Alberta B. Bickings, 96, of Coatesville, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Herbert J. Bickings, Sr.
Born in West Chester, PA on September 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Sadie (Groce) Biddle. Alberta was a Unionville High School graduate, Class of ’44. She worked in the packing department at Pepperidge Farm for 28 years. A lover of the outdoors, she enjoyed flowers and birds, especially cardinals and hummingbirds. She was known to play the lottery, visit casinos and loved to share a meal out to eat with family. She enjoyed crafting, word searches and reading. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, both immediate and extended, especially her great-grandson, Alex.
Surviving are her children Lois Hipp, wife of David, of Downingtown, Herbert J. Bickings, Jr., husband of Laura, of Coatesville; grandchildren Wesley Hipp, husband of Kelly, Samantha Hipp-Oberholtzer, wife of Robert Oberholtzer, Benjamin Hill; great-grandchildren Alexander Oberholtzer and Terrance Laird; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan Bickings, grandson Jason Hipp, siblings George Biddle, Robert Biddle, William Biddle, Mary Shaffer, Mildred Cohee, Hazel Carpenter and Ethel Jones.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11 AM at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335. Viewing will be held Monday Evening, October 4, 2021 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home, as well as 10 – 10:45 AM prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Herb Bickings (924 Stargazers Road, Coatesville, PA 19320) to help defray funeral costs.