2/7/1953 – 11/15/22
Victoria (Vickie) 69, beloved mother of Amy (Tobias) Conway, grandmother to Sheridan Conway and Chloe Conway, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Gainesville, Florida.
Vickie was born in Livingston, Tennessee on February 7, 1953 and grew up in Alpine, Tennessee and later Battle Creek, Michigan. She was a polio survivor at the age of three. She graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1981 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. After graduation Vickie and her daughter Amy moved to Florida where Vickie taught elementary school art at High Springs Elementary School for thirty years. She empowered thousands of children to create masterpieces and love art.
Vickie was very close to her daughter Amy and her grandchildren, Sheridan and Chloe, and was active in their daily lives. She was also an accomplished artist who focused on printmaking while at MSU and later turned her focus to textile art, creating altered book collages and narrative quilts in her personal home art studio.
She was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Madge Norrod. She is survived by her sister Marie (Norrod) McMillen, brother Richard Norrod, and sister Carolyn (Norrod) Clark, her daughter Amy (Tobias) Conway, her grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Details to come for a celebration of life service to be held in Tennessee in January of 2023.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Haven Hospice Foundation at www.BeYourHaven.org/donate in her name and designate the donation for the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. Arrangements in the care of Milam Funeral Home 311 S Main Street, Gainesville, Fl 32601.