Obituaries

Betty G. Hickman

Betty G. Hickman, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 ½ years, Buddy. Betty and Buddy were together through thick and thin. They built their lives together and made a strong loving home.

They planned for their daughter (Nicole) and lived life for her. They were a strong, loving, close family with a bond like no other.

Buddy passed away on November 12, 2021, and Betty grieved herself to a place from which she could not return. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole C. Walker, and her husband, Chris A. Walker; grandson, Charles G. Walker (Charlie); step-grandson, C.J. Walker and his wife Grace Walker; step-granddaughter, Chloe Skye Walker; and two loving cats, Ralphie and Jingo.

Betty will be missed more than she would ever know. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or the American Heart Association. We ask you to be kind to animals and each other.

“Mom, you are the wind beneath my wings forever”, Love Cole.

Remembrance services will be held privately.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

6 Comments

  1. Nicole C Walker

    Mom I can’t understand how I am to go on without you. You are my best friend and wil be forever. You were so strong and tough and I imagined you by my side always. I will love you with all my heart until the end of time. You missed Dad terribly as do I. I tried to fill the void and I could not fill those shoes. I told you Tuesday “I will fight for you forever” and I will continue.
    I love you Mom so much and I will be lost without you.
    Cole

  2. David Lawrence

    This is so much like my parents…Dad passed the 1st of November, 2016 and Mom followed in April….she was heartbroken by the loss of her 75 year plus partner. I knew Buddy at the shipyard and he always spoke lovingly of his wife….it is good they are together….God bless the family and friends left behind!

  3. Nicole Walker

    Mom
    I lay here so sad not having you here. We are taking good care of Ralphie and Jingo. They are staying at home. We do not want them anymore upset than they are. We go twice a day. Love on them, talk to them and play. Mom I don’t know if I will ever be ok without you. Losing Dad changed me and now losing you feels like it broke me I hope you know how much I love you. You are the best friend I will never have again. My world is unbalanced and I am struggling We brought you home Friday your Urn is beautiful I have a charm that I will be wearing with you forever Stay with me Mom, I need you and I love you!
    Cole

  4. Earl Slone

    Betty, I miss your surprise phone calls- your updates on what’s going on..I just want you to know Irene and I did very much enjoyed that last visit.. It was the best way to spend 2 1/2 hours.. The things you told me were so up lifting and meant the world to me..I’m so thankful you called.. So thankful we had those last hours together..I miss you and our talks..I loved you before and still love you now..Thank you for sharing your feelings with me..I feel joy knowing that You and Buddy are together and at peace.. Miss you both…Love You ,, Your brother ..Earl

  5. Nicole C Walker

    Mom today is Easter. I am broken and not myself. I do not see life without you. We were to get through this together. I cry so much I get sick. I am so angry and so sad all of the time. We lost Dad and I stepped up to make you as ok as possible. I am having a hard time geting through this. You are my rock, you always have been. I keep your purse in the same spot you left you Thursday night. I hold your purse tight and cry. Your clothes and water bottle still sit in the same spot. We got the blue recliner to ya’lls house. You loved that chair, it is now there. Ralphie has been sitting in it. Mom I love you so much, I hope you knew this. You and Dad have been my world. I am trying to get on track with Charlie, but I am not doing a very good job. I am so mad. I want you back with every breath. I want Dad back. I will never be the same. My heart is so broken.

    MOM I love you more than I think you really knew.

    Cole

  6. Nicole Walker

    Mom Today is 2 months without You and 6 months without Dad. I am as depressed today as I was at those days. My life is so different without you and Dad. We are over at the house every day it is the one place I feel you and Dad, Chris and I have been working constantly at the house. We opened the pool new liner and boards being replaced on the deck. It looks so nice I have sit over and over I wish so bad you and Dad could be a part of this. I love you so much. Mom I don’t know how to do this without you. I am so mad and sad I don’t know how to express it
    I love you!!!!!
    Cole

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