Louise Hickerson

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Isom Hickerson, (known to everyone as “Miss Lou”) age 83, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Altheimer, died Monday, February 25, 2013.

Mrs. Hickerson was born in England, Ark. on October 24, 1929, to the late Dewey Hobson Isom and Ada Belle Grice Isom Terry. She was a long-time member of Shepherd Hill Baptist Church and was currently a member of Central Baptist Church.

For many years, Mrs. Hickerson worked as a teacher’s aide and then as secretary in the Altheimer School District. She retired in 1996.

Mrs. Hickerson loved her family deeply, and took wonderful care of her husband of 48 years, Earnest Russell “Buddy” Hickerson until his passing on December 31, 1995.

“Miss Lou” was an extremely patriotic person and loved her country. For many years, she attended Memorial Day services at Little Rock National Cemetery. She was also an avid Arkansas Razorback fan, no matter the sport. After once attending a Razorback signing day, she remarked that she could not believe “how big those boys really are up close.”

Also predeceasing her are a son, Sherman Russell Hickerson of Hot Springs on December 29, 1992; her stepfather, Jewell Earl Terry; and a brother, Dewey Ray Isom.

Her survivors include a son, Terry Hickerson (Debbie) of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren, Shawn Green, Dawn Hickerson, Brian Hickerson, Crystal Hickerson, Caleb Hickerson, and Tracy Martin; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Terry of White Hall and Kenneth Terry of Tyler, Texas; and a sister, Betty Watkins of Glendale; and a host of loving family and friends.

Graveside services will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Cypress Memorial Gardens with Buddy Byrd officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1202 S. Main Street, Little Rock, AR 71602 or www.alz.org.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com