Wilma Ruth Jenkins Hickson

Wilma Ruth Jenkins Hickson, age 96, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Carolina Care Center, Cherryville.  Wilma was a native of Gaston County, born December 1, 1916, the daughter of the late John Coleman and Lessie Black Jenkins.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, a loving wife , mother, sister and grandmother. Wilma graduated from Lynchburg S. C. High School as Valedictorian of her Class. She was a teacher’s assistant for the Gaston County School System.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Morris Hickson, Sr., a grandson, Herbert Morris Hickson, III, two brothers, Kent Jenkins and Ray Jenkins.
Survivors:  Her son:  Herbert Morris “Hub” Hickson, Jr. and wife Gloria of Gastonia, grandchildren:
Kristi Anthony-Keeter  and husband Leard of Cherryville, Timothy Hickson and Wife Angie of Bessemer City, Step-grandchildren: George M. Jenkins, Jr. and wife Jena,  Meredith Jenkins Parnell and husband Kyle,  all of Belmont. 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Sister-in-law: Carolyn P. Jenkins, of Cherryville.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00PM Thursday,  December 27, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner officiating, the family will receive friends from 1:30PM to 2:45PM at the Church prior to the service. Burial will follow in the City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 301 East First Street, Cherryville, N. C. 28021.