On September 1st, 2019, Gertrude "Trudie" Bickham, age 84, died peacefully at her home and went to be with the Lord. She was born on December 16th, 1934 to Thomas and Lucille Gordy. She married the love of her life, Gary Bickham, on September 25th, 1952, and remained married to him for the next 66 years. They would have had their 67th anniversary in 3 weeks.
Trudie and Gary did everything together. You never saw one of them without the other. They had three children together, two boys, Gary Vincent Jr. and Neil Alan, and one daughter, Dena. She loved her children and was a wonderful mother to all of them. She loved the holidays with her family and those were the times she treasured most. She was active in the church from an early age and remained that way up until her health started to deteriorate. She loved worshipping with her church family and loved singing the old hymns. She looked forward to that time each Sunday. Trudie went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone once her kids were out of elementary school, and retired from there with over 20 years of service. Trudie never met a stranger and touched so many lives during her time on this earth. She left her imprint everywhere she went. She was a wonderful Mother, sister, wife and friend to many and will be missed dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lucille Gordy, her sister, Tommy Davis, and survived by her husband, Gary Bickham, her two sons, Gary (Radonna) Bickham, and Neil Bickham, and her daughter, Dena Bickham (James Harrell) all of Corpus Christi. She had one granddaughter, Rianna Bickham from Austin, TX.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 between 6:00 - 8:00pm at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:00am at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel located at 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412.