Margaret Ann (Oliver) Dickens, 87 passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born on July 8, 1930 in Baytown, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Missouri Street Church of Christ.
Margaret graduated from Robert E Lee High School where she was in the Brigadiers. After high school, Margaret attended Abilene Christian College. She fell in love and married her high school sweetheart, Neal Dickens, soon thereafter and they shared a 68 year marriage before Neal's death late last year.
After marriage, Margaret devoted herself to her family, friends, and church. She showed her love through acts of service, whether it was being den leader of the Cub Scouts or presiding as the first President of the Eva Maude Garden Club. She was involved with many organizations, but especially her church and anything to do with her family. No one enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren more than Margaret. Her face would light up whenever any of her little ones were around.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Dickens; parents Dewey and Grace Oliver; and sister, Edith Lamb. Margaret is survived by daughter Lorna Johnson and husband Reggie, son Kelly Dickens and wife Karen; grandchildren Regina Hicks and husband Randy, Jared Johnson and wife Emily, Aaron Dickens, Hanna Cauthen and husband Tommy, Kyle Dickens, and Austin Schumacher and wife Kayla; and great-grandchildren Christian, Isabella, and Barrett Johnson, Jack, Ryan, and Katherine Hicks, and Wyatt and Cooper Cauthen; brother-in-law, Clauis Lamb; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 28 at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Rd, Baytown, Texas 77521. Visitation will be at 1:00 with services to follow at 2:00. Private burial following the service at Sterling White Cemetery in Highlands, Texas. Arrangements entrusted to Addison Funeral Home, 18630 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX 77379. To send the family condolences online, visit www.addisonfuneralhomes.com.
Special Instructions/Comments: The Addison family and staff extend our heartfelt condolences to the Dickens family in their time of loss.