Vinnetta Theresa Samson Dokey
Born in Plaucheville, Louisiana on November 6, 1917 andwas a resident ofBaton Rouge for more than 50 years, Vinnetta Theresa Samson Dokey died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, LA at the age of 89.She took a disability retirement on December 3, 1974 from the State Department of Conservation where she was an oil and gas analyst.Before moving to Gonzales, she was an active member of St. Joseph Cathedral parish.There she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Marie Louise #60, member of the Third Order of Mary, sacristan, reader and Eucharistic minister at both the cathedral and the Catholic/Presbyterian Apartments where she resided for 23 years.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Melvyn Joseph Morales and daughter-in-law Ruth A. Dokey; seven grandchildren, Keith and wife Tanya Morales, Kevin Morales, Kenneth and wife Mona Morales, Kristopher and wife Danielle Morales, Melissa and husband Terry Landry, Denise and husband Mark Rogers, and Deanna and husband Spencer Tani; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Cameron and Ethan Morales.Preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Ludovic and Mary Ivy Mayeaux Samson, a brother Bernard Claude Samson, a sister Frances Samson Dunbar, and a son Charles Elmer Dokey, Jr.Visitation will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church , Prairieville, LA on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by the rosary and funeral services at 11:00 a.m.The Rev. Eric Gyan, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and Rev. Joseph Camilleri will officiate services.Music by vocalist Tommy Evans and pianist Ursula Aubin.Interment in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Alexandria, LA.Pallbearers will be Keith, Kevin, Kenneth andKristopher Morales, Terry Landry, Andrew Morales, Ed Hoover and George Leteff.Special thanks to her nurse, Nicole Hall, and aide, Wanda Rowe for their years of dedication, care and love.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa, MS; St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church , Prairieville;or St. Joseph Cathedral, Baton Rouge.Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home East,11000 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.
NOTE:She was married to Charles Elmer Dokey Sr from 7 Aug 1942to4 Mar 1970.