Jeffery Scott Hickman was born February 17, 1950 to the late John and Mildred Hickman of Lockport, Il. He was preceded in death by his loving parents and one brother, John Thomas and one step brother, Robert Waddell. Jeffery was known to many as “Cool Shake/Sammy”, answered his call to Glory on Feb 1, 2020.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church. He served in multiple positions in which he loved (Security and Male Chorus) until his health failed.
He will forever be cherished in the heart of his loving family
He was united into Holy Matrimony to Earlisia (Tootsie) Thomas-Hickman but to him it was (Tootsie Mae) for 24 years.
“Cool Shake” leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Earlisia Thomas-Hickman; two wonderful sons, Jeff (Kristi) Hickman of Marietta, GA, and Justin (Alysha) Burks of Jackson, MS; three grandchildren, Hannah and Ella Grace of Marietta, GA and Roman Burks of Jackson, MS; one aunt, Jyme Towns of Lockport, IL; one uncle, Earl Chandler of Long Beach, CA, five brothers, James Leon (Sandra) of Huntsville, Al., Alan Hickman of Joliet, Il., Herbert (Sharon) Hickman of Mebane, NC., Keith (Cassie) Hickman of Washington, DC., Robert Hickman of Bloomington, Il; two sisters,Shirley Smith of San Diego, CA, Sandra Hickman of Los Angeles, CA, step-mother, Diana Hickman, three-step sisters, Jessica Hatcher of Bismarch, Il., Rebecca Alcon of Crest Hill, Il., Rachel (Christopher) Watson of Crest Hill, Il., two step brothers, David Waddell of Lockport, IL, Terrance (Mary) Waddell of Crest Hill, IL; two brothers-in-law, Reggie (Bositta) Thomas of McDonough, GA, Pat Thomas Jr. of Whatley, Al., one special brother-in-law, Alton Rouse of Bronx, NY, one sister-in-law, Vivian Thomas-Coates of Whatley, Al., one mother-in-law, Hannah Thomas of Whatley, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
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