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Vickie Al-Dubais

October 27, 1953 — August 28, 2023

Vickie Lee Love Al-Dubais, born October 27, 1953, is now accompanying The Heavenly Choir. Those who knew her best knew she had been ill for a while, but she took a dramatic (of course) turn last week and passed over on August 28th, 2023, surrounded by loving family, friends, and Opie, the dog she stole from her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Laila & Andrew Miller. If you know anything about music in this area, then you’ve probably worked with, listened to, and/or been taught by Vickie. She was already an accomplished pianist and accompanist in her teens and was musically directing shows at Texas High while attending school there in the late ‘60s/early 70s. She later went on to teach and direct there for over 20 years. She attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas, to begin her mastery of the organ, which was ultimately on full display at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church to the enjoyment of generations. She had a unique and powerful musical gift, and she graced the Texarkana (and for a brief stint, Houston) communities in a multitude of ways. She was THE musician for countless weddings, funerals, parties, theatrical shows, pageants, you name it, for over 40 years. Vickie was larger than life, with a voracious appetite for food, fun, friends, animals, the color purple, junk TV, and laughter. So much laughter!! But her greatest passion was her daughter, Laila, born out of her marriage to Ali Al-Dubais, whom she met in Houston. She loved her friends and students (too many to name). And she loved her family, including her brother Rodney, his wife Billie, her nephews Brian and Jason Love & his family, and her lifelong sister-in-love Tere Myers. Her parents, Denver and Clara Love (possibly the sweetest woman who ever lived and a cook & baker extraordinaire), and her half-sister Pat & family predeceased her, as did her beloved aunt, uncle, & cousin Bebe, J.C., and David Presswood, respectively. Heavenly music is so much richer now, and we are all so grateful to have been the recipients of her extraordinary talent and friendship. Vickie’s life will be celebrated at 5:00 PM this Friday, September 1st, at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX. A reception will follow in Wesley Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that you consider making a donation to the Vickie Al-Dubais Memorial Fund at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, which has been established to honor Vickie’s extraordinary musicianship by having a special Christmas piece commissioned.
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