Frances Elizabeth Wicker of Pomaria went to be with God on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Born on August 29, 1925 to George and Florence Wicker of the St. Phillips community, she was 92 years old. Frances was married to late Thomas Lake Wicker for 44 years and together, they raised a family of six children. Frances was the spark and the glue that made the family. She was the best cook in the Deutsch Fork for Liver Kipps, cheese pie, Sunday yeast bread and was known for making good Lutheran communion wine. But she was best known for her garden on Highway 34 for 70 plus years where she raised vegetables for tomato soup for her family. She was most happy in the garden. All the young children and babies loved Grandma Wicker and coming to her home. As a young women she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at St. Philip's Lutheran Church and after her marriage she joined St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Lutheran Church Women. She was involved with helping to compile the Wicker family history.
She is survived by her children, Tommie Elizabeth Wicker, PHD, David L. Wicker, Homer M. Wicker, Steve C. Wicker, Louise Wicker and Craig Eargle Wicker; a sister and best friend, Irene Smith; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wicker was predeceased by siblings, Clarence, Jake and Bob Wicker and Mary Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 23, 2017, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Steve Jackson. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 170, Pomaria, SC 29126.
Active pallbearers will be Virgil Smith, Earl Smith, Joe Wicker, Paul Werts, Jimmy Graham and Larry DeHart.
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