Elizabeth (Liz) Pool Hickman (Ma Ma) devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and trusted friend, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 29, 2006 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born April 15, 1921 in Longview, Texas and married Royce H. (Jack) Hickman in 1940. After moving with her family all over the country (29 times in 29 years) because of her husband’s work as a construction engineer, she and Jack moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1969 where she continued to live until returning to College Station in 2005. She was active in community and church activities and was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Mobile.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hickman, parents Jesse Lee Pool and Blanche Pool Knight and grandson-in-law James Barrett.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Royce H. Hickman, Jr. and his wife Mary of College Station and Garland L. Hickman and his wife Janet of Mandeville, Louisiana, six grandchildren, Carol Barrett and her fiancé Mike Ashfield, Trey Hickman and his wife Stormy all of College Station and Natalie Hickman, Sara Hickman, Brooks Hickman and Mary Cathrine Hickman all of Mandeville, Louisiana, six great grandchildren Jacklyn (Jackie) Barrett, Nathan Barrett, Jodi Barrett, Tiffany Barrett, Tucker Hickman and Keaton Hickman all of College Station and numerous relatives and dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Trey Hickman, Nathan Barrett, Brooks Hickman, Charles Whatton, Mike Ashfield and Luke Gautier.

After a family graveside service at College Station Cemetery a memorial service will be held at 1:00pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 State Hwy 6, South. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2921 Airport Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36606.

For those who wish, condolences for the family may be left at www.callawayjones.com.

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home


  1. Dear HIckmans – We were sorry to hear the news about Liz. We have so many fun and fond memories of her, from going to Saints games, having fun at Mardi Gras, or just visiting with her, Garland and Janet. She was always ready to be a part of the group, and was definately the one with the most energy! She was very proud of her ‘boys’ and all of her grandchildren and will be deeply missed. Regardless of the situation or age, it is so hard to lose a parent. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Susan

  2. Dear Royce, Mary – Family:
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of Mrs. Hickman. What a full, blessed life she led.
    God bless,
    Mary Jo Prince

  3. To the family of Miss. Liz,

    Four years ago my dad passed away. My brother, sisters and myself started spending more time visiting our mom. On one Sunday afternoon, about 3 years ago I met Miss Liz as she was delivering mom’s Avon. Now Miss Liz and our family had lived across the street from each other and mom had known Miss. Liz since 1970, this was my first time to meet and talk with Miss Liz.

    Now this being a Sunday during football season and myself being a life long Saints fan I casually mentioned something about the Saints as mom was fixing Miss Liz a ‘little one’. That’s when this little old lady leaned across the couch and proceeded to tell me about why the Saints had lost their last game and why they should win their next game. As the Sundays past our conversations about the Saints seemed to feed off each other. I was totally astounded by not only her knowledge but enthusiasm for the game.

    As the season faded and the boys of summer started heating their bats up, our Sunday conversations turned to the Braves with the same zeal. About a year later I started to wonder just how big of a ‘sports fan’ is Miss Liz? So I mentioned something about the Masters, not saying the word golf, and off we went. I had never met a true female sports fan before. Having known Miss Liz for this short time was, for me fascinating. I know she will truly be missed by her family, which she spoke of with great pleasure, as I will miss our Sunday sports talks.

    If the Saints win the Super Bowl this year, one can only wonder just how hard was she leaning on Our Lord ?

    Thank you and God Bless,
    Bill Bullard

  4. Liz and I where friends for many many years and bowling buddies for many years also, a wonderful human being. Please accept my sympathy and my prayers are with you
    God bless

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