OBITUARY

Victoria Virginia Williams

May 15, 1946March 29, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Victoria Virginia Williams (Vicki), 71, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday March 29, 2018, following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

From an early age, Vicki showed spunk in everything in which she believed and engaged. She was quite strong-willed. At age 5, some of her favorite toys were mistakenly thrown away. She got on her tricycle and followed the garbage truck all the way to the dump, trying to retrieve her belongings. Her parents were not amused when the police brought her home.

In 1964 at the age of 18, Vicki graduated from Atlanta’s Northside High School. She was ready to take on the world. She showed up at TV Guide Magazine with no appointment, no scheduled interview – just determination to speak to someone about a job opening. They hired her on the spot. What started as a gutsy move, turned into a long, adventurous, worthwhile career. Her time at TV Guide took Vicki from Atlanta to Pennsylvania, Dallas, and her most beloved city, Washington, DC. Vicki loved living in our nation’s capitol. She was very patriotic and known for her fabulous 4th of July parties. She completed her professional career as a dedicated Executive Assistant to Dr. David Carlton, of the Emory University Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Vicki marched for civil rights, loved horseback riding, enjoyed a good scotch, played bridge and square dancing, hated Brussel sprouts with a passion, never left the house or received visitors without wearing lipstick, loved traveling with friends, entertained with a flair, and perfected the art of preparing escargot. She had a brilliant mind and should have written memoirs about her life. She was a fantastic storyteller with a colorful and extensive vocabulary.

Vicki was compassionate, shared her life, her love and her time with dear friends and four-legged babies. There will never be another Miss Vicki. That mold was broken long ago! There’s a saying “You can’t choose your family, but you sure can choose your friends.” Vicki chose well. During her illness, her friends were with her like sisters. Vicki’s family will never forget the love and care shown by Marinell Henson, Marysue McCarthy, and Sally Whitaker as they walked the last six months with her. May we all be blessed with such friends.

Vicki was preceded in death by her parents Jean Hills Williams and Marion Koonce Williams, and her sister Martha Elizabeth Williams. She is survived by her cousins Edward Warner Neal of Columbus GA, and Margaret Neal Doty of Macon GA, and their families.

Vicki’s greatest love was her sweet dogs and cats. Anyone wishing to make donations in her memory, please consider Dekalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee GA 30341.

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A W

March 30, 2018

My sincere condolences for your loss, may the words at Isaiah 25:8 bring you comfort in this difficult time. "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces"