Carole Lillian Schotte Hicks, 87, of Statesville, N.C., died Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She was born in Union, N.J., on February 1, 1934, to the late Mathias Charles Schotte and Lillian Loscoe Schotte. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Schotte.

Carole was a RN and worked in Operating/Recovery at Davis Regional Medical Center for over 30 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Wesley Memorial UMC and had been very active in the church.

Carole loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, watching the birds, and going to the beach. She was a member of the Outdoors Club and Civitans. She also loved animals.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, John Hicks (Diana) and Douglas Hicks (Melanie); two daughters, Carole A. Hicks and Debbie Lynn Warren (Chris); two grandchildren, Dallas and Devin; a sister-in-law, Rose, and her three children, Susan, Stuart and Douglas, and numerous other family members.

There are no formal services planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Iredell County Animal Shelter, 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. Online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

3 thoughts on “Carole Lillian Schotte Hicks

  1. Mazie O. Mahaffey says:

    Carol was one of the smilinest, nicest, happiest Nurses that I ever worked with! She must be receiving stars in her crown on the other side. Love ya Carol!

  2. Bobbie Youngblood says:

    Dear Carol and Family
    So sad for the loss of your mother.
    Love and prayers
    Bobbie Youngblood

  3. Lavonda Neal says:

    To the family I send my Condolences and love. I had so much fun with Carole; she knew when we needed a great laugh. Thank you all for allowing us to be a part of the family. We will forever charish the great time we spent together I love you all.

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