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Brenda Kay Bickers

March 5, 1950 October 22, 2018
Brenda Kay Bickers
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Obituary for Brenda Kay Bickers

Brenda Kay Bickers, age 68, of Mattoon passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center surrounded by her family. In her last hours, she asked that they lay down and get some rest in her special sign language.
Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Marshall Avenue Christian Church, 620 South 26th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Pastor Rachel Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Brenda was born on March 5, 1950 in Mattoon the daughter of Thurman and Thelma (Wisely) Etchison.
Survivors include her significant other, Robert “Bob” Howard; son, Gerald (Kelli) Bickers Jr.; daughter, Jaclyn Bickers; granddaughters, Amanda Matheny and Nicole Bickers; mother, Thelma King; step-mother, Alice Etchison; sisters, Cheryl Patrick, Samantha Millville, Denise Blatnik and Susan Leasure; and brother, Thurman Etchison Jr. Brenda was preceded in death by her father.
Brenda was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church of Mattoon. She was very accepting of everyone and was a beautiful person, inside and out. Brenda was an amazing cook and enjoyed making dishes for her church and serving at the homeless shelter. Most of all, Brenda cherished spending time with her friends and loved ones. The family wishes to thank the 4th Floor East staff at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for their excellent care. Noteworthy is her sister Cheryl Patrick for always being there.
Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to her family to assist with final expenses. Any additional funds will be donated to the ALS Foundation in Brenda’s memory.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

27

Oct

9:00 AM 10/27/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Marshall Avenue Christian Church

620 S. 26th St.
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Marshall Avenue Christian Church
620 S. 26th St. Mattoon 61938 Illinois
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

27

Oct

11:00 AM 10/27/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
Marshall Avenue Christian Church

620 S. 26th St.
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

Marshall Avenue Christian Church
620 S. 26th St. Mattoon 61938 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dodge Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

917 N. 22nd St.
Mattoon, IL 61938

917 N. 22nd St. Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

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