January 1, 2014

We laid my beautiful mama to rest on Monday, December 30th. I can’t even begin to express the pain we feel at losing her. I know we’d never be ready, but it all is such a shock.

I wanted to share this for those of you who aren’t nearby…I know so many people around the country loved my mother. She was to love, that’s for sure.

Kathryn S. Hicks (Kay), 69, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013. Kay was best known and will long be remembered for her kind, gentle spirit and for her selfless love for her family and friends. She was a member of the Apostolic Church in North Little Rock and loved the Lord Jesus above all else.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Atkinson, of Cabot, Arkansas; son, Troi Atkinson and wife, Phyllis, of Toledo, Oregon; daughter, Lori Sabin and husband, Nate, of Saint Paul, Minnesota; grandchildren, Stefen and Jared Atkinson, Greyley and Indigo Sabin, and Brittney and Nicole Connolly; sisters, Wannie Jean Pope, of Pine Bluff, and Patricia Newell, of Denver, Colorado; brother, Rev. Joe Hicks, of Mayflower, Arkansas, and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gladys Hicks, two sisters, Gladys Mae Hicks and Rita Hymer, and brother, Robert Hicks.

Since she was so difficult about getting her picture taken~I believe I’ve blogged about that a half dozen times on here :)~this is the last picture I have of her before this week. I’m so glad I have it.


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13 Responses to “Honey”

  1. karen Ricci says:

    Lori, the photo of your mom with her Grandkids is so beautiful. This will be a cherished photo for all to have. Thanks for sharing.
    Love you

  2. Les Wick says:

    Saying goodbye to the life long friend named Mother is never easy. Thank God for the time that was allotted to us to have our mothers, and for all the happy memories that will carry us our lifetime through that we will reflect upon often …

  3. mary ellingsworth says:

    Beautiful Lori, you are loved and prayed for comfort, strength and direction! XXOO

  4. Staci Frenes says:

    Love that you have this picture.

    Thinking of you often….

  5. Jeanie Rust says:

    Such a beautiful photo of your sweet mama!

  6. Amy Killmon says:

    Beautiful picture. Memories, how we love them.

  7. savita says:

    I’m so glad you had this photo. It is beautiful. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. <3

  8. Kathy McElhaney says:

    My dear Lori. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express how much this hurts. Your mama was a beautiful, sweet, loving lady. I’ve lost both parents, so I know how hard this is. Please know you’re in my heart and prayers today.

  9. Ray and Kathy Paradowski says:

    It is so hard to lose a parent. They leave such a big hole in your life. There will be many times when you just wish you could ask her something and hear her voice again. Lots of memories to cherish tho. Ryan spoke highly of her when he went with you to their home in California. We have been praying for you. God will take you thru this time in your life.

    Kathy and Ray Paradowski

  10. Barb Norris says:

    Such a precious picture. Losing a parent is so painful. Praying peace and comfort for you and your family. Love you!

  11. Destini Wright says:

    It was always such a wonderful treat to step inside the Campbell, California home of Kay Atkinson as I was growing up. Always a warm welcoming hug, a pleasant smell of one thing or another and the yummiest goodies. She certainly had the gift of hospitality. She was always a proper lady and she had THE best giggle when she got going. I love you Lori Anne and I’m so glad I got to share some good years with your mama. Glad we had a chance to stop by the old house when you were here. It brought back a lot of fond memories! 🙂

  12. Jill says:

    Oh Lori. What a tremendous loss. I didn’t know her well, but you clearly possess her best qualities – for that, I’m so grateful to her. You’ve been through a lot this year, and it breaks my heart. I’ve been praying so hard – especially for you and Papa – for an extra dose of comfort, peace, and health.

    Love & miss you.

  13. MarilynLindell says:

    My heart hurts for you, what a shock!! I miss her sooooo much myself and was looking forward to being with her again as well as your Dad, we always had soo much fun together. (I rejoice to be able to see her again in heaven) We knew we had a true friendship. God bless the whole family and we hold you up in our prayers. Love to all, Marilyn & Larry

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