City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation


Torrie Anne Hickerson

Old Hickory, Tennessee

Age 56.
Died 10/07/2021.

Torrie Anne Hickerson
Torrie Anne (Platts) Hickerson was born November 24, 1964 in Lancaster, California. Torrie had several careers over her lifetime, of which being a mother made her most proud. The career that fulfilled her the most was an LPN. She worked in several fields of nursing but found her passion in correctional nursing. Those who were blessed to know Torrie knew what it meant to be bear hugged in the best way and hardly ever saw her without her beautiful smile.

Torrie spent the last several years battling a series of medical issues that she took in stride. Unfortunately, Torrie’s body grew too tired, and she passed on October 7, 2021 in Durham, NC surrounded by her family. Torrie is survived by both of her parents Constance (Mike) Wall and Ricky (Mary Ellen) Platts, her two brothers Steve (Denise) Platts and Ricky (Diana) Platts, half-siblings Megan Schroeder and Tyler (Brittany) Platts, her 3 children Kristina (Scott) McGuire, Kayla (B) Bauernfeind, and Kory (Laura) Hickerson. Torrie was a grandmother to 4 beautiful grandchildren: Brooklyn, Braden, Aylah, and Aubrie. Torrie was preceded in death by her granddaughter Brooklyn.

There will be a celebration of life for Torrie at 1:00 PM on November 7th, 2021 in Woodbury, TN. Additional information will be provided via Torrie's Facebook page. Thank you all for your outpouring of love.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.

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