Alberta Askew

July 14, 1940 - January 7, 2020

Alberta Askew, 79, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 32 years, formerly of Akron, OH, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Fort Myers. She was born July 14, 1940 in Akron, OH to Roy and Joseph Pennington, now deceased.

Alberta was of the Baptist faith and she was an animal lover.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Paul D. Askew of Fort Myers; loving son, Johnny Hickman (Denise) of Myrtle Beach, SC; stepsons, Bart and Ty; sister, Joann LaBelle (Terry) of Portage Lakes, OH; stepsisters, Cindy and Janet, and stepbrother, Michael; two grandchildren, Brandon Hubner and Eric Hickman; as well as a great granddaughter, Laci Hubner.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Alberta Askew are suggested to A.R.C, 18011 Old Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Johnny Hickman Jan 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Birdi, Johnny and I miss you already so much. You was the best mom and mother n law ever!
    Go be at peace till we see you again.
    Love you forever
    Johnny and Denise Hickman

  2. joan bedall Jan 16, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Birdie you were my best friend for 67 yrs, we had so many memories from teenagers to old agers. I will miss you forever.
    you were my best buddy ever, love you, Joanie

  3. Robert and Ann Francis Mar 5, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. John Hickman and the entire family on Birdie’s passing. Birdie and her husband Paul were our neighbor for twenty years and we were very close friends. We did many things together and she will be missed very much.

  4. Joanne LaBelle Apr 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    My dear,dear sissy..My heart is so broken ,Only God knows the heartache I feel .It will never be the same
    for me not talking to each other everyday,sometimes 2 or 3 times….. Your advise,your forever made me feel so much better on bad days. I will never forget back in the days you taught me how to use my first check book.
    You were the best of the best too everyone. It is now April seems like yesterday . I know God picked out a beautiful spot in his garden for you to rest in peace.
    Love You and Miss you! so much, See you on the other side.
    Love Your Sis

  5. Joanne LaBelle Jul 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Happy Birthday in Heaven Birdie..
    Miss you so much!!!
    Your Sis

  6. JOANNE LABELLE Jul 14, 2021 at 11:59 am


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