September 23, 1938 - August 13, 2021
Vicki Faye Folks, 82, of Mesquite, Texas, lovingly known as “Mom” or “Mama,” died Friday, August 13, 2021 at Arbor Hills Memory Care in Plano, Texas. She was born September 23, 1938 in Corsicana, Texas to James Clark and Lucille Evelyn Jernigan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Vicki is survived by her husband of 65 years James W. Folks, son Victor Folks (Shelly) of Sunnyvale, Texas, daughter Laci Ryan (Michael) of Plano, Texas, grandchildren Tanner Ryan (Kelsie) of Dallas, Bayli Wittenberg (Tim) of Frisco and Pierce Ryan (Emily) of Richardson; two great granddaughters Ryan Jayne and Kayci Claire, and great grandson due in February; as well as extended family. Vicki’s entire life was given as a servant and perfect helpmate to her husband, children, grandchildren, friends and her home. That was her profession, her job —she was the perfect reflection of God’s love. Vicki loved her weekly coffee with her girlfriends and Friday Night El Fenix friends. She taught preschool for many years and was a MISD volunteer with what is now known as the Read Play Talk program. There is a quote from a book titled “The Unfinished”: “We cannot judge a song by its duration nor by the number of its notes. We must judge it by the way it touches and lifts our souls. Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful. And when something has enriched your life, and when its melody lingers on in your heart – Is it unfinished? Or is it endless?” Vicki, you are not yet finished, you are endless. Our family would like to extend our appreciation to VNA Hospice, Arbor Hills Memory Care, and Friends Place Richardson for their care the last several years. There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:30pm, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 3117 Motley Drive, Mesquite, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252