Celebrating the life of

Lorraine G. Vickery

August 13, 1953 - January 18, 2021

Lorraine G. Vickery

Lorraine G. Vickery 67, Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all passed peacefully on January 18, 2021 surrounded by family.

Lorraine was born in Long Island, New York. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Jo Colton (Mercer), her father Walter Vincent Colton and her brother Lawrence Scott Colton (missing since 1979) she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1999.

In 1991, she married the love of her life, Michael Van Vickery and resided in Flagler Beach Florida. She founded Samaritan Ministries in 2002 and retired from in 2019. Lorraine found purpose in serving others and making a difference. After moving to Savannah, she was active in animal rescue serving the local community. Lorraine and Van attended First Baptist Church of the Island with her daughter and family.

In addition to her husband, Lorraine leaves behind her daughter Kasey Suddath of Savannah, Son in Law Kyle Suddath and granddaughter Kayden Suddath, her mother in law Dorothy Vickery of Chattahoochee Florida, her two brothers in law Vince Vickery (Susan), Todd Vickery (Anita) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of the Island, announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in Lorraine’s memory to Samaritan Ministries of Flagler County Florida or the Humane Society of Savannah.



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Prayers for comfort as you celebrate the life she lived and all of the love she shared.

- Mulvehill family , Savannah, GA

Kasey and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep y’all in our prayers. -Jeff, Kimberly, and Alaina

- Jeff and Kimberly McMurry, Savannah , GA

I loved her she was a beautiful person inside and out.....

- Laurie Fields, Seminole, Fl

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Kasey I am send my sincerest condolences. Although I never met your Mom I did think of her as a friend. May she rest in peace and I know she was met by all the animals from the rainbow bridge.

- Rebecca Henry , Pooler, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss of one so precious. Lorraine was the sweetest, kindest soul and fought to help make a difference in the lives of people and animals. This angel will be missed on earth.

- Cheryl Walsh, Daytona beach, Florida

My heart hurts to see that Mrs. Lorraine left us so soon here on Earth, but I know that God needs her in heaven more. She leaves behind a great legacy for her loved ones. Praying for the family.

- Christina Windsor, Rincon, Ga

Lorraine was such a lovely woman. I worked with her through several organizations in Flagler County. She was sweet, loving, and devoted to her passion of inspiring and helping women. She has left her positive footprint on everyone that she’s come in contact with over the years and she will be missed. Most of all, she was a faithful woman and I’m sure God has welcomed her into his Kingdom with open arms. ❤️

- Cindy Dalecki, Ormond Beach, FL

My condolences and prayers of comfort to Lorraines family. I met Lorraine through volunteering at Samaritan Ministries. Her faith and love for our heavenly father shined, Her caring and compassionate spirit an inspiration. I volunteered at the ministry to help others but in truth I was the one who was blessed. I was blessed with a true friend. Forever in my heart.

- Kat Eubanks, Palm Coast, Florida

Friend is Lorraine

- Gerri Norris, Columbia , Tennessee

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

- Suddath, Richmond Hill, GA

I’m sorry for your loss. Lorraine helped so many people and animals. She will always be remembered as a Godly, kind, caring, and loving person.

- Eve-Marie Labrano, Palm Coast , FL

Mrs. Vickery, we have never met but I have enjoyed reading your posts on our islands Nextdoor. Your love for God, family and cats and tolerance for human foibles came through your writing. We, the readers of Nextdoor will miss you. May you rest in peace.Deepest condolence for your loving family.

- Jeong Park, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel

  • Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.