Janet Robinson Hickman, affectionately known as “Ba” and “Granna”, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 6, 2007. Fineral services will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas. Graveside services will follow at MemorialCemetery, 59th and Ave. U in Galveston. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a wake from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Janet was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on November 9, 1952 to Roosevelt and Lois Haney Robinson. She moved to Galveston with her family at a very early age. Soon after moving to Galveston, Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church became her church home. Janet attended Galveston public schools until graduation and furthered her education at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Janet worked for the University of Texas Medical Branch for 24 years before she became ill in 2001. Before and after her illness she had a zest for life. She was known for her kindness, friendliness and ability to make people laugh all the time.
She is preceded in death by her parents Roosevelt and Lois Robinson, brothers Henry Chapman and William Robinson, nephew Darrell Florence, god-son Roy Littles James, and special friend Mamie Parsons. She is survived by her only child Felicia Hickman (Bradford)and two grandchildren Jamarcus Hickman and Anita Bloom II. She also leaves behind a step-mother Betty Robinson, sisters Patricia Florence (Albert), Joyce Horton, Cynthia Mills (Melvin) and Elizabeth Pouncy (Reginald), brothers Robel Robinson (Easter) and Donald James (Williette), nephews Oscar Florence, Reverend Allen Robinson (Allison), Ernest Florence (Sharon), Ronnie Johnson of England, Jonathan Robinson, Melvin Mills, Isaiah Mills, Donald James Jr. (Amber), Deon James, Rodney Brown, Kerrian James and Durell Brown, nieces Mellahni James, Leandra Robinson, Precious James of Germany and Dana Chapman of Amsterdam, great-nieces Diane Robinson, Ashleigh Florence, Leyla Robinson, Bria James, Mikayla James and Skye James, great-nephews Patrick Florence, Kennan Robinson and Philip Robinson, god-children Lionetta Walker, Monique Gallop, Elijah Smith Jr., and Donisha Lane, special friends Valencia Brown, Patricia Toliver, Dona Lane, Donna Williams, Debra Gallop, Cloudine Jones, Sydney Johnson, Linda Cooper, Charles and Linda Hickman, Diane Lyons, Julie Campbell, Shirley Meyers, Barbara Hickman, Joyce White, Joyce Dennis, Hattie Tisino and Thomas family, Darrell Glover, Rayshon Gaines, cousins from the Lemons and Jones Family, and host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 12, 2007 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1410 41st Street, Galveston, Texas. Graveside services will follow at MemorialCemetery, 59th and Ave. U in Galveston.
The family received visitors from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a wake from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family of Janet Hickman would like to thank everyone who made a house call, hospital visit and or phone call. The support in all forms was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. We would also like to thank the staff at TriumphHospital in ClearLake, the Intensive Care Unit’s staff at the University of Texas Medical Branch and ClearLakeRegionalHospital and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.