Mrs. Jimmie Nell Hickson of Shiro passed was called home to her final resting place on Friday, December 22, 2017. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 27th at 2:00pm at the Independence Cemetery in Shiro, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Jimmie Nell was born in Ashburn, Georgia on October 14, 1930 to John Allen and Eva Mae (Kato) Mason. She married Owen Henderson and together they had one daughter. Jimmie Nell was a great cook and never met a stranger, traits that served her well throughout her life as she successfully ran and managed cafes. She loved making new friends and spending time with old ones. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and always had enough vegetables to share with friends and neighbors. She was accomplished at both sewing and crochet and was especially proud of the crocheted bedspread that won her 1st place in the county fair. She painted, played the guitar and the organ. She was a firm believer in hard work and had an inexorable love for all animals, never turning away a stray. She was a Momma, Memaw and Aunt and will be greatly missed. Treasured memories will be close in the hearts of those that loved her and memories, laughter and tears will be shared when we reminensce of the life she shared with us.
Mrs. Hickson is survived by daughter Teresa Phelps; grandsons Jerald Phelps and wife Sinda, Charles Phelps and Bret Wayne Grothe and wife Leighann; great-grandchildren Levi Grothe, Tyler Phelps, Trent Phelps and Alyssa Phelps; nephews Allen and Wayne Smith; great nieces Harley and Ashley Smith; great-great nephews Ben and Nicholas Smith; great niece Kelley Phillips and husband Enondrus and great-great nieces and nephew Kayla, Macy and Levi.
She was preceded in death by husband Orville Hickson; first husband Owen Henderson; parents John and Eva Mason; sisters Johnny Ogletree, Jewel Riley, Bell Brown and Pearl Turner and brother Charlie Mason.
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