Doretha Hickman went home to live with Jesus in eternal rest on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center in Bishopville, South Carolina. Doretha was born on April 11, 1946, to Leola Davis. She was educated in the Kershaw County School System.
Doretha attended Community Baptist Church for many years before becoming a member on March 2, 2016. She was baptized on March 24, 2016. She loved her pastor and her church family. She enjoyed singing her favorite song, “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine.” When she became unable to attend Community Baptist Church, she attended services at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center with Rev. Black.
Doretha loved cooking, fishing and babysitting family. She worked for many years at DeBruhl Restaurant. She also worked at Old South Restaurant.
Doretha was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, niece, cousin and friend.
Doretha was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Hickman; her mother, Leola Davis; a sister, Florence “Cricket” Hickman and a brother, Covell Hickman.
Doretha leaves behind to cherish her memories a loving son, Teddy Hickman (Brenda) of Camden, SC; one sister-in-law, Pastor Mary Hickman of Camden, SC and Delores Lloyd (whom she called a sister-in-law); two aunts, Zelda “Pig” Hickman of Baltimore, MD and Rachel Hickman of Bethune, SC; her grandchildren, Derrick Hickman of Baltimore, MD, Davonta Hickman Crim of Camden, SC, Donnell Hickman of Columbia, SC, LaBron Beaufort of Camden, SC, Defiggieo Whitaker, Reginald Whitaker, Sonyada Adams all of Camden, SC; 8 great grandchildren; her nephews, David Hickman of Fairburn, GA, Jermaine Hunter of Raleigh, NC, Walter Marshall (Lisa) of Lawton, OK, Lamont Whitworth of Camden, SC and David Hickman of Pensacola, FL; nieces, Crystal Marshall and Teresa Hickman both of Camden, SC; a great nephew (whom she loved as a grandson) Curtis Johnson of Camden, SC; a special friend, Ida Mae of Baltimore, MD, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.