Obituaries » Vickie Austin Willis
Vickie Austin Willis, 64, of Lynchburg, VA passed away peacefully on July 8, 2022, in the comfort of her home. She was surrounded by her family as she stepped into heaven.
Born November 28, 1957, in Lynchburg, VA, Vickie was the daughter of Helen Austin Dooley of Lynchburg, and the late William Byrd Austin, Sr.
Vickie’s family was her world, and she, theirs. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael L. Willis of Lynchburg, VA; her loving children, Michael “Todd” Willis and his wife Angela of Bedford, VA, Steven “Wayne” Willis and his wife Beth of Forest, VA, and Jessica “Nikky” Smith and her husband Tanis of Lynchburg, VA; her brother William Byrd Austin, Jr., and his wife Julie of Appomattox; and several nieces and nephews. Vickie is also survived by the loves of her life – her 9 grandchildren: Bradley, Kaleigh, Austin, Parker, Aiden, Emerson, Karris, Dawson, and Hudson. She is preceded in death by her sister Sherry Ann Austin.
Vickie was a friend to everyone she met. Her vibrant spirit and bubbly personality drew people to her, and her laughter was infectious. Vickie was a loving and devoted wife, married to her high school sweetheart for 47 years. She was not only an amazing mother to her children, but also, their best friend. Vickie loved to travel, specifically to the beach. While that was her treasured vacation spot, her favorite place to be was anywhere with her husband, kids, and grandkids.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A celebration of Vickie’s life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with Rev. Bob Mooty officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Centra Hospice.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.
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