Vickie Summers Gordon

Vickie Summers Gordon

Vickie Summers Gordon 71 - February 22, 1953 - March 7, 2024

Vickie, affectionately known as a beacon of generosity and kindness who touched lives of many with her heart of gold and her beautiful smile passed away on March 7th 2024 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center in Bolivia, NC.

Vickie moved to Carolina Shores in 2022. Originally from Greensboro, NC, she and her late husband Delbert lived their life together there for 39 years. Delbert passed in January, 2022. It was then she started a new life at the beach with her beloved basset hound Stella. Living at the beach was a life-long dream of hers. She radiated when near the ocean but her duty as a loving wife to Delbert was her first priority.

Vickie was born in Alamance County to Roy Wilson Summers and Stella Robena Hall Summers, both deceased. It was there she learned the values of family, compassion and sharing from an early age.

Vickie graduated from Northeast Guilford High School, in 1971 and completed a long period of time working for and retiring from Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company where she was a telephone operator.

Vickie’s presence is missed deeply, and she will always be in the hearts of her family and many friends. She is survived by her older brother Leon Summers who lives in Mebane, NC, and her devoted nephews Adam Summers of Gibsonville and Bobby Summers (wife Andrea) and niece Joannie Summers (husband Jay) of Mebane, NC. Also Vickie’s family consisted of many nieces and nephews and cousins she loved dearly. Vickie was often referred to as “The Best Aunt Ever”. Vickie’s younger brother, Michael, passed in February 2020.

Vickie’s is also survived by her beloved basset hound Stella who now lives in a loving home surrounded by a remarkable mother and children and other four-legged siblings. If you remember, Vickie and Delbert had multiple other basset hounds in their lives who made their family complete.

There will be a service held for Vickie at her home church – Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4501 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Vickie’s friend and Pastor Susan Hoyle. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10:00 AM and there will be a reception following the service hosted by the ladies from the Church.

On May 4th, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. a celebration of Vickie’s life will be held at Sunset Beach officiated by Pastor Stefanie Riley, executive pastor from Seaside United Methodist Church, located in Sunset Beach, where Vickie attended during her short period of time she resided in Brunswick County.  Please wear blue to this celebration!

Vickie was loved by many at both churches and was blessed with pastoral care, love and friendship by members from both churches during her illness.

Her family would like to thank her many doctors, nurses and staff from McLeod Seacoast Hospital and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center; her many physicians and nurses who treated her especially the oncologist’s office of Dr. Anthony Dominick in Wilmington, NC; and the rehabilitation center that helped her return to her home. A heartfelt thank you to Jessica Dew with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare and the wonderful RN Ashley Kaishian and Robyn Fitch, social worker with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Team. Their love and compassion for Vickie was and continues to be insurmountable for which her loved ones will always be grateful.

Memorial donations in Vickie’s honor may be made to the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue organization, P. O. Box 80082, Charleston, SC, 29416 or on-line at The phone number is 888-909-2387.


I am home in Heaven dear ones all is so happy all is so bright.

There’s perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting life.

All the pain and grief are over, even restless tossing passed.

I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.  



Vickie Summers Gordon
Carolina Shores, NC
Alamance County, NC
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