BURLINGTON Mrs. Vera Shepherd Vickrey, 87, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Guilford Healthcare Center, surrounded by her three children. She was born in Alamance County to the late Thomas Blanche Shepherd and Carrie Hayes Shepherd and was married to the late James Franklin "Frank" Vickrey, Sr. Vera retired after 22 years with MCR and was a member of Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Melody V. Reynolds and husband, Tom of Greensboro; sons, Rev. James Franklin "Jim" Vickrey, Jr. and wife Denise of Salisbury, Dr. Benny Vickrey and wife Brenda of Lexington; grandchildren, Chris Vickrey, Sarah Faries, Jennifer (Gray) Currin, Trevor Underwood, Lee (Lydia) Vickrey, Amanda (Roy) Warren, Gina (Chris) Prince, Evan (Janele) Reynolds and Kristin Reynolds; ten great grandchildren.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson, Mike Vickrey; sisters, Inez Moss, Mozelle Shepherd and Louise Renigar; brothers, Worth Shepherd, Paul Shepherd and Verdy Shepherd.
The funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by her two sons. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
The Vickrey family would like to express special thanks to Paul Renigar, Debbie Prince and Trevor Underwood for all their loving care that was showed to their mom in her early stages of Alzheimers.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's North Carolina, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com