Nicholas M. Hicks-Thompson

  • Born: November 19, 1997
  • Died: March 16, 2011
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Tribute & Message From The Family

School Days at Meadows Mom Dad Nick

Nicholas Monroe Hicks-Thompson, 13, Terre Haute, passed away March 15, 2011. He was born in Terre Haute on November 19, 1997. Nicholas is survived by his parents, Michael and Janet Thompson; sister, Chelsea Bougher; brothers, Michael J. Thompson, Jr., Patrick D. Thompson, and Dakota Hicks; nephew and nieces, and a great-niece. A full tribute to Nicholas’ life may be viewed online at, where condolences may also be shared. Arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Center of Indiana


Condolence & Memory Journal

Happy Birthday son.

You would be 18 today.

I miss you and love you very much.

Posted by Dad - Terre Haute, IN   November 19, 2015

To the Thompsons,I grew up with Nikkies maternal grandmother,He came from a wonderful family, but when Nikkies mother was born she had alot wrong.It was so very sad. This family had numerous miscarriages and finally Hope was the only one who survived of the children.Hope knew she could not take care of Nikkie or Cody is why she signed for Nikkie to be adopted.You have been a blessing to this little guy,I rode his bus as helper with Janie Riggs and met Beth .Thank you for being such beautiful people in that little boys life, Cody is with a foster mother who will do absolutely everything for him.Cody is blessed to have Lora too.Thank you and my God Bless you.

Posted by Brenda Ketner - Terre Haute, IN - I grew up with Nikki grandmother   March 22, 2011


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,
I am so very sorry for your loss ~ Nick was such a wonderful young man... Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers ~

Posted by Donna Stewart - Teacher   March 22, 2011


I read of a man who stood to speak,
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone,
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of his birth,
And spoke of the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all,
Was the dash between those years.

For it matters not how much we own,
The carsthe homesthe cash.
What mattes is how we live and love,
And how we spent our dash.

So think about this long and hard,
Are there still things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If you could just slow down enough,
To consider what's true and real.
And always try to understand,
The way other people feel.

To be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more.
And love the people in our lives,
Like we've never loves before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering this special dash,
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read,
With your life's actions in rehash,
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

Posted by Anonymous - Terre Haute, IN   March 22, 2011


I recall Janet and Mike telling me that many people had told them that Nicolas was blessed to have them as parents; however, it was the opposite in their eyes. They were the ones blessed by having Nicholas in their lives. Your family is an inspiration to many, Mike and Janet. Thank you both for choosing to pass his life unto others. Nicholas was a blessing during his life and in passing. Our thoughts have been with your family daily.

I now picture Nicholas up above with no physical restraints: laughing, flipping and transforming into everything Harry Potter, and enjoying every second of it!

Posted by Ashley Bauer    March 22, 2011

I just wanted to say that all of us at Springhill Medical Center are thinking of you both at this very sad time. We will miss seeing his warm happy face around the office! He had such a fulfilling life thanks to the two of you! For all that Nick could not do here on earth I have to smile thinking that he is in Heaven right now running and jumping and speaking to the Lord! May God bless you both for the life you helped him to have here on earth and I extend to you my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Natasha

Posted by Natasha Butcher - Nurse at Nicks Dr. office   March 22, 2011

Dear Mike & Janet,

Please accept my deepest condolences at this time. Thanks to the both of you Nicholas was able to live a fulfilling life to the best of capabilities. He was a very dear and sweet child who easily put life into perspective for many. Find comfort at this time that many prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

God Bless,
Stephanie Crosby

Posted by Stephanie Crosby    March 22, 2011

Tho we have never met Mike and his wife or little Nick we feel as tho we have met thru emails and photos which we have passed back and forth over the years.. Nick was and is a beautiful little boy who we will never forget for his love of life and for the joy he he spread to those whose lives he touched. It is fitting that such an exceptional child should spend his brief life with exceptional people such as Mike and his wife. We know you made so many of his dreams on earth come true, what a blessing you were to each other. May God continue to smile upon all of you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you daily during this most difficult time.

Posted by Matthew and Susan Dyas - Old Bridge,, NJ - Friends   March 21, 2011


It has been a pleasure to know Mike and meet Janet. Mike shared lovely times about Nicholas. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your extended family.

Posted by SUSAN HEADING - co-worker to Mike   March 21, 2011


Goodby my son ..... you will be in my heart always !!!

Posted by Dad    March 21, 2011

I only remember Nicholas when he was a baby. He was very loving and he loved all the attention. Sadly I know he is going to be missed by many! It takes someone very special to take care of a special child in need and for that, you are wonderful! Nicholas is running and playing up in Heaven now with our good Lord, and as everyone may shed a tear down on Earth, he is laughing and smiling down on us because he is in no pain......Thank You for raising him into the hansome little man he was!!!

Posted by Marla Weger - Terre Haute, IN - Cousin   March 21, 2011

Dear Hicks-Thompson family,

I never knew him well, but I knew his mom and dad. His mom is my first cousin and we were raised together. I am so thankful that he found good parents in you. And Iknow how much you are going to miss him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Amy Suggs - Terre Haute, IN - Cousin   March 21, 2011

Nick loved life and lived to his fullest everyday.Nick taught me so much about believing and living without fear ! I know Nick is running and has been made new ! While remaining the sweet boy who loved school.

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain,"Move from here to there" and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you .
Matthew 17:20

My love to the family and Nurse Beth

Posted by Jodie Buckallew - Terre Haute, IN - Teacher   March 20, 2011


Dearest parents and family and friends of this precious boy, We are so very, very sorry for your earthly loss of Nicholas. We had an 18 yr. old son pass on to Heaven, we know this is a terrible, painful loss in your life. Nicholas will be sending you signs from Heaven where he is now one of the Lords angels, watch for them dear ones. we hold you close in our hearts . please take care, John and Sherri Andrews

Posted by sherri andrews - concerned citizen   March 20, 2011

I don't know if you remember me. I'm friends with Jodie, Beth Fox, and Susan Fort is my dearest friend. I want to thank you for Nicky's organ donation. When we think of organ donations, with have a tendancy to think of the single lives that were saved because of the donations. What we often don't think of is because one or more lives were saved, these recipients may go on to have families of their own. Then their children have children and their children have children, etc. Hundreds or even thousands of babies may be born because one little boy lived...and died. Your little boy. In your darkest hours I truly hope that this thought will bring you some comfort. You have been and, will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers. Pam Curts

Posted by Pam Curts - Terre Haute, MD - Worked at Davis Park   March 20, 2011


To God be the Glory I'm So sorry for the lost of a child we know that the Lord only allows us to have them for a short time i know Chauncey and Hope i know them but u gave this little boy a chance at life and a good life Prayers going out for the family i know Cody and Pray daily for him also his life has benn turned up side down and pray he ahs a family that Loves him God bless and keep each of u

Posted by Melissa hutchinson - Friend of the family   March 20, 2011

dear family, know that another star is shining brightly in heaven. because of you nick was a much loved and cared for little guy. gone to soon but loved much while here.

Posted by lora vaughn - terre haute, IN - foster parent   March 20, 2011


To a beautiful soul who will always be remembered in my heart. God bless your family!!!

Posted by A Friend - A Friend   March 20, 2011

Dear Hicks-Thompson Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service.


Brian and Bruce Buchanan
4th Generation Owners

Posted by Brian and Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN   March 19, 2011

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Life Stories

Our class went to a local pet shop, the teacher told Nick I would buy him a puppy, when I didn't, He wouldn't have anything to do with me till the teachers and staff convinced him I didn't say I would. There are so many great memories, touched loved and taught so much to so many people through his life here. One thing that makes it easier is that in heavan he is with GOD, out of his wheelchair, running, yelling and playing