Dorothy Audrey “Dottie” Vickers Lacomb went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the age of 88. She is survived by her sisters, Lois Laverne Vickers Winn and Alberta Ruth Vickers Piper McCumber. She is also survived by her children: Robbie Dayle Lacomb Roach & Dr. Michael Roach of Nacgodoches, TX, Lawrence “Larry” James Lacomb & Rachel of Birmingham AL, Shelley Jean Lacomb Rushin & James of Midland City, AL; her grandchildren: Robert Eric Lacher & Melissa, Amie Lacher Powell, Thomas Dudek & Jennifer, John Dudek, Angela Dudek Crimen & Keith, Janelle Lacomb, Rebecca Spadoni & Perry, and Austin Lacomb; great-grandchildren: Kristian Lacher, Alexis Crimen, Lucille Broussard, Landon Dudek, and Thomas Dudek: brothers-in-law: Donald Adelbert Winn and Bill McCumber; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who dearly love her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Bob" Lacomb, and her daughter, Ruth Anne Lacomb Dudek Culley.
Dorothy was born in Sinton, Texas on December 15, 1930. She grew up on her parents’ cotton farm there and graduated from Sinton High School. Her brother, Jim Vickers, invited his friend Bob Lacomb to visit his family, and that is when he met and fell in love with Dorothy. They married on April 16, 1948, remaining together until Bob’s passing in 2015.
A lifelong devoted wife, mother and hard working Christian, Dorothy also distinguished herself in service to her church, Kenner First United Methodist Church, for more than 50 years. She served as church secretary for 25 years. She also worked at Destrehan Plantation as Assistant Manager for several years and then at East Jefferson Hospital for 12 years. An avid reader with a love of learning, she was a longstanding member of the literary study group, The Reader’s Club. Dorothy will be remembered for her loving way, her strong work ethic, and her generosity. She is deeply missed.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Ormond Nursing Home and St. Catherine's Hospice for their care and support of Dorothy.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001 with a Funeral Service officiated by Brother Darryl Tate starting at 3 p.m. followed by interment. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the 1Love United Methodist Church, 1000 Clay Ave., Kenner, LA 70062. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.