Graveside funeral services for Kathleen Sikes Bickmann will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Olla Cemetery, Olla, Louisiana with Bro. Bo Prather officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 AM at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla.
Kathleen Gates Sikes Bickmann was born March 24, 1942 in Sikes, LA to the union of her parents, Janie Brister Gates and Jayson Eugene Gates and she passed from this life on March 25, 2020 at her home in Marrero, LA. 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. 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, LA; 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; sister-in-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.