Vicki Mathis

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Services for Vicki Mathis, 64, of Hughes Springs will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs.  Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  Mrs. Mathis was born September 15, 1957 and passed away October 27, 2021.  She was employed at Hughes Springs ISD for many years; touching the lives of so many elementary students, twirlers and dance teams.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Vestal; a daughter, Memory Lynn Mathis; grandparents, Ike and Hattie Circles and Allie Key and Ludie Vestal.

She is survived by her loving husband, Doug Mathis; son, Daniel Mathis; daughter, Alaina Mathis; granddaughter, Emori Mathis; mother, Bernice Vestal; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Jenny Vestal; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Jane Mathis, E.R. and Florence (Pinkie) Scogin; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Amber Swedoski, Jane Mathis, Lona Smith, Hearts Way Hospice, Lauren, Toby, Amy, Carolyn and Stacy for all your loving care and to all those who provided food during her illness. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vicki Mathis Scholarship Fund at Hughes Springs ISD or First United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

*Former twirlers: Please bring your batons to perform a final tribute to Vicki Mathis*


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  1. What a wonderful, bright and beautiful woman Vicki was and still is. She will be truly missed by so many, for her red beautiful hair, smile and encouraging words lifted everybody up, as I'm sure she is doing up in our beautiful heaven with our Lord. Doug and family I am so sorry for your loss, it's not fair,but we'll be with her one day. I send my condolences, love and prayers.

  2. this breaks my heart. i saw vicki at my last oncology appointment. she was always in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. i know she's at peace now. sending love and prayers to the rest of the family. RIP vicki…you'll truly be missed

  3. I went to school with Vicki. She was always a very kind person to me. She had a son that was my grandaughters age and were always talking about them. She will never be forgotten.

  4. I have great memories of growing up with Vicki. Always kind and Vicki was fun because she was always so excited about whatever we were doing. Vicki picked me up every day for school in that really cool thunderbird…..thank you Vicki for all those great memories.

  5. Doug, Daniel and Alaina,
    We send you our love and prayers. We always enjoyed seating by you and Vicki at the Firemen’s Christmas parties.
    May Our Lord Jesus Christ give you all peace and comfort knowing Vicki/Mom is now out of pain and in Heaven with Jesus.
    Love to you all,
    Gary and Janice

  6. Doug, I am so very sorry for your loss of Vicki. Since I live in Little Rock now, I had heard nothing about sweet Vicki being sick. My heart is broken to hear this. I wish I could give you a big hug because you two were such a good couple. I used to see her in Brookshire’s sometime and she looked just like she always did with that beautiful red hair. She was so happy and I know as much as she loved you and those children, that she was just a wonderful mom. I had no idea they were old enough to be a parent themselves now. Where has time gone? I wish I could see pictures of them, because they were beautiful children. I just can’t believe Vicki is gone. What a special person she was! My daughter always loved her, also, and she’ll be heart broken as well when I tell her this. I hope that you are doing good, and I know what it’s like for you right now, but know that I’m praying for you and the family. Rest In Peace sweet Vickie. You’ll be missed by so many.

  7. Vicki, you have been so strong and kept fighting. It was a privilege to know you and to meet your wonderful family. I loved the closeness you had with your children and granddaughter. You will be missed by so many 😢 💔

  8. Vicki what a sweet heart. Vic was such enthusiastic positive lady. Alot of memories are coming to mind from grade school to TJC. She was such a talented person.
    I am so sorry I didn't know she was sick.
    God bless her & may she rest in peace.
    Doug, Mrs. Vestal, and family praying for you all during these days. Vicki is a treasure. ??

  9. Doug and family,
    I was saddened to read about Vicki in the Longview newspaper. I will always remember her kind heart and the love she had for her family. We had so many wonderful visits when she would shop in Albertsons and it was always a pleasure to assist you both.
    May God comfort you and your family as only He can do. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this time.
    Ruth Kay
    (Albertsons Grocery)

  10. Doug, you have my sincerest condolences. I heard about the loss of your wife, Vicki, today. My prayers are with you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  11. I am heartbroken to find out about what had happened. It is hard to know that now she is gone but every single memory I have of Vicki is happy. From her tolerating us boys hanging out and being hooligans in elementary and junior high to her more lately just asking about our lives and how we were doing, she was always super genuine, caring and loving. I know she is in a better place now and with that thought I am at peace. I will hear from Mrs. Vicki again one day!

  12. Sorry for the loss in the Vestal family. I'll be praying for all the Heart's that need comforting. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  13. You will be so missed. The last time we talked you said you where tied. Well in Gods hands you can rest.. with love

  14. Mrs. Vicki was my high school dance coach and an Angel among us. Her absence is truly a loss as she was such a special treasure and an Amazing woman!

  15. Such a beautiful kind and loving person we have all lost. My condolences to the family. I found out too late to go to funeral. I am sorry.
    Love always, April R. Hall

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