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October 1, 1955 - January 12, 2020
Burial Date January 15, 2020
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Marshall St.
Trisagion and funeral services celebrating Victoria “Vickie” Kleowdis Oates, 64, will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1719 Creswell Ave. in Shreveport, LA with Father Ioannis Krokos officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, 130 Stoner Ave. followed by a Makaria (memorial lunch) and visitation at the St. George Activities Center, 542 Wichita St.
Vickie fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 1, 1955 to Lester and Mary Steles Kleowdis in Shreveport. She graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy and attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
She met and married her husband, Dean Oates, in Houston and they had two wonderful kids, Ashley and James. Vickie was a people person, having worked in appliance sales at Sears for 15 years and as a nail technician for 15 years, most recently at JCPenney Salon in Shreveport.
Vickie was very strong in her Orthodox faith and was a compassionate and caring person who never met a stranger. She devoted a lot of her life caring for others including Ashley, Lester and her mother-in-law, Eleanor. Vickie loved being with people and enjoyed fellowship with family and friends and spending time with her grandson Mason. She also had a great sense of humor and was constantly making jokes and wisecracks!
She was a huge fan of the LSU Tigers and Houston Astros. Vickie was also extremely proud of her Greek heritage, loving everything Greek: the food, the music, the dancing, the spirits, the jewelry and the movies!
Vickie is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dean Oates; son, James Oates and fiancée, Savannah Petty; grandson, Mason Weston; sister, Mary “Tine” Wine; brother, George Kleowdis; brothers-in-law, Roy and Regina Oates, Robert and Colleen Oates, Stacy and Samantha Oates, Mike and Donna Oates and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley Oates; parents, Lester and Mary Kleowdis; in-laws, Eleanor and Doyce Oates and brothers-in law, David Oates, Bruce Oates and George Vletas.
Honoring Vickie as pallbearers are Tyler Cherry, John Hampton, Nick Jordan, Michael Lovejoy, David Massey, Jeremy Massey, Dale Pantalion, Chad Rinchuso and Chris Watson.
The family would like to thank Vickie’s many lifelong friends and family who were so dedicated to her during her illness and especially to Regina Oates, who cared for her like a sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to help with funeral expenses. Please send donations in Vickie’s name to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1719 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101.
May Vickie’s memory be eternal!