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Victoria Cortez Donley

Victoria Cortez Donley aka Vicky or “Sister,” 84, of Amite and formerly from Norco.

Victoria Cortez Donley

It is with great sadness that the family announces her peaceful passage from this life on Saturday, June 23, surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Floyd Donley Sr.; her parents, Victor J. Cortez Sr. and Aurelie Cambre Cortez of Reserve; a daughter, Linda L. Donley; a granddaughter, Shantell Donley and siblings Juliet C. Michel (Mike), Richard “Sonny” Cortez and Barbara Cortez.

Vicky is survived by her children, Kerry-Ann Donley Stacy (Eric) of Kenner, Alecia Vera Donley Levy (Charles) of Ponchatoula, Floyd P. Donley Jr. of Amite and Keith A. Donley of Amite; grandchildren Rechelle Hotard, Kelly Hotard, Jaclyn Hotard, Angele Centeno, Danielle Lirette, Sherry White, Brandon “Buddy” Cook, Dayne Donley, Karen Donley, Kasie D. Broussard, Rebecca Donley and Christopher Donley; 21 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; and her siblings, Evelyn Songy (Larry), Herbert Cortez (Sandy) and Frances Toland.

She and Floyd raised their family in Norco, then retired to Amite in 1981.

Their love of skeet shooting led them to build Norco Gun shop, where Vicky handled hand checkering of many gun stocks sold in the business.

They traveled the U.S. to many skeet shooting events until Floyd retired from the sport. She shot skeet for a few years but gave it up for another passion, playing Booray with her many skeet shooting friends around the U.S. and Amite locals.

A great cook of many wonderful Cajun dishes enjoyed by many. She enjoyed gardening and her precious dogs.

To her, the most important role was that of devoted servant of God at St. Helena Roman Catholic Church in Amite, where she was a parishioner for the past 37 years. On Saturday, June 30 she will forever rest next to the love of her life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Highway 44 in Reserve on Saturday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation is at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery in Reserve.

Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit milletguidry.com.