Joan Hardeman Hickman, 95, passed away on Thursday October 28 after a long and well lived life.
Joan was adopted by her loving parents, Fay C. Hardeman and Louise M. Hardeman, on September 22, 1926 in Dallas, Texas, to Hope Cottage. His first years of growth were spent in Artesia, NM. His family moved to Lake Charles when his father was employed by Conoco. She attended Lake Charles High School in her senior year.
Joan met her best friend and faithful husband, CW “Red” Hickman, while they were both working at the Jud Reeves Chevrolet dealership. They married on November 19, 1949 and enjoyed being together for 56 years and raising their children.
Jeanne joins her husband; two sons, Sammy and Chuck; a daughter, Pat; grandson, Christophe; and his son-in-law, Freddie Davis.
She is survived by her daughter, Michael Ann Davis; granddaughter, Jenny Rebecca Joan Bonham; great-grandson, Christian Michael Shanks; stepdaughter, Paula Walker Hickman; and several nieces and nephews.
Nature and every living animal was important to her. She had compassion for the survival and well-being of all animals. She did her best to make sure that whenever it was possible to improve the conditions of the vulnerable and weak, she would find a way to help. She has lived her whole life as a defender of nature and its creatures. Joan also loved all forms of art. Joan loved painting and listening to music, especially from the 1940s. She was passionate about dancing from the Charleston to her favorite tap. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at St. Patrick’s Hospital for years and worked at the Hallmark Card store. She really enjoyed being a Boy Scout Den Mother. The dearest goal in her life was to be a loving wife and mother teaching her children what was really important in life.
The Lake Charles Bible Church for the past 31 years has brought her so much joy and fellowship. This church body has become his precious extended family.
A celebration of his life will be chaired by Pastor Phil Carpenter. The visit will take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 1:30 p.m. and the service starts at 2:30 p.m. at Simple Traditions by Johnson Funeral Home, located at 3448 5th Avenue, Lake Charles. The funeral will follow immediately after at Highland Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lake Charles Bible Church 1920 East McNeese St, Lake Charles, LA, 70607 or Camp Pearl Ministries PO Box 10 Reeves, LA, 70658, also Hobo Hotel for Cats 650 E. School St. , Lake Charles, LA, 70607.
Words of comfort to the family can be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.