Nancy Elizabeth Dickens

Nancy Elizabeth Dickens

May 28, 1931 — January 14, 2020

Nancy Elizabeth Dickens went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 14, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Dickens; and parents, Richard and Thelma Hooper. 

Nancy was born May 28, 1931 in Big Spring, Texas.  She was involved many activities as a young woman.  She was a debutant, Miss Big Spring and the band queen.  During WWII her father was moved to Kentucky where they lived, and she enjoyed her time and adventures living “abroad”.  With her parents she was lucky enough to travel across many neighboring states in search of geological conquests. In 1949 she met and married James H. Dickens and they settled in his hometown Burnet, Texas.  They too had many adventures, but none would be as great as their three young rambunctious kids and moving to the wilderness that was Lake Buchannan at that time.

As they developed the growing recreational park, they became very involved in the Silver Creek community and were one of the founding families of the Silver Creek Baptist Church.  Nancy was instrumental in Vacation Bible School, Wednesday afternoon lady’s bible study and the Joy Class Sunday School teacher. Nancy’s greatest joy was her family and with the addition of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren she was completely blessed. After Nancy’s husband James passed Nancy moved to be closer to family in Decatur, Texas. Nancy became an active resident of Governor’s Ridge and started yet another Bible Study group.

She enjoyed playing train, dominos and doing puzzles with her fellow residents. Nancy became a beloved member of the Governor’s Ridge community. Nancy was happiest surrounded by those she loved, friends and family alike, but above all this her greatest love was her love of God.  Nancy worked tirelessly to witness to all she knew and was at peace and ready to go home in her final days. She will be greatly missed by all those that loved her. Some of Nancy’s final words were “It has been a beautiful, wonderful life and I have been so very, very blessed.”

Nancy is survived by her children, James “Jimmy” Dickens of Springtown, Sherry and Jimmy Henderson of Decatur, and Steve and Debra Dickens of Horseshoe Bay; grandchildren, Christy Henderson, Sarah and Joe Villarreal, Michelle and Michael Buckley, Lindsey and Justin Roessler, Grady and Rachael Dickens, Morgan and Seth Harris, Hudson Dickens, Krystal and Rusty Rice, Daniel and Heather Correll, and Casey Correll and fiancé Chanler Brooks; great-grandchildren, Brylee Dickens, Payton and Hagen Villarreal, Audrey and Elizabeth Buckley, Lenden, Lawson, and Kora Rice, and Natalie Correll.  She is also survived by many nephews, nieces and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Clements Wilcox funeral home.  A celebration of her life and memorial will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Clements Wilcox funeral home with graveside to follow at Post Mountain. In lieu of flowers donations to Solaris Hospice, First United of Methodist Church of Decatur, First Baptist of Decatur or Saint Jude’s in memoriam of Nancy Elizabeth Dickens. 

Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com .

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