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Vickie L. Black

December 31, 1957 — September 7, 2023

Waterloo, IL

Vickie L. Black, nee Lynch, 65, of Waterloo, IL, passed away peacefully after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer, surrounded by her 5 daughters. She was born December 31, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL.

 She is survived by her 5 daughters Cheryl Black (Mandy), Kerri Owens (Bradly), Sherry Ehrler (Michael) Carissa Heimberger (Ryan), and Melissa Black; grandchildren Ellie Willard, Mitchell Barth, Emerson Ehrler, Eva Owens, Maci Kaiser, Grant Ehrler, Ella Black, Evan Barth, Daniel Dolezal, Beau Goessling, and Mackenna Heimberger; brother, Curt Lynch (Jane).

 She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Black, sister, Barbara Swedo, brother in law Ray Swedo; son in law, Adam Goessling.

 Vickie retired from Cass Information Systems after 36 years of dedicated service. 

 Vickie’s unwavering faith in God made her an inspiration to everyone who was blessed to have known her. Vickie was an extraordinary wife, mother, Grammy (Gigi) sister and friend. Vickie never hesitated to open her arms in prayer selflessly even to strangers in need during her own battles.

 Vickie loved spending her time crawling on the floor to play with her grandkids, taking her granddaughters  shopping and getting their nails done, and snuggling up to music and movies. She took in as many of her grandsons hockey, football  and baseball games as possible. When she wasn't able to be present, she was sure to livestream. 

 Vickie loved the sounds of the outdoors, and especially watching her hummingbirds and nurturing her plants and flowers.   

 Vickie was a well known and cherished member of LifechurchX in Columbia, Illinois.  She loved listening to her worship music. Her Christian sisters, the “Church Chicks” meant the world to her. 


 Special gratitude to Dr. Waqar and Dr. Sampson of Siteman Cancer Center. As well as Pastors Matt and Kati Heck and Pastor Guy and Kelly Briley of LifeChurchX. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to LifechurchX.


Our Vick/Mom/Grammy will forever be missed. 

She left a legacy.


“She talked to God daily, and that is what made her lovely.”


Celebration of Life:

 10 AM Saturday, September 30, 2023 at LifechurchX in Columbia, IL

 Pastor Matt Heck officiating

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