Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 4:02 pm
The Messenger, February 14, 2011
Dorothy (Dumas) Vick, 94, of St. Louis, a former resident of South Fulton, died 12:33 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
Services will be at noon Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton, with the Rev. Nick Jaeger officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery near Fulton.
Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Tuskegee University, in care of Willie Burnett, 320 Kresge Center, Tuskegee, AL 36088; Ken-Tenn Homecoming and Reunion, in care of Bettye A. Thomas, P.O. Box 1131, Fulton, KY 42041; or Trinity Episcopal Church, 1100 Vine St., Fulton, KY 42041.
She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Natchez, Miss., daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.W. Dumas. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Tuskegee University in 1940 and completed all course work for a master’s degree in education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
She was a retired educator who had taught at the former Milton School from 1960-70, and had taught fourth through sixth grades at Carr Elementary School in Fulton from 1970-82. After her retirement, she moved to Paducah, Ky., where she lived for five years before moving in St. Louis in 2002.
She had been the co-owner of the former Vick’s General Merchandise Store in South Fulton and had worked with her late husband and co-owner, Harvey O. Vick Jr., in that business. She organized the first black Girl Scout troop in the Kentucky Bear Creek Council and was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She had been president of the black Tennessee State PTA and had worked as a fund raiser for St. Paul AME Church.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton and served on the Bishop’s Committee.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian Sonja and Dan Fishco of Prescott, Ariz., and Sylvia and Carlos Jenkins of Black Jack, Mo.; her son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Valeria Vick of Spring, Texas; her sister, Gloria Robinson of Natchez; her brother and sister-in-law, Johness and Claudia Dumas of Ypsilanti, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Sherisse Hawkins of Boulder, Colo., Dr. William Fishco of Anthem, Ariz., Ilene Veronsky of Bell Meade, N.J., Shanda Mathis of Norcross, Ga., Sybil Booker of Philadelphia, Shannon Vick of Spring, Cheryl Turner of Chicago and Kimberly Brooks of Kansas City, Kan.; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Huggings and Marjorie Lawless; and four brothers, Dr. Albert Wood Dumas Jr., Alexander Dumas, Michel Dumas and Willard Dumas.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.