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Patsy June Hickman

Patsy June Hickman, 86, of Amarillo, TX, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024.

Family visitation will be from 5:30-6:30 PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount, Amarillo, Texas, with her grandson, Reverend Jared Cooke, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Patsy was born to Frances Opal Stephenson and A.H. McGee in Borger, TX on February 7, 1938, and raised in both Borger and Sunray.   Patsy was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Bill; her three children, daughter, Krista Edwards of Amarillo; son, Ron Hickman of Amarillo, and daughter, Kari Cooke, (John) of Weimar, TX.  She was a loving Nana to seven grandchildren, Chad Harrison, (Katie), Karissa Edwards, Abby Hickman, Coleton Hickman, Jared Cooke, Nick Cooke, and Jacob Cooke, (Emily).  She had eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Frances and Henry Richardson of Perryton, TX, her father and step-mother, A. H. and Ruby McGee of Fritch, TX; her sister and brother-in-law, Jerry and Bill McCallie originally of Perryton, TX and later made their home in Arkansas, and her brothers, Gerald Johnson of Elkhart, KS, and Billy Johnson of Sherman, TX.

Patsy was a wonderful wife, homemaker, and a loving and dedicated mother to her three children.  She worked as a school census registrar for the Lawndale School area for the AISD.  Patsy was co-owner, and bookkeeper for the family business, TSC Distributing and The Gift Showroom.  Patsy managed the family vegetable and fruit orchard farm – Harvest Acres.  She loved the fruits of her labor and canned her vegetables and fruits where she fed her family and won many ribbons at the Tri-State County Fair.  Patsy assisted and was an excellent scorekeeper for the baseball teams coached by her husband, Bill, and they both received numerous honors for their outstanding achievements.

Patsy’s passions were her family, watching baseball, keeping score, and her ladies Bunco group that she was a member of for over 40 years.

Patsy was the kindest, most beautiful lady inside and out.  She had a wonderful loving and giving spirit to everyone she met.  She had a beautiful smile and was often told that she was a twin to the actress, Rue McClanahan, who played “Blanche” in the television series,

The Golden Girls

.

Many years ago, Patsy and Bill fulfilled a dream trip to the Washington D.C. area and New York City where they toured the grand cities, went to several baseball games, and attended the theater production of “Cats”.  Pat and Bill also enjoyed their yearly trips to Las Vegas to attend the Trade Show Market for their family business. They also enjoyed the casinos and the live shows while in Vegas.

Patsy was loved by all and had a profound impact on those around her.  She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
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