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Gwendolyn Steagall Hickson

August 8, 1929 - March 28, 2022

With the loving support of her family, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Steagall Hickson peacefully passed from this earth to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg.

Born in Lynchburg on August 8, 1929, Gwen was the daughter of the late Violet McCarson and James Allen Steagall. She was the devoted wife of her high school sweetheart, the late William Fields Hickson, Jr. They shared a life together full of travel and companionship. In addition to her husband and parents, Gwen is preceded in death by her grandson, William F. Hickson IV.

During her lifetime of family devotion, Gwen enjoyed traveling with family, playing bridge with girlfriends, faithfully attending church, antiquing, cooking, and diving into her family ancestry.

Gwen is survived by a daughter, Meg Bruce and her husband John of Lynchburg, their three children Lauren Wodicka and her husband Brent of Leesburg, VA, David Bruce of Lynchburg, and Emily Beasley and her husband Wood of Manteo, NC; a son, Bill Hickson of Lynchburg and daughter Kelsey; and great-grandchildren Jackson and Reese Wodicka and Palmer and Wood Beasley.

A funeral service will be conducted in the Mezzanine of the Drinkard Health Care Building of Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022, by Pastor William Deal.

Gwen was a founding member of Peakland Baptist Church. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Gwen’s home church, Peakland Baptist Church, 4018 Peakland Place, Lynchburg, VA 24503.

Interment will be private in the garden at Peakland Baptist Church.

“So you also have sorrow now. But I will see you again. Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you.” John 16:22 CSB

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Westminster Canterbury for their loving and tender care.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

A funeral service will be conducted in the Mezzanine of the Drinkard Health Care Building of Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022, by Pastor William Deal. Interment will be private in the garden at Peakland Baptist Church.

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