Mildred Inez Hickox Nelson Thrift

Mildred Inez Hickox Nelson Thrift, 90, of Hilliard, FL passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, in Orange Park, FL. 

She was born December 9, 1929 in Hoboken to the late Noah David Hickox and Amanda Estelle Lee Hickox. She was a homemaker and member of Live Oak Baptist Church in Callahan, FL. In her younger days, she enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning food. Until the end, she took great joy in country music, a clean house and spending time with her children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Clifford Thrift; a daughter,  Susan Estelle Nelson Prescott; four sisters, Thelma Crews, Vera Ingram, Mary Herrin and Annie Maude Hauser; three brothers:, James Robert Hickox, Floyd Hickox and David “Dubie” Hickox and a grandchild, Jessica Nelson. She was the last of seven siblings.

Survivors include her children, David (Margaret) Nelson, Charles (Susan) Nelson and Debbie (Bill) Hoskison; seven grandchildren and many great -grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3 from the Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Thrift officiating. 

Interment will follow in Winn Cemetery near Blackshear.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home of Folkston.

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