Vicki Tucker

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Vicki Jo Tucker, 54, of Castalian Springs, Tenn., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Castalian Springs.

She was born June 18, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Billy Marion and Wilma Ruth Dunn Williamson. She was raised in Essex, Mo., and was a member of Essex Assembly of God Church.

Tucker lived in Cape Girardeau many years and was a registered nurse. She had worked in labor and delivery at Southeast Missouri Hospital, and as a public health and home health nurse with Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department.

She moved to Indiana in 1989 and received a bachelor's degree in business and worked as a case manager with an insurance company. She moved back to Missouri in 1997, and later moved to Tennessee.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Tucker of Columbus, Miss.; a son, Shannon Tucker of Cape Girardeau; her mother of Essex; two brothers, Don Williamson of Gonzales, La., Billy Williamson of Essex; a sister, Sharon Platipodis of St. Louis; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father and an infant sister.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo., with the Rev. David Schaffner officiating. Burial will be in Essex Cemetery.