August 19, 88
Alice Dorr Denson Vickory passed away August 19, 2020 at home. Born August 29, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Hill H. and Myrtis Abney Denson and the wife of the late C. Branson Vickory, Jr.
Mrs. Vickory was proud to be a native of Mississippi and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She was an educator for over 20 years. After teaching, she opened and operated her beloved furniture store, Harmony House of Mount Olive. As a lifelong Methodist and musician, the years she served as the organist and choir director in her church, First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive, were some of her most rewarding. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Galatia Club, the Twentieth Century Club, and the United Methodist Women, among other organizations. She loved playing bridge with her dearest friends, and nothing pleased her more than hosting a dinner or party in her home. She was known and loved for her independence and kind gestures, especially the special deliveries of her famous butter pecan cakes.
A service to celebrate her life will be held on her birthday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. by the graveside at Maplewood Cemetery in Mt. Olive with Rev. Michael Binger officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, C. Branson “Branny” Vickory, III and wife, Debbie, of Mount Olive, and A. Denson “Denny” Vickory and wife, Mary Wallace, of Goldsboro; one brother, Hill H. Denson and wife, Judy, of Madison, MS; her grandchildren, Paige Barwick and husband, Jonathan, of Mount Olive, James Vickory and wife, Elle, of Fremont, Carmen Vickory of Seven Springs, and Hill Vickory of Goldsboro; and her great-grandchildren, Dubberly Charles Vickory and Alise Katherine Barwick; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy D. Roberts.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 120 E James St, P.O. Box 420, Mount Olive, NC 28365.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.