Curtis and Son Funeral Home

1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga, AL


Barbara Patterson Hickman

February 24, 1952August 6, 2019

Barbara Patterson Hickman, loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend went home to be with Jesus on August 6th, 2019. Her funeral will be held at Grace Baptist Church on Thursday, August 8th, at 1:00pm, following a visitation at the same location from 11:00am-1:00pm. Barbara was born and raised in Childersburg, AL. She spent many years working at Kimberly-Clark/Resolute with loving coworkers. She was a loyal Auburn fan and avid softball spectator. In June 1995, she gave her life to The Lord at Grace Baptist Church and devoted the rest of her years to serving Him, teaching His Word, and making Him known. She lived her life, and her fight, by 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, John and Christine Patterson. She is survived by her husband, Tip Hickman, daughters Angie Grice (Jason), and Tippa Nelson (Greg), sisters Brenda Franks (Gary), and Kelley Mitcham (Glenn), grandchildren Jana Taunton, Sydney Grice, Kayci Grice, Josh Nelson (Ranae), and Matt Nelson (Jessica), great-grandchildren Carson, Jensen, River, and Colton Nelson, nieces Mimi Mercer (Neil) and Lynn Mitcham, nephew John Franks (Beverly), and many loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1299 15th Ave. SW., Childersburg, AL 35044.


  • Tip Hickman, Husband
  • Angie Grice (Jason), Daughter
  • Tippa Nelson (Greg), Daughter
  • Brenda Franks (Gary), Sister
  • Kelley Mitcham (Glenn), Sister
  • Jana Taunton, Grandchild
  • Sydney Grice, Grandchild
  • Kayci Grice, Grandchild
  • Josh Nelson (Ranae), Grandchild
  • Matt Nelson (Jessica), Grandchild
  • Carson, Jensen, River and Colton Nelson, Great Grandchildren
  • Mimi Mercer (Neil), Niece
  • Lynn Mitcham, Niece
  • John Franks (Beverly), Nephew
  • and many loving family and friends

  • Josh Nelson
  • Matt Nelson
  • John Franks
  • Neil Mercer
  • Clifford Baker
  • Keith Meadors

  • Grace Baptist Church


  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019


Barbara Patterson Hickman

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Jonathan Keith

August 12, 2019

To Tippa & family sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jonathan Keith
Class of "95

Vicki Bacon

August 7, 2019

Barbara impacted my early years. She was part of my neighborhood. I remember picking muscadines, watching her practice for cheer tryouts and feeling so special on those Friday nights because I knew her. Barbara was always kind and loving. I am sure she is rejoicing in heaven. Praying for her family and her sisters. 🙏🏻🙌🏻❤️

Sherri Henley

August 7, 2019

I’ll never forget the first time I spoke with Ms. Barbara. 1995. I had met her daughter, Tippa and we became fast friends. Ms. Barbara and Mr. Tip welcomed me in their home as a guest and strengthened a relationship that was already formed. Although I have not seen her in many years, she and her family always have a special place in my heart. Praying for comfort for the family. Until we meet again❤️