Vicki G. Eschbach

May 1, 1956February 1, 2012

Vicki Goudy Eschbach, 55, of Milan, TN, was called home to be with her Lord on February 1, 2012. She was born to the late Hermon and Faye Goudy, May 1,1956. She graduated from Fairley High School in 1974. She married her childhood sweetheart, the love of her life, Andy Eschbach, in 1975. Vicki was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life committed to the well being of her family. She was preceded in death by her daughter Rachel Grace and is survived by her husband, Andy; her 3 sons Andy Jr (Melissa), Matt (Jenny) and Tyler Eschbach; daughter Lindsay Eschbach Kellum (Cory); 6 grandchildren: Drew, Madison, Rebecca, Mary, and Sara Beth Eschbach and Knox Kellum; sisters Barbara Goudy Dagastino and Sandra Goudy and her brothers Von, Glen, Kerry and Clay Goudy. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home on Germantown Rd. in Bartlett, TN. The service will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, TN Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The family asks that any donations be sent to Life Choices of Memphis.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 5, 2012
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vicki G. Eschbach

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Ellen Stewart

February 1, 2013

Aunt Vicki, I miss you so much! Sunday dinners at MawMaw's aren't the same without you. I miss you always wanting to braid my hair. I never complained of course because you were the only person I knew that could properly french braid! I've still got my blankies by my side and they will definitely be making it to college with me in the fall and probably down the isle in a few years, if they last much longer. It's so hard to believe its already been a year. It just doesn't seem real at times. I know you're in a better place and that your in good hands, but we all miss you so much down here and think about you all the time. I hope you're enjoying Heaven. "It's never goodbye, it's see you later." I love you! - Ellen

Judy Stewart

February 1, 2013

Vicki, It has been a year since you left us. I miss you so very much. There have been so many reasons for celebration-the births of Rachel Grace and Harper! Both beautiful girls! How blessed we are to have those new babies in our lives. God took you away from us too soon but helped us get through the sorrow and loss by bringing us those two beautiful little girls to love. It seems so unfair that you aren't here to hold them and to love them. But you are with us everyday in our hearts and in our memories.You will never be forgotten. I love and miss you. Judy

Andy Eschbach

April 1, 2012

Vicki, our time together was too short. How I wish we had more time. Your love for me was truly a gift from God. You taught me so much about unselfish love and friendship. Your strength was amazing. God truly called you to be a mother and you fulfilled that role so beautifully. Our children are who they are because of you and the impact you had on my life will continue to be felt in the years ahead. Not a day goes by that I do not think about you and see your fingerprints everywhere, especially on me. Though you are not here I will always hear your voice when it comes to life decisions and especially those pertaining to Tyler. Vicki, he misses you but he is doing so well. You would be so proud of him, as I know you already were. My sweetheart, your absence has left such a void in my life - oh how I miss you. It is ashamed that it takes something as your going to be with the Lord to be able to see what an impact you had on so many people's lives. We are all the better for having you in our lives and you will be sorely missed. While the Lord leaves me here I will always think of you in all of life's decisions. I look forward to the day when I can be reunited with you in heaven. How I long to hold your hand again, to see your smiling face and hear your sweet laugh. Until then my life will be filled with fond memories and occasional tears because I miss you so much. I look forward to That Day when Our Lord will wipe away all my tears and I can rejoice in His presence and be able to see you again my dear. Your loving husband - Andy.

Sandra Goudy

February 22, 2012

Family love isn't perfect, Sometimes we siblings argue and separate .Sometimes we bad mouth each other.Sometimes we just ignore each other.We get busy and life moves on . Then something like cancer threatens our lives, and we find in a new way that people who matter
Most are people who know us best and love us anyway. And ,Like god, they love us far more than we believed possible.

Family love is not limited with biological connections, Some of my precious sisters and brothers are related to me in christ. That bond is so strong that when one member of our family is struck down by illness, the rest of the family feels it as one. We reach out to each other with prayers, cards, meals,visits, and offers to help in any way possible. And. B
Because we're family,we accept the help and give God thanks for it.

Cancer cannot cripple that kind of love .

Judy Ziegler

February 14, 2012

Andy, there are not many times meeting someone just once leaves a lasting impression on an individual but Vicki had that ability with her vibrant smile and fun loving personality. The love for her family and life was so obvious......I was blessed to have shared that encounter with her and then the past two years on fb ....... She would send me a message asking how I was holding up and encourage me ..... With all she was battling she took time to check on someone she had met one time! What an example of God's compassion for others and Loyalty to her friends.. Both of you are most Precious to all who know you and love you!!! Vicki we will miss you terribly but NEVER will you be forgotten!

Cindy Eschbach

February 9, 2012

Dear Andy, Tyler, Andy Jr., Matt, Lindsay, Sandra and Barbara,
I know your loss is monumental and words won't be sufficient comfort. I pray our Lord pours out His comfort and in time begins to lessen the pain. I'm so grateful for the memories I have of Vicki. I'm thankful I got to tell her recently how God used her to draw me to Himself. My second visit to the hospital we held hands and tears were streaming down my face as I shared that story with her.
When we were kids I remember asking dad if I could ride a mini bike up at Vicki's. I asked him cause I knew mom would say no. I got on the back of the bike as Vicki drove and we hit a hole and toppled over. My leg was under the exhaust pipe and got burned. Over the years it healed and left a scar in the shape of a "V". Jokingly I would say I'd always remember how I got it. Now at age 53 the scar on my leg has pretty much disappeared but there's one on my heart that will remain until we are on the other side with the Lord.

Cheryle Schreiber

February 9, 2012

Andy, first, let me tell you how blessed I was to witness your extreme love for Vicki at her beautiful service. You are truly amazing. I still do not know how you managed to be so strong and do what you did except for the pure strength of knowing she trusted you to do it and your love for her gave you the strength.

In the years that you have lived in Milan, I have really enjoyed getting to know all of you and have enjoyed many visits and talks with Vicki. She was such a sweet, sweet person.

As you know, when she found out I had not yet done any decorating in my home after having been in it for about 2 years, she was always offering to help me out. You know how much she loved to decorate and she was so good at it! I was so grateful for her to help me and now I think of her every time I see the special touches she put on my home. It just makes me smile to think of her and her pretty smile.

Andy, I have told you many times, and will tell you again, I am only a phone call away. I think the world of you and Tyler and am always available for whatever you need.

Jennifer Napier

February 8, 2012

A Tribute to Vicki Eschbach

My friend, Vicki Eschbach, and I began our relationship sitting through years of little league ball starting with Matt and Alden's teams, then Bryce's, then Collin's and finally Davis and Tyler's teams. Collin was a little toddler when Alden was playing. He and Vicki had a special bond as they share the same birthday. Vicki always packed some little snack for the ball fields or would spring for one at the concession stand for Lindsey. Collin had a sixth sense about these snacks and would follow Lindsey around, begging with his little paw out-stretched and rolling those big brown eyes up at her. Lindsey always caved and Collin knew he could always count on a goodie from her or Mrs. Vicki.

Vicki was hilarious to sit with at our boys' games. I'd get so tickled at her yelling for Matt or Tyler to "Runnnnnnnnn!" and sharing her joy as they invariably rounded the bases on a great hit. It really got interesting when she yelled coaching tips to Andy from the stands!

When Vicki's 4th pregnancy brought us all the tragic new of little Rachel Joy's anacephalia, we wept together, but oh, what a testimony she and Andy were to all who knew them Their decision to stand firm in their convictions to give little Rachel the dignity of a full term birth had a profound effect on our sons. Indeed, Rachel was allowed to feel the embrace of her family's welcoming arms, if even for only a few minutes before she slipped quietly away. I cannot help but believe that little Rachel was not so quiet when she greeted her momma at the Gate yesterday! Praise the Lord! His loving kindness is forever! And he is a God who brings beauty from ashes. How overjoyed we were when we learned of Tyler's coming. How restorative that sweet son's birth was. Vicki and Andy and Ernie and I shared baby-sitters (often the sitter was Alden!) for Tyler and Davis and we'd head out to dinner somewhere, ending up over a pot of coffee and lots of great conversations. We had lots of fun swapping stories about being "more mature" parents than the average. Andy, sorry that we always laughed hardest at you getting your feathers ruffled over being mistaken as Tyler's granddad! :)

Vicki had such a wonderful gift of hospitality and was always so welcoming. She loved to decorate for the seasons and threw her annual Pumpkin Patch party every fall after moving to Milan. We ladies so looked forward to this beautiful event, a very happy kick-off to the holiday season. So I wonder, too, if the Lord had Martha standing at the Gate, as well, giving Vicki a Royal welcome to the heavenly hospitality committee. Wonder what she will help Martha plan next...a great event for certain. I am sure that Vicki will see to the addition of more roses, more ferns, more azaleas... whatever the Lord allows to be added to His already perfect heaven. If anyone could suggest improvements to heaven, it would be Vicki :)... and she'd be right!

I always loved getting a call from Vicki which usually began with "Hey, what are you doin'?" Then we'd swap stories of what our families had been up to and hear about her grandkids' latest antics. Often we ended our calls sharing prayer requests and would take a moment to pray for each other. Such a sweet time, always.

I weep as I miss her laugh, her loving concern and her friendship, all taken way too soon. But I realize that these are selfish tears. Vicki, you have stepped into the Light, never to know darkness or pain or fear or worry ever again. You have been escorted into the Truth, never to hear the corrosive lies of the adversary again. So live on, sweet friend, in His Light, in His Truth and in the cherished memories of my heart.

And Vicki, would you meet me at the Gate, too? Look, there's a perfect spot for a pink rose bush just over there...

Your forever friend,

Cynthia Smith

February 8, 2012

It seems I remember when Clay, who was in my grade, Sandra, and little sister Vicki came to Raineshaven Elementary School. I usually did not like younger siblings, but Vicki was different. She had a contagious smile, was not the type of little sister who caused trouble for her older siblings, and was fun to be around. Vicki and I renewed our friendship on Facebook and shared cancer experiences. My heart is heavy because she is not with us but I am thrilled to know that I WILL see her again in heaven. My love and prayers to her husband, children, siblings, and friends.

Debbie Winberry

February 7, 2012

I truly enjoyed knowing Vicki. We had so many wonderful conversations about our kids years ago. I know she was a great Mom and loved her children with all her heart. I have seen Lindsey grow into a loving Christian Mom herself. I know Vicki was so proud of her. We are SO sorry for your loss. The Winberry family.