Annette Hoffman Hickox

Annette Hoffman Hickox, 74, of Patterson, passed away Monday afternoon, July 20, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Fernandina Beach, FL September 23, 1945, she had lived in Fernandina for many years before moving to Pierce County in 1981. She had been a school bus driver for the Nassau County Board of Education for several years but had also worked on her family farm raising hogs. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren dearly and always enjoyed trips to the mountains of North Carolina with them.  She loved to cook, grow flowers and garden and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late Adam John and Mae Lovell Hoffman. She was also preceded in death by a great -granddaughter, Skylar Lynn Meadows and both of her brothers, George Hoffman and John Hoffman.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert E. Hickox, Patterson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tressa Annette and Kenneth Smith, Evans and Lisa amd Donnie Murphy, Patterson; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Michelle Hickox, Covington, Bobby J. Hickox, North Augusta, SC and Ephriam L. and Brenda Hickox, Hilliard, FL; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the funeral home.

A private burial service for the family will be held in the New Home Cemetery.

The family would also like to give special thanks to Dorothy Griffin of Patterson for her graciousness, love and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made to a charity of one’s choosing. 

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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