Kathleen Bickmann

Kathleen Bickmann

Kathleen Sikes Bickmann, 78, of Marrero, and a native of Sikes, passed from this life Wednesday, March 25, at her home in Marrero.

She was born March 24, 1942 in Sikes to the union of her parents, Janie Brister Gates and Jayson Eugene Gates.

Kathleen was a homemaker who was never idle. She loved arts and crafts and often taught classes to help others develop their talent and enjoy new hobbies for themselves. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Kathleen was a member of Marrero Baptist Church and the Golden Age Club of Marrero.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at Olla Cemetery in Olla with Rev. Bo Prather officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Kenneth Sikes, Sr.; brother, Johnnie Gates; and sister, Barbara Smeby.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Maurice Bickmann of Marrero; sons, Kenneth Sikes, Jr. and wife Sheila of Bryan, TX, Kerry Sikes and wife Mellonie of Irvington, AL and Kevin Sikes and wife Jennifer of Monticello, MS; daughter, Sharron Ladd and husband Shea Evans of Kenner; step-children, Steve Bickmann and wife, Donna and Shari B. Knowles and husband Jason; brother, Hollis Gates and wife Lynn; sister, Jeanne Wilson and husband Joe; sisterin-law, Reba Gates; grandchildren, Scott Sikes, Kaycee Christian, Karlee Sikes, Kade Sikes, Gage Brister, Grace Sikes, Jarod Christian, Sarah Sikes, Payden Evans, Ava Knowles, Carli Knowles, Chad Bickmann and Meagan Bickmann; great-grandchildren, Khloe Christian, Catherine Sikes, Kirstin Sikes, Alexandria “Lexie” Sikes, Michael Geronime, Brady Geronime, Grace Geronime and Kelby Christian; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

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