Emily Sue Hickey, 75, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Emily was born September 22, 1944 in Cairo, Georgia the daughter of Graton “Cosmo” and Blanche Elizabeth (King) Gillespie.
Emily’s working career included bookkeeping for John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia, and the Richmond County Board of Education in Augusta, Georgia. After moving to Illinois, she worked for WPS and as a secretary for Heartland Regional Medical Center. Emily was of the Nazarene faith and she enjoyed reading. She was the youngest of 14 children, was often quiet and soft spoken, and loved talking with her sister.
Survivors include her three daughters:
Sheri Haskins (Roy) of Ochlocknee, Georgia
Sharon Hickey of Coolidge, Georgia
Cindy Throgmorton (Matt) of Marion, Illinois
Eight grandchildren – Amber Hymer (Kenny) of Pavo, Georgia
Lonnie Chaney (David) of Coolidge, Georgia
Amber Wool (Jesse) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kara Haskins of Ochlocknee, Georgia
Shelby Beckett of Coolidge, Georgia
Saleen Beckett of Coolidge, Georgia
Bethany Throgmorton of Marion, Illinois
Brylee Throgmorton of Marion, Illinois
Seven great grandchildren
Brother – Hilton Gillespie (Chris)
Sister – Loette Buerger
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives
Preceded by her Parents and her other siblings
In accordance with her wishes, Emily will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.