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Helen Hickman Reddick
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, Screven Chapel
Helen Hickman Reddick
Surrounded by her family that she loved so dearly, Helen Hickman Reddick reached up to take the outstretched hand of her Lord and Savior and stepped into her promised land on Tuesday evening.
    She was born on August 25, 1934, to Ellis and Marie Hickman and grew up in the Bay Branch community.
    In October of 1950, she married the one true love of her life, Palmer A. Reddick, and moved with him to the McBride Church Community, where she lived until her death. There she became another daughter to her in-laws, Vernon and Connie Reddick, whom she loved and cared for as she did her own parents throughout their lifetime.
    She joined the McBride Methodist Church, where she developed a deep love of her Lord and Savior and committed her life to sharing His word and leading others to a relationship with Jesus. If the doors were opened, Helen was there until her declining health prevented her attendance. She served as the treasurer of McBride Church for over 50 years, where she worked and worshipped alongside others to build up the church and the community and promoted Christian ideals through her actions not just in words. She loved not only the people at McBride, but the grounds and building itself and lovingly cared for them as long as her health allowed.
    She was a successful business operator and co-owner of Fad’ R Fashion women’s apparel shop for over 34 years. There she served the community by providing quality women’s clothing and apparel, promoting her love of Jesus, sharing a listening ear to anyone who needed it, sharing her love of Screven County and providing part-time jobs to many young teens, who she adopted as her own.
    She loved serving and taking care of others in any way possible and provided much to many in a quiet and unassuming manner.
    Through her love of square dancing, she met Henry Reddick, who became her dance partner, card playing partner and very special friend until his passing in 2017.
    She traveled the world, with Israel being her most talked about trip as she “got to walk where Jesus walked”, but she always told everyone she met she was from Screven County “God’s Country” and there was no place she would rather be.
    After she “retired”, she worked part-time as an assistant registrar for the voter registration office, traveled with her family and friends, and enjoyed great fellowship with her card club friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Palmer, and a son, Grady Dewayne Reddick; brothers, Stanley and Alex Hickman; and her sister, Burnease Lane.
    She is survived by her son, Jerry A. Reddick, and his wife, Nancy, who was never an in-law, but a daughter; and their children, Heather and Chris Martin, Jessica Clark and Kimberly and Buddy Friese, all of Sylvania; her daughters, Pam, and her husband, Grady G. Collins, of Sylvania, and their son, Cody B. Collins and Ashley of Bountiful, Utah; adopted daughter, Lynn Martinez of Sylvania; siblings, Dorothy Glisson of Sylvania and Sam Hickman of Forsyth; many nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by her great-grandchildren, Lane and Alyssa Flanders, Bradley Martin, Garrett and Dakota Clark, Hayden Friese, all of Sylvania; and Abigail Collins of Bountiful, Utah; adopted granddaughter, Alexis Robles of August; and special friends, Willie and Nidza Martinez of Sylvania.
    The funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, Screven Chapel, with her daughter, Pam Collins, officiating.
    The family received friends for two hours prior to the service from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Interment followed in the Screven County Memorial Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Lane Flanders, Bradley Martin, Garrett Clark, Dakota Clark, Hayden Friese, Grady Collins, Chris Martin and Cody Collins.
    Honorary pallbearers were all members of McBride Church, members of her Tuesday night card club, Wallis Lovett and Lee Thompson.
    Remembrances may be made to McBride Church Cemetery Fund to improve the fence or for the purchase of CPR mannequins to continue to teach CPR, both in care of Pam Collins, 2511 Middleground Church Road, Sylvania, GA 30467.
    Friends may sign the online register at www.joineranderson.com.
    Joiner-Anderson, Screven Chapel, is in charge of all arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, November 9, 2018
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