Remembering Victoria (Vicki) Bennett
7/24/51 – 11/10/23
Vicki was born in Columbus City, Indiana, but also lived in Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. She was first employed as a Medical Technologist and held several other positions in healthcare before earning a law degree at age 36. As she said, “Someone told me I wasn’t tough enough to do it, and that was all it took!” After practicing law for a few years, she went back to hospital work and ended her career as a Risk Manager for a pediatric hospital.
After many years of technical and legal writing, Vicki took some creative writing courses and joined a group of writers who met monthly to critique one another’s work. Her book, Ghosts of the Cove is based on two interwoven stories that take the reader from the Civil War to the present while sharing some of the history and folklore of the Appalachian Mountains and the spirit of the people who settled them.
Vicki joined the Authors Guild of Tennessee in 2020 and enjoyed participating in as many shows and meetings as she was able while being on chemotherapy for long periods. Vicki was loved for her cheerful disposition, sweet nature, and her kindness to everyone. We will miss her.
A memorial service will be held in the new year. Vaughn Funeral Home in Sweetwater handled the cremation and has posted her obituary.