Catherine Bickham, 83, of Deweyville, went to be with the Lord March 11. Catherine was born Aug 31, 1932 in Fields, La., to Sam and Bessie Barrow. She married Riley Bickham on Nov. 3, 1951. Riley and Catherine moved to Deweyville in 1967 where they remained residents for 49 years.
Catherine worked as a bookkeeper for Gordon’s Jewelers, General Box Factory and Boise Southern. She was an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family, bird watching, and debating politics with her son-in-law. She had a green thumb and spent lots of time outside planting flowers and working in her garden. Catherine was a generous and loving person with a heart of gold who always put the needs of others before her own. Catherine was a woman of faith, believing in the power of Jesus Christ’s love.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Riley; twin sons David and Danny; brothers Sam Jr. And J.H. and sister Alma Faye.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Stanley and her husband Henry of Deweyville; Granddaughters Kacie Calloway and husband Del of Vinton; Kayla Williams and husband Josh of Little Cypress; Karie Buffington and husband Adam of Buna; Brothers, Jerry Barrow of Starks; Ted Barrow and wife JoRuth of Buna; Sisters Beatrice Rumby and husband William of Orange; Delores Franks of DeQuincy, La; Evelyn Smith and husband Vernon of Fields, La; Sandy Verdine and Linda Dumas of Orange; 10 great-grandchildren and many, many, nieces and newphews that she loved dearly.
Services to celebrate the beautiful life of Catherine will be held Friday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m., at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will immediately follow at Barrow Cemetery in Fields, La.
Visitation will be Thursday March 24, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dorman Funeral home.