Vickie Jean Black

August 24, 1956 ~ September 2, 2023

Vickie Jean Turner Black, 67, of Sulphur passed peacefully on September 2, 2023 in a local hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a great sister. She loved her family, friends and co-workers and will be greatly missed by all. Vickie worked for 40 years as an LPN in Quality Management for Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital. She was so full of life and was always game for fun and exploring new adventures. She had a big heart and strived to make everyone she met feel loved and welcome.  She was the anchor and rock of her family. Vickie was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur.

Vickie is survived by her husband, Garland Black; two sons, Steven Black and wife Crystal and Jacob Black; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Shirley Meade and Carol Kruse and husband Paul; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Lesley Turner; mother, Maxine McKinnie; sister, Judith Pickard; and brother, Larry Turner.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date to celebrate the life of Vickie. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. Vickie has been a coworker/supervisor of mine for well over 10 years. Vickie was always such an incredibly sweet supervisor and it breaks my heart to hear that she passed away. My son (Harrison who just turned 7) and her shared the same birthday and she was always so incredibly kind and giving towards him. She would always send him a birthday/Christmas gift and she even sent him a gift right before he started kindergarten. It was always nice to see her at department meetings and I along with many others will greatly miss her. 

  2. Vickie was such a pleasurable and amazing person. Her smile was always comforting, especially when learning new tasks. Vickie had more patience than anyone I know. She never seemed to get flustered or frustrated. When I started in my position, Vickie would teach me what I needed to do for various tasks. She was always willing to go over and over how to access and complete a task or report information. I don't know how many times that I hit that chat button to ask her "one more time" how to access a database or how to enter some information. How wonderful it would be if I could click the chat button in our teams program and get replies from Heaven. You will be missed Vickie!

  3. Vickie and I (although not in the same town) worked together for over 20 years and we had the opportunity to meet several times in person. We asked each other for guidance on many occasions regarding not just work but vacations and other personal things. I loved hearing about her sister trips. She became more than a coworker through those years, and I consider her a very dear friend. During the last conversation we had on her last day at work, we made each other laugh and I will cherish that memory and many others. She will be missed by me and so many others. Much love to all of her family.

  4. Vickie was a wonderful woman, always positive, smiling and willing to lend a helping hand no matter what. I appreciate all the help and guidance she gave to me as a new Quality Director at Christus. Her kindness towards me will never be forgotten, and I will miss her greatly.

  5. I am so saddened by the news of Vickie's passing. Vickie was always such a kind and reassuring person. She was ALWAYS willing to help and went the extra mile to make sure everything was done correctly and accurately. She was such a gentle soul with a sweet spirit. I will certainly miss working with Vickie and express my deepest sympathies to her family.

  6. I am so so very sorry for your loss. Vickie was an amazing coworker and friend at CHRISTUS and I have known her many many years. She was brilliant, loving, kind and inspirational and she loved CHRISTUS. She was an expert in many areas at CHRISTUS in clinical, quality and physician data and reporting and in so many other areas. She taught me many things over the years.  Many people went to Vickie for advice. She was always extremely personable, went above and beyond to help you and check on you personally . She will be sorely missed. She has done so much for CHRISTUS and her legacy will live on through all those who knew her beautiful, precious soul. I can’t verbalize my feelings today. I am so very sad and will miss her but know God has had a special place reserved for her in Heaven and she is home. 

  7. It was a privilege to know Vickie. She set the standard for what we need most in our world; patience, and kindness. Peace be with all those she left behind.

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