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Vickie Jane Worden

January 6, 1962July 23, 2020

Vickie Jane Worden, age 58, of White Lake, died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at her home. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Worden; her three children: James (Joanne) Worden, Jr., Tonya (Aaron) Fleishans, and Sean Worden; her four grandchildren: Payton, Carter, Savannah, and Autumn; her three siblings: Gilbert Day, Mary Kay Day, and Arthur Day; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and close friends.

Vickie was born January 6, 1962, in Clawson, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert and Florence (Wedyke) Day. She met James Michael Worden through a mutual friend, and the two started dating, fell in love, and were married on May 8, 1982. Vickie worked as a seamstress at Cars N’ Concepts for ten years, and then went on to work as a cashier and stockperson at Dollar Discount until her retirement. In her free time, Vickie enjoyed crafting with her family and friends, drinking Coca-Cola, and taking trips to West Virginia, Texas, and Georgia to visit her family. However, most of all, Vickie enjoyed spending time with her family; especially her four grandchildren! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Florence; Her parents-in-law; and her brother-in-law Lloyd Worden.

In accordance with Vickie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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joyce dropps,csj

August 3, 2020

I did not know Vicki well. But I do remember her always being friendly and pleasant to me when I entered my brother Tim and wife Marge's Dollar Discount store.
I know she was their very best employee. From what I observed, she treated the store and customers as if were her store. Tim and Marge could trust her with whatever their needs were.
She would often close when the last customer left. I recall Marge telling me when she passed. She and Tim were deeply saddened at the news. They had become very good friends. We were dealing with a death in our family at the time. Our brother Everette died on July 20th. May they rest in Peace in their Eternal Home. God Bless the family she left behind. May they live the memories of her.

Jennifer Owens-Penokie

July 31, 2020

Continued :
The same bittersweet memories that are now tearing you inside out and making your heart bleed, will do just the opposite in time. All the wonderful memories you have of her will eventually allow your soul to settle down and let your heart smile as the gentle memories ignite an inner peace in your soul.
I am confident Vicki’s soul is radiating her inner beauty, love and goodwill towards her fellow man, with enough intensity to light up the night sky, so my friends think of her and smile for all the beauty she brought into your world.....She most definitely is a shining star. Rest in Peace Lovely Vickie. Thank you for bringing laughter, love, and light to the world.

Jennifer Owens- Penokie

July 31, 2020

Some people come into this world carrying a little more love in their hearts and a little more laughter in their souls. They are born with a generous spirit that seems to ignite a bright light from within, and they radiate happiness all around them. They exemplify a respectful attitude towards others and in doing so; set a firm paradigm for their loved ones to replicate. Vickie practiced these behaviors and utilized these inherent characteristics to make the world a better place.
Lord knows Vickie gave from her heart, and no one who loves like that ever passes away alone. I believe they feel every love they ever had the pleasure of experiencing, they recall every joy they ever celebrated, summoned up every smile they ever shared, because a good woman grows from the depth of her soul, and your soul always goes with you...It illuminates from the depth of your being.
I had the distinct pleasure and honor of knowing Vickie for many years and she apparently was my little sister’s best friend many years ago in Clawson. Who would have guessed decades later that we would meet while volunteering our services at the Lakeland Bronco’s Football Association and the Hi –White Baseball League, not realizing who each other was, but finally Vickie made the connection while attending the Woodward Dream Cruise. Imagine how we felt after comprehending who each other actually was. (Small world).
One thing has never altered; Vickie always brought so much beauty and love into the world. She was an honest, hard working woman, who always had a good word for everybody and always lent a helping hand. My heart goes out to Jim, her loving husband of all these years, her children and grandchildren. May Vickie’s warmth continue to sustain you through this difficult time and serve as a constant reminder of her everlasting love for all of you. The same bittersweet memories that are now tearing you inside out and making your heart bleed, will do just the opposite in time. All the wonderful memo

Kelly Greiner

July 31, 2020

The crisp Autumn weekends gathering at Lakeland High School. The excitement of the crowd as the clock ticks closer to kick-off time. Families gather to cheer for their team. Vickie and I were volunteers for a season in the consession stand together. Such a sweet soul. Im saddened... for I know she will be missed deeply. My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family.

Cherie Ratliff

July 30, 2020

Vickie was always cheerful and life of every party. We really enjoyed her company. She will be missed. Love u, Cherie Ratliff

Barb Miracle

July 30, 2020

I met Vicki when our sons Matt and Jimmy became friends . The times we shared while watching our sons grow up were some of the best . Boy Scouts camping trips come to mind . Really bad storm came thru were in tents . Let’s just say Vicki and I were over camping in storms . One of the sweetest people I have ever known and would give her last dime to anyone who needed it

Debbie Smith

July 30, 2020

I am so happy Jim found someone to love him so completely. They have been long standing family friends to us Hudler’s and our hearts break for your loss. May you be sustained by God’s grace and the many happy memories she has helped to create.
Debbie (Hudler) Smith

Deanna Carden

July 30, 2020

Oh how I will miss Aunt Vickie. Her up for anything, always helping others, fun & loving attitude. She was always taking care of everyone around her. I will always cherish my time & memories of her. I know she's already taking care of all of those in heaven. She may be gone but never forgotten. Until we meet again. We love you!

Kellie Hannah

July 30, 2020

My first memory of my aunt Vickie and uncle Jim is of them cuddled together. When I think of my aunt and uncle I think of love. A real true love. Whenever I spent time with them and my cousins (Jim, Tonya, and Sean) there was a feeling of family, happiness, and belonging. Aunt Vickie always showed a caring loving nature. She was never consumed with appearance or wealth but had the truest giving nature. We miss her so much here but I know Pops, Gram, Dot, Dow, Dad, and so many others are having so much fun in heaven with her now. She’ll be with us when we need her just like she always was when she was here.


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