Zelma (“Zee”) Allene Hickman passed away on the evening of March 17, 2011. Zee’s service will be held at 2:00 pm on April 2nd at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel in Eldorado, Texas.
Zelma was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Stephenville, Texas to Ona Florence Holley. She married Marvin Hickman of Mer edes, Texas in 1943. They lived in El Campo, Texas raising their two sons.
Zelma was active in the ElCampo First United Methodest Church where she taught Sunday School. Zelma worked at Connie’s Studios with great enjoyment, and she was very close to the owners and employees who were like family to her. In El Campo, Zelma and Marvin were also active in the local Square Dancing scene.
They retired to Eldorado, Texas to be near her immediate family members, her brother Jim Holley and his wife, Jerre. Zelma became active in the Methodist Church once again and joined he Women’s Club and Martha’s Angels. She looked forward to those lunches and gatherings with such dear ladies, and she loved the people at her church.
Jim and Jerre Holley were of great comfort to Zelma after Marvin’s passing, giving her their unlimited time, energy and love. Our family will be forever grateful for them, for they truly made a difference in her remaining years.
Zelma was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin (2005); her mother, Ona Holley; her brothers Perry Holley, R.B. Holley, and her sister, Nina Ruth Owens. She is survived by her brother, Jim Holley & his wife, Jerre; her sons Michael and his wife, Cindi; Danny and his wife, Lois; and her grandchildren, Aubrey Halliburton and her husband, Ben; Taylor Hickman; Casey Hickman and Holley Hickman. She had one great grandchild, Axler Halliburton, and she had many beloved nieces and nephews.
Zelma Allene was a great admirer of her brother’s and her son’s woodworking skills; she was also a very accomplished seamstress.
Zelma will be greatly missed; she was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, and sister. We thank God she is no longer in pain, and she is now with her other loved ones. “When we are alive but not living, it is time to let go and let God take over -- to free us from pain -- so we can dance in His rain.”
We love you, Mama Zee!