Denise S. Hickman, registered nurse

September 19, 2013

Denise S. Hickman of Greenwood passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford.

She was the daughter of the late Charles William Schwartzkopf and Mary Porter Williams . Mrs. Hickman was a registered nurse for Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital for more than 34 years. She worked as head of the Critical Care Unit, then in Cardiac Rehab, and finally in Outpatient Surgery.

In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and watching the hummingbirds. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite spot was hanging out on the pool deck with them. She loved her family immensely and loved to spoil her grandchildren. She will be remembered as an amazing woman, caring and compassionate and a warrior until the end. She will be sadly missed. She was loved by all and will be forever.

Survivors include her loving husband of 42 years, Bruce E. Hickman of Greenwood; sons, Matthew T. Hickman and his wife London of Harrington and Adam C. Hickman of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Dr. Paul Schwartzkopf of York, Pa., Hon. Pete Schwartzkopf of Rehoboth Beach, Rick Chamberlin of Dagsboro and Christopher Chamberlin of Topsham, Maine; sister, Maria Higgins of Hickory, N.C.; and grandchildren, Austin Reynolds and Evan Hickman.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are by Melvin Funeral Home.


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