March 3, 1925-Nov. 25, 2018
Vera Honeycutt Vige, 93, of Natchitoches passed away Nov. 25, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Lisa Vige Bostick. The Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. The Rev. Perry Hubbs of the First Baptist Church of Opelousas will conduct the service. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Vera was born in Kurthwood, La., March 3, 1925. She graduated from Provencal High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Normal College and a master’s degree plus 30 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, Jeanne Vige Doggett of Shreveport and Lisa Vige Bostick of Natchitoches; five grandchildren, Allison Doggett Smeltzer and husband Clifton of Texarkana, Nicole Doggett and Carey Smith of Austin, Texas, Monty Doggett Jr. and wife Jennifer of Baton Rouge, David Bostick and wife Megan of Lantana, Texas, and Lindsey Bostick Stinson and husband Nick of Lewisville, Texas; five 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; brother, Herbert Ivan Honeycutt; sister, Lawanda Honeycutt; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Grace Smeltzer.
The family of Vera Honeycutt Vige thank Willis Knighton Pierremont Hospital of Shreveport 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.