SANFORD — Hazel M. Wicker, 98, of the Shallow Well community in Sanford, passed away peacefully Monday May 31, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Wicker was born in Snow Camp on Sept. 24, 1922, to Fred B. and Mae Stuart Mansfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Gordon A. Wicker; son Ronald G. Wicker; siblings, Virginia Mansfield, Inez Jackson, and Ervin Mansfield. She was a lifelong member of Shallow Well Church. She owned and operated S.A. Wicker and Sons with her husband and family for more than 50 years.

She is survived by her son Gary S. Wicker (Joan) of Sanford; daughter Sandra W. Batchelor (Jimmy) of North Topsail Beach; daughter-in-law, Kathie F. Wicker of Southport; grandchildren, P. Scott Wicker (Shannon) of Garner, W. Brad Wicker and J. Kyle Wicker of Sanford, Blair W. Jernigan (Garrett) of Raleigh, Lindsay M. Wicker of North Topsail Beach, and Amber B. Yerger (Brian) of Morrisville; great-grandchildren, Ryker and Camille Wicker, Maddie and Wicker Jernigan, and Steeleton Yerger; sister Mary Sue Thomas and sister-in-law, Rebecca T. Mansfield of Sanford.

The family would like to extend thanks to the caregivers for their continued care and support.

The family will greet friends from 10-10:50 a.m. Thursday at Shallow Well Church with funeral services following at 11 a.m. A private committal follows in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Shallow Well Church, 1220 Broadway Road, Sanford, NC, 27332, or a charity of your choice.

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