Vera Honeycutt Vige, age 93, of Natchitoches, Louisiana passed away on November 25, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Lisa Vige Bostick.
The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Rev. Perry Hubbs of the First Baptist Church of Opelousas will conduct the service. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Vera was born in Kurthwood, Louisiana on March 3, 1925. She graduated from Provencal High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Normal College, a master’s degree and 30 plus graduate hours from Northwestern State University.
Vera worked as an elementary school teacher for St. Landry Parish for 34 years. She enjoyed swimming, gardening, doing needlework, entertaining, and reading. She was also actively involved in the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a leader in WMU. She was a Pink Lady at Doctor’s Hospital and served as president of the Pink Lady Board. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and several civic organizations. After retirement she had a personal ministry visiting friends that were homebound.
Vera is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Vige Nowlin and husband, John of Lafayette, LA, Jeanne Vige Doggett of Shreveport, LA, and Lisa Vige Bostick of Natchitoches, LA; her 5 grandchildren, Allison Doggett Smeltzer and husband, Clifton of Texarkana, LA, Nicole Doggett and Carey Smith of Austin, TX, Monty Doggett, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Baton Rouge, LA, David Bostick and wife, Megan of Lantana, TX, and Lindsey Bostick Stinson and husband, Nick of Lewisville, TX; her 5 great-grandsons; and a host of family and friends.
Vera is preceded in death by her parents, Ivey Honeycutt and Lettie Kay Honeycutt Gandy; her husband of 62 years, John Alden Vige; her brother, Herbert Ivan Honeycutt; her sister, Lawanda Honeycutt; and her great-granddaughter, Sophia Grace Smeltzer.
The family of Vera Honeycutt Vige wishes to thank Willis Knighton Pierremont Hospital of Shreveport, LA and Hospice of Natchitoches for their excellent care.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely mother. She was always so sweet and kind to everyone who knew her and was always a faithful member at FBC. You are very lucky to have had such a godly mother to help guide you through life. My prayers are with you all and I know that God will comfort you in assuring that she is in His presence and is no longer suffering.
Cookie Haas GesserNew Iberia, LA
Mrs Vige taught me in elementary school. My condolences to friends and family.
Hubert savoySeymour, TN, LA
Your Mother was such a kind and gracious lady as was your Dad,
Deepest sympathy to the Vige girls and family. Love, Dianne D DeJean
Dianne DelBueno DeJeanSunset, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
Our thought and prayers are with you in the loss of your sweet mom. She was a precious and delightful lady.
Larry and Pansy MorganNatchitoches, LA
I am so saddened to read of my beloved teacher Ms Vige passing away. My prayers are with all the family. I will always keep her in my prayers also. God bless her always. Wonderful teacher and warm smile.
Norma GuilloryWashington, LA
Our family loved your Mom! She touched so many lives by Godly example! Precious memories!
Bill and Wanda InmanBreaux Bridge, LA
I'm so sorry for your loss,she was a sweet person.I met your mom at JOY,she would bring her homemade cake.
Lynn SavoieOpelousas, LA
Cynthia, So sorry to hear of your beautiful mother's passing. You, Lisa and Jeanne were so very fortunate to have had her these many years. She was truly an example of a "Godly" woman. What a legacy she has left thru you 3 girls. May the memories you've shared give you comfort during this time of sorrow. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra MauldinLubbock, LA
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have fond memories of Vera and the Vige family...she was a wonderful neighbor, touched many lives, and will be deeply missed.
Sam EdwardsSugar Land, TX
My thoughts of your mom are so fond. I am so thankful for having known her.
Robin HollowayShreveport, LA
So sorry for your loss. Ms Vera was a lovely person I worked as her aid at school many years ago.
Lillian FontenotOpelousas, LA
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sweetest lady with a beautiful smile always. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.
Dana HotardOpelousas, LA
Cynthia, Morris & I are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a lovely, soft spoken lady with a sweet presence. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time. Vicki & Morris
Morris and Vicki WeinsteinOpelousas, LA
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Williams FamilyDe Ridder, LA
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful, godly woman that will be missed dearly. I am praying that God will comfort all of you through these sad days. Praise God that she is in heaven with a brand new healthy body. Until we meet again, Mrs. Vera...much love to all of you. DeDe Mc Iver
Delore (DeDe) McIverBrownsville, TX
Mrs. Vera was one of my favorite people during our years in Opelousas and FBC Opelousas! A beautiful Lady in every way and never wavered from being a Godly example! My prayers to her dear family and friends!
Judy MessnerCorinth, MS