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Billie Dawn Dickson, age 86

Billie Dawn Dickson, 86, of North Little Rock passed away on October 2, 2022 after a short and courageous battle with colon cancer.

Billie was born to Ed and Blanche Hardcastle on Friday, December 13, 1935 at their home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from NLR High School in 1953 and married her first husband, Tommy Cobb a year later. They had three sons, Brian Keith, Thomas Kevin and Peter Kent.

After their divorce, she took in ironing and worked part-time jobs during the holidays to provide Christmas presents for her children.

In 1968 she married Don Dickson and they had one daughter, Shari.

Billie had a love of books and was a voracious reader until her eyesight started to fail. She always said that if she was ever stranded on a deserted island the one thing, she would want to have with her was an endless supply of books.

Billie accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a small child and, until she took her last breath, her faith never wavered. Her love of music and talent for playing the piano and singing was used tirelessly throughout her many decades of service for the Lord. She played the piano and organ at various times at Palm Street Baptist, Bethel Assembly of God, NLR Church of God, Faith Community Church and Cornerstone Worship Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Blanche, and her husband Don. She is survived by her children, Keith Cobb (Kathy), Kevin Cobb (Sheila), Kent Cobb and Shari Romes, 14 Grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:30am at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of God; 301 Campbell Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith-2 Timothy 4:7.


  • Terry Shuler Posted October 5, 2022 4:35 PM

    Prayers with the family

  • BRandie MCCone Posted October 5, 2022 5:10 PM

    She is the most faithful women I’ve ever known . Rest In Peace

  • Victoria Cavalier Posted October 5, 2022 7:29 PM

    She was the last of our grandparents. She will be missed by many, and her talents can never be replaced. Saying goodbye will be hard for us all, but we all know where she is now residing. She has been reunited with many including Grandpa Don. I am glad she is no longer hurting from the awful Big C.

    Love You Always

  • Kent Cobb Posted October 5, 2022 8:41 PM

    My mother was also my good friend! I spent many hours talking on the telephone to her about music, food, our Christian walk, and her time growing up. For the last six years of her life, I got closer to her than I’d ever been! She was a wonderful person, a great mother, and a friend! Although I miss her like crazy, I’m happy for her to be at home with Jesus, free from pain, and the trouble she experienced after being diagnosed with cancer. I pray for her peace, joy, and happiness. She will be sorely missed.

  • Don and Faye Russell Posted October 6, 2022 9:16 AM

    My step-father, Jeff Hardcastle, was her uncle and my brother, John Paul Hardcastle, a cousin. Not much contact over the years but a healthy respect for her kindness and talents. May God’s Peace comfort the family thru this time of sorrow. RIP Billie Dawn.

  • rebecca humphrey Posted October 7, 2022 4:10 PM

    Ril billie dickson i hope your singing in the angels chior and walking up thee on the lovely streets of gold you will be missed but nomore pain and sorrow love you & miss you forever &always💜💜

  • DJM Posted October 7, 2022 10:27 PM

    Prayers for all of the family and friends. She will be missed. May she now know eternal peace.

  • Peter Cobb Posted October 23, 2022 4:05 AM

    It’s been three weeks since you moved to heaven! I’m so sad you had such a terrible battle with cancer! Although it’s not been that long, It seems like forever! I miss you and love you so much! I hope your having the most wonderful time with Jesus! All my love forever! Kent!

  • Peter Cobb Posted November 1, 2022 3:07 AM

    You have been gone for 29days today! I knew when you passed I would miss talking to you! Now you’re with Dad and my Leisha. It’s awful here without the two of you! I pray that your at peace and have found rest for your soul! Forever all my Love! Your son! Kent!

  • Peter Cobb Posted November 26, 2022 3:24 AM

    Every day that passes, I find myself missing you more! I miss the time we spent talking to each other! I’m sad that time has ended! I miss you very much! All my love 💘 forever! Kent!

  • Peter Cobb Posted December 14, 2022 12:20 AM

    Happy Birthday! Today you are 87 years old! I hope you had a great first Birthday in Heaven! I miss you so very much! All my Love forever💝💝💝 Kent!

  • Peter Cobb Posted December 25, 2022 12:19 AM

    Merry Christmas! Mama! It’s your First Christmas in Heaven! I pray it’s the best 🎄 ever! You are missed more every day! I hope to see you face to face again someday! Until then know I love you very much! Forever all my Love! Kent!

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