On December 28, 1960 Vickie LaDell Birdsell was born to Arliss and Corkey Birdsell in Durango, Colorado. She attended and graduated high school from Hobbs High School. Throughout her life Vickie worked in several offices and several years for Lea County Sheriff’s Dept. Then Vickie followed her dream and started her own photography business. She loved capturing special moments for other people. She had many things she loved in her life as she was always up to having a good time. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, and always doing something crafty, but Vickie’s biggest love was being with family just hanging out and maybe playing a game of good ol family poker.
On July 12, 1986 Vickie married the love of her life and partner to the end, Michael Wayne Edwards. They had two children together who were truly Vickie’s proudest possessions, Cody and Tawanna Edwards of Canton, Ohio and Heath and Cassie Lakin of Hobbs, NM. Vickie’s life was complete seeing her kids married and grown up, but what excited her the most was becoming a grandmother. Mimi is the name her beautiful granddaughters Madison And Audrey gave her, and she answered to that name with pride and a smile.
Vickie also leaves behind her mother Corkey, one brother and sister in law, Cary And Beverly Birdsell of New Home, Texas and two nieces she loved like her own as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, a great nephew, 2 great nieces and many friends.
On January 2, 2018, our sweet Vickie ended her battle with cancer and was called home. She won the fight and let me tell you fight til the end she did. She is walking the streets of gold today with a new healthy body and was met at those pearly gates by her father Arliss Birdsell, her grandparents Alvis and Lois Birdsell and Frank Whiteley, and several aunts and uncles. What a party in Heaven there must have been.
She will be missed here on Earth by so many, but we know this isn’t goodbye but just a simple see ya later. And until then, we love you Vickie - fly high and keep an eye on us all.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, January 5, 2018 at Cowboy Junction Church 9924 Catchings Road, Hobbs, NM with Pastor Ty Bean, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: WHI-Hobbs, 4008 N. Grimes #275, Hobbs, NM 88240 or American Cancer Society PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made to: www.griffinfuneralhomehobbs.com
Mike, I am so sorry to learn about Vickie. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Since moving to Amarillo I have lost touch with so many people that I cared about. I often think of the good times we all had when we worked at A.A. May God be close to you in the days ahead.
Sandy SchellerAmarillo, TX
My memory of Vickie back in Hobbs, NM were from West Bender, riding the bus #7 to school, having some classes with her, and visiting with her, at her parents home, and also recall her brother Cary. My prayers and love to all the family. May God provide you comfort and peace, now and in the future. Remembered and loved by many...Vickie, Rest In Peace!
Roberto RasconFarmington, NM
Prayers for your family. Vickie will be greatly missed.
Michelle & Noe GarciaHobbs, NM
What a wonderful woman and such a joy to be around. So many good memories of this lady and her family. Prayers for her family and friends.
Bobby DouglessMidland, TX
We have very many wonderful memories of Vickie at the ballpark. She was a very sweet person and will be missed. Prayers for Mike, Cassie, Cody and their families.
Chester and Susan MayHobbs,
Mike, Cody my deepest condolences she is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met in my life her smile contagious and her picture taking ability impeccable very sorry for yalls loss
Frankie ElrodHobbs, NM
Dear Melvin, Jeanell, Mike and your wonderful kids, I’m so sorry to hear about Vickie passing away and you all will be in my prayers. Wish I could be with you now but I will be thinking of you!
Kim HuntMuleshoe, TX
My Deepest Sympathy and love is sent out to all the family and friends of Vickie. I love you and I will miss you Vickie until we meet again in the glorious heavens above. Rest In Peace Beautiful Lady.
Gale PalmerEunice, NM
So sorry for your loss of sweet Vickie. She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. She just beamed when talking of her children and grandchildren. We spent many hours at the baseball and softball parks with her and Mike. I can't remember a time when she didn't have a big smile on her face. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, Cody, Cassie and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
David and Marian Wright
David & Marian WrightHobbs, NM
Mike so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family
Todd and Lisa CoxSeminole, TX
Lots and lots of fond memories of baseball, beach, Shlitterbauns, Christmas parties, Canton trips. God bless all of your family. We will miss you.
Kenny and Terri KearneyHobbs, NM
So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers
Rita SmithSeminole, TX
Mike. Know that we are praying for God's comfort in this time. Our thoughts are with you and the kids.
Clint & Shana GardnerColeman, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time and always. We love you!
Steve and LaDonna TunnellAmarillo, TX
Mike I am deeply sorry for your families loss, may God bless you and your family in this time of need.
Bobby CloudOdessa, TX
Our hearts hurt, but know you are in God's hands, free of pain. See ya later dear cousin.
Pam and Bruce TravisTecumseh, OK
Will miss her sweet smile. Prayers to her family and friends 🙏🏻
Marilyn HeltonHobbs, NM
Mike I am so sorry to hear about Vicki's death. You and your children will be in my prayers. May God be the God of all comfort for all of you during these difficult days.
Calva An LedbetterSan Diego, CA
Vickie taught us all about fighting thru pain for every last moment she could spend with her family.I can remember her beautiful blonde hair as a child playing with us cousins. She was my candle lighter at my wedding in 1971. Many times her and my sister would go drag main in Shawnee. She was full of life even then. My heart goes out to the family and I pray they think of Vickie in her new body, pain free,and treasure the memories of her well lived life.
Trisha ScrogginsOklahoma City, OK
Cassie, Cody and Family...I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
Colleen SmartHobbs, NM
Cassie, Heath and family,
Russ and I just wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family during the loss of your mom. We pray the Lord wraps you in his loving arms like a warm blanket as you tell your sweet mom goodbye. While we know she is in Heaven having an awesome time your path here is still new and you will miss her. Again prayers to all of you you. Russ and Melissa Doss
Russ and Melissa DossHobbs, NM
I am very sorry for your loss. I am praying for comfort for your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I loved her smile. She will be missed.
To Mike and family, Vicki will be greatly missed.
Dean and Patty CrosslandHobbs, NM
We're both so so sorry to learn of her passing. She was loved by many, and will surely be missed. Sending love and many prayers for you all.
Eileen and Richard HicksEunice, NM
Condolences to the family. I know she will be missed dearly.
Justin NixonOdessa, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the privilege of knowing Vickie as her tax preparer at A&K and being the Office Manager at Cowboy Junction. She always had a smile and was such a sweet lady. We will all miss her very much.
Randy and Beverly RobertsonHobbs, NM
Mike I’m so sorry to hear about your wife! You and your family are in my prayers!
Gregg TreadwellKermit, TX
So sorry for y'alls loss. God bless your family.
Bobby and Mary GunnelsBrownfield, TX
Mike, Corkey and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Vickie was a bright and shining star here on earth with a beautiful smile as she will be in heaven now. God Bless you all.
Frankie and Linda BlainEnid, OK