 50+ year resident. She was an active member of her community and made many lifelong friends in all of the cities where she lived. Elizabeth was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monroe. She was also a Chi Omega Sorority member and was active in the local chapter for many years. She maintained active memberships in several historical and civic organizations including Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and First Families of Mississippi. During her time in Monroe, she made many friends and organized or participated in bridge, luncheon, and several investment clubs while also being a “Betty Crocker” mom taking care of her three boys and husband. She was fortunate to be able to travel the world with her late step sister, Zoe Mae Hebert, including trips to Africa, Singapore, Rio De Janeiro, Hong Kong, and Korea. She also traveled with Robert to London, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and recently to South Dakota. She loved to read, spend time at the beach, and tend to her gardens and potted plants, but most of all she cherished spending time with her “boys” and grandkids. The twinkle in Elizabeth’s eye and zest for life will forever be cherished by her husband Robert Dale Tickner, Jr. of Monroe, La; sons Robert (Bobby) Dale Tickner, III and wife Jennifer of Madison, MS; James Hartwell Tickner and wife Stephanie of Mandeville, LA; William Preston Tickner and wife Melissa (Missy) of Madison, MS; grandsons Robert and George Tickner of Madison, MS; granddaughter Emily Tickner of Mandeville, LA and grandson James Tickner, Jr. of Mandeville, LA; granddaughters Zoe and Alle Tickner of Madison, MS along with several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and Hartwell Cook.
Pallbearers will be Robert Dale Tickner, III, James Hartwell Tickner, William Preston Tickner, James Hartwell Tickner, Jr., Robert Dale Tickner, IV, and George William Tickner.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a visitation to be held at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Highway 165 North in Monroe, LA from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Friday, May 17, 2019. A visitation will also be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS at 9:00 am followed by the funeral at 10:00 am, with a graveside service immediately following.
A special thanks to all of the visitors who spent time with Elizabeth during her recent hospital and nursing home stay. She truly enjoyed the visits while reliving fond memories with each and every one of you. Thanks also to the staff at St. Francis Medical Center, St. Francis Specialty Hospital and Lagniappe Health Care for their exceptional and loving care. Those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Elizabeth to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Robert Dale Tickner III
- James Hartwell Tickner
- William Preston Tickner
- James Hartwell Tickner, Jr.
- Robert Dale Tickner IV
- George William Tickner
- Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
Ms. Elizabeth C Tickner
May 16, 2019
Ned and I were so sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing. She was a sweet lady and always fun to be around. One of my fondest memories of Elizabeth, will always be our trip to the "Pawn Stars" pawn shop in Las Vegas. She asked me to accompany her and I must admit I had never watched the show. Evidently "Chumlee" was, her favorite character and she was asking everyone where he was. He was out that day and she didn't get to meet him to her disappointment, but I did watch the show after we visited and became a fan of Chumlee's as well.
She was such a sweet lady and I know she will be missed by many especially her family.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Ned & Celeste Chargois
May 16, 2019
What a wonderful awesome lady! Many memories with Mrs Tickner and my thoughts and prayers go out to this family. She did not only raise #3 awesome young men but she raised many more
Loved her and love this family
God’s peace to all of you during this time