Lindsey never taught from a book, but rather from her heart. Lindsey loved her classroom children as if they were her own. Family and friends were very important to her. When at her home in Hammonton her mind was still on the students; it wasn’t uncommon for her to show up with new ideas for class, freshly baked cookies and she even once “baked” multiple colors together so the kids could have rainbow crayons. It was simply a part of her selfless nature, others always came first.
However, that sense of selflessness was accompanied by an unyielding motivation. While she was a student at Riverside High School she was president of the class of 2005, co-editor of the yearbook, honor society president, a passionate participant in Sports Night (her White Will Win sign is still being used today), a field hockey all-star and still found time for Ballet, Tap and Jazz Dancing. While at Richard Stockton College things didn’t change; she was president of the Speech and Hearing Club, a member of the Who’s who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, was the recipient of many academic scholarships, graduated Magna Cum Laude and volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations. On Sunday, December 15, she was posthumously awarded a Master of Science in Communication Disorders, which her family accepted on her behalf. Never content to let her hands rest, she took the arts & crafts that her grandmother introduced her to as a child and turned it into a side business. This endless enthusiasm was even seen in her leisure pursuits. Sure, when it was warm she could often be found enjoying a day at the beach at Barnegat Inlet with her mother, but when the weather turned cold she was as fast as any of the boys when she was on her snowboard with her brother. Or on some days she was content just to hang out with Dad in his garage. She also loved spending time with her sister doing “girly” things.
Lindsey is survived by her parents: Marchelle Sickler of Browns Mills and Thomas Sickler, Jr. of Burlington Twp., her siblings: Brett Sickler of Delran, Holly Sickler of Riverside and Joe Bowers of Riverside, her “Poppy”, Bill Craython of Delran, grandmother, Molly Palmer of TX, grandfather, Thomas Sickler, Sr. of Delran and her great-grandmother, Marie McMullen. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, colleagues as well as by her best-friend, Danielle Riley.
Come celebrate Lindsey’s 26 selfless, motivated and wonderful years (January 28, 1987-December 11, 2013) Wednesday from 6-9 PM and Thursday from 9:30 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside, where the service will be Thursday at 11 AM. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the Children’s Miracle Network 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. –