Vickie Lee Cothren, 52, of Roaring River passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at White Plains Baptist Church, with Pastor William Souther and Bishop Peggy Horton officiating. Her body will be placed in the church from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Friday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Vickie was born Oct. 24, 1966, in Wilkes County to James Ervin “Jim” Cothren and Georgie Lee Swaim Cothren. She was employed for 30 years with Wilkes Community College as a library assistant. Vickie enjoyed spending time with her great-nieces and great-nephews, who called her “Bibby,” and liked sports from Wake Forest University, the Chicago Bulls and the Carolina Panthers. She also enjoyed cooking and most enjoyed sharing her testimony regarding her relationship with God.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgie Lee Cothren.

In addition to her father, Jim Cothren, she is survived by three sisters, Anna Church of Millers Creek, Teresa Absher of Roaring River and Jane Whitley of Hays; her nieces and nephews, Amanda Miller (William), Sonya Evans (Allen), Michael Church, Ashley Mabe (Jason), Lindsay Jester (Justin) and Colby Whitley; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Elijah Miller, Asher Miller, Brenan, Nevan and Rowyn Mabe and Elizabeth Jester; her aunt, Joy Swaim; her cousins, Calvin Swaim and Charlene Dancy and family; her special friends and co-workers, Rebecca Kruger, Christy Earp, Misty Bass, Janet Atwood, Audrey Chapel and Donna Church; and her fur babies, Jett, Sanford, Melinda and Miss Sunshine.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the donor’s choice; Wilkes Community Partnership for Children, P.O. Box 788, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659; Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation, P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697; or Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

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