Ray Charles said it best, ''I said Georgia, Georgia a song of you comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines. Other arms reach out to me. Other eyes smile tenderly. Still in peaceful dream, I see, the road leads back to you...'' July 10, 2019 Victoria Baynes Bordelon ''Vicki'' travelled the road that led her back to Georgia, her Heaven.
Vicki was born May 18, 1944, in Wrightsville, Georgia to Dr. And Mrs. P.S. and LaVerne Baynes. She grew up there with her, older brother, Phil. Vicki attended nursing school in Augusta where she met her future husband Larry Gene Bordelon. While in the dorm setting room at her college, Vicki, spied Larry to determine if she would accept the invitation of a blind date. Apparently, it was a success for Larry. Larry and Vicki, ultimately, married on September 11, 1964. Their marriage spanned nearly 55 years. During their 55 years of marriage, they lived in 5 states, before retiring to Levelland, had two children, Ashley and Bo, and 6 grandchildren.... Keegan, Victoria, Korbin, Jersson, Austin, and Alexis.
As a wife to Larry, Vicki was devoted to him. Even though they were very independent of one another, they were always united. Throughout the 55 years, there were up and downs. Ultimately, they were a wonderful example of marriage. Their marriage is a true testament of their love.
As a mom, Vicki was the best. She NEVER missed an important event in her kid's lives. Mom was there, in the delivery room for all three of Ashley's kids birth. Mom was always a phone call away for Ashley and Bo, and was there when they called anytime of the day or night. Mom also was loved very much by Barry and Carla, the kids' spouses.
Vicki was exceptionally close to her grandchildren. She was their Grammy. Korbin and Sissy swear by her ''grits.'' Jersson always had a box of vanilla wafers waiting for him. And, whenever Keegan got up to look for something, he could always hear Grammy say ''What cha hunting?''
Vicki's very best friends were Jill and Donna. Vicki and Jill took daily walks throughout the neighborhood, watched their favorite baseball team, Texas Tech, and, worked together at the hospital and South Plains College. Vicki and Donna worked together in L&D in Macon. They were fast friends from the beginning. And, even though Vicki moved back to Texas, they visited and talked regularly. Donna and Jill were very special to Vicki.
Vicki was a phenomenal Labor and Delivery RNC for close to 40 years. She delivered many, many babies. If you were born at Cook Memorial hospital in the 80s and early 90s, there is a high probability she was the nurse in the delivery room. She continued to work in L&D until returning to Levelland in the late 90S. She officially retired from the hospital, and found a new passion. For the last decade of her career, her passion was a nursing recruiter for South Plains College. She helped so many students find their paths in the nursing career.
Vicki's favorite things were Georgia, the beach (she LOVED the beach), floating in her swimming pool with Jill, her daughter, and grandkids, traveling, her nursing recruits, and Texas Tech Baseball.
Lastly, we would like to offer our deepest gratitude to Irene and Alejandra for taking such wonderful care of Vicki at the end. These two women are genuinely angels on earth and God placed them with us.
The unwritten Southern Belle etiquette is to always show your softer side and never (nevah) let on how strong you really are.... No truer words resonate with Victoria Jane Bordelon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Vicki Bordelon Nursing Scholarship with the South Plains College Foundation, 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, Texas 79336.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal supervision of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111
St. Michael's Catholic Church
316 E. Washington Street
Levelland, TX 79336
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Vicki Bordelon Nursing Scholarship
South Plains College Foundation, 1401 S. College Avenue
Levelland, TX 79336