In Loving Memory of Victoria Lee Hickman
You Are Forever In Our Hearts And Minds!! - We will miss you always
To all that knew Vicki she was always a pleasure to be around. Vicki naturally lit up a room with her smile and energy filled spirit. She was a caring person, friendly to everyone often bringing people of different worlds together to have a good time.
Vicki lived in New Jersey all her life, while growing up she made friends with everyone she met. Victoria was involved in everything, never wanting to sit ideal always wanting to try new things. She was a spontaneous young woman often saying she didn't want to make plans to do things, she would just do them. She truly was a free spirit.
In Vicki's 181/2 short years she had lots of opportunities to travel, her adventures included backpacking in Washington State, parasailing in Mexico, Skydiving, Rock Climbing and much more. She was involved in so many school programs it would be hard to list them all here. Vicki did much more in her short time then most of us will do in our entire lifetime.
Vicki is missed by all of us but she lives on in each of us. The very things we miss about Victoria are the very things that can be found in everyone she ever touched. She will never be forgotten.
You can Visit Vicki at the "Lakeview Memorial Park", our baby never forgotten.
Vicki's Tree - A gift for Vicki, her memory lives on the York College campus..
Updated pictures from the Ladies at York!! Thank You!!
Here you will find "Memories of a Friend", a collection of comments from those that knew her.
... There will be more about Vicki shortly..
Click Here for a Thank You from our family.
On November 27, 2006 our family received the terrible news that Victoria had passed away while sleeping in a dorm room after a few hours of binge drinking while on campus at York College. Victoria had become another statistic on the honor rolls of "College binge drinking".
Regretfully neither Victoria nor the others she was drinking with that evening understood the effects of binge drinking. These young adults were not aware of the lethal effects of an alcohol overdose nor did they know the signs that could have alerted them of the ethanol poisoning which ultimately took Victoria's life.
Through Victoria's passing we hope to continue to raise awareness of the senseless and painful loss of lives caused by reckless drinking. It is not our presumption that we will eliminate underage drinking or the binge drinking phenomenon however we hope to simply raise awareness and possibly save some lives along the way. As her family we would never want any other family to endure the hardships that poor choices on a wild night of drinking can cause.
***** Some Random Writings for my daughter.. From the Heart... *****