Lois Vickery Beeson died at her home surrounded by her loving family on October 23, 2020 at the age of 75. She was born on September 30, 1945 in New Orleans and is survived by her husband of nearly 42 years, Frank Edward “Buzzy” Beeson III; their daughter, Dr. Esther Cleveland Beeson Dupépé (Clancy); her grandson, Frank Clancy Dupépé III; her twin sister, Jane Vickery Forcheimer; her sister-in-law, Anne Porteous Vickery; brother & sister-in-law, Roy Beeson Sr. and his wife Kathleen; her nieces: Jeanne Elizabeth Foster (Brett), Claire Stockton, Saunders Grommesh (Matthew) & Ninette Vickery; her nephews: Benton Vickery (Laura), William Vickery (Hope), Maurice Stockton, Paul Stockton, Roy Beeson Jr (Bifen) & Edward Beeson (Elham); 5 great nieces: Ashleigh Stockton, Elise Vickery, Alice Foster, Elizabeth Foster, Rana Beeson & Charlotte Vickery; 2 great nephews, Julian Beeson & Charlie Beeson; and many cousins and treasured friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Eugene B. Vickery & Esther Cleveland Vickery; her sister, Katherine Vickery Stockton; her brother, Eugene B. Vickery Jr.; and her in-laws, Frank & Katherine Beeson.
Lois attended Isidore Newman School and graduated from Louise S. McGee School in 1963 and the University of Kentucky in 1967 and was an employee of Delta Airlines for 30 years. She made her debut in New Orleans and was a maid in the Twelfth Night Revelers, the Knights of Momus and the Elves of Oberon Carnival balls. She was a member of the Orléans Club and loved her hometown. She was known by many for her generous spirit, gentle kindness, devotion to her friends and family and her extraordinary humility. She loved her friends and family dearly and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 on Saturday November 7th at 1:00 pm followed by visitation with family at the Parish House. Burial will be private. The family requests that all attending respectfully wear a mask.
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