Barbara Hickman Wilson



Barbara Hickman Wilson, age 80, passed away at her home in Augusta, Ga. on November 8, 2022. Barbara was born in Millen, Ga. to the late Sidney and Alva Hickman.

She graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1960 and attended the Women’s College of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1964. Barbara continued her education at Pepperdine University and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Human Management and an Education Specialist degree from Georgia Southern University in 1994.

She lived in many places, around the country and abroad, before returning to the Augusta area and retiring as a school counselor for the Richmond County School System.

Barbara loved animals, but horses had been her passion since her childhood days on the family farm in Waynesboro. She was still riding and showing her Peruvian Paso until recently.

She is survived by her sister Martha Hickman Ostendorff, niece Scot Hixon, and nephew Alan Ostendorff.

Funeral services will be held on November 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Burke Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens.

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