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Vernice “Vikki” Faye Kennedy Brinson, 79, of Savannah, Georgia, and widow of Robert Lawrence Brinson, Sr., and Patrick “Pat” Smith, passed away Wednesday morning, April 7, 2021, after a short battle with lung cancer.

Born in Fernandina Beach, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Grady Martin Kennedy and the late Pearl Hollingsworth Kennedy. Vikki was very active in the American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt and served as a past president for the Ladies Auxiliary. A dedicated volunteer, she also worked with the American Red Cross and the USO, greeting troops and assisting where needed. Vikki loved to spend time with her family, cooking them country-fried steaks and her popular deviled eggs.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Vikki was predeceased by a daughter, Paige Elizabeth.

Survivors include her sons, Robert L. Brinson, Jr. (Leslie), Carey L. Brinson, Sr. (Kathy); grandchildren, Amber Brinson, Megan Rouleau (Daniel), Jessica Brinson, Adam Brinson, Donald Vickers, Jennifer Heaton (Josh), Carey Brinson, Jr., Elizabeth McCullough (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Jackson, Luke and Matthew Rouleau, and Grayson, Cannen, and Addilyn Heaton; sisters, Rebecca Kaighin and Martha Kinney.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 12 o’clock noon Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

A Celebration of Life will follow from 12 noon until 3 o’clock Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the American Legion Post 184 – 3003 Rowland Avenue in Thunderbolt.

Remembrances: The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922.

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  1. Amy Humecki says:

    I am so sad to hear about Vicki. Rest In Peace dear lady. My sympathies to the entire family. Love ya from Wisconsin.

  2. Andrea Clark says:

    A beautiful soul, with a wicked sense of humor. Compassionate
    and just a lovely human being. My heart breaks for her family and friends
    Rest Miss Vikki, til we meet again.

  3. Sara Hollingsworth Traviglia says:

    So sorry to hear about Vikki’s passing. We both grew up in Fernandina and went to school together until she moved to Savannah. I have so many wonderful memories of her and know she was a blessing to all her family and friends. She was very special and will truly be missed. Love you cuz.

  4. Linda Wiersema says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May she Rest In Peace. My condolences to the entire family. Love and prayers.

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  6. Vicky Cook Taylor says:

    Always my best friend no matter how long it had been….
    1st meet @ Thunderbolt Fishing Club

  7. Scott and Carrie Anderson says:

    Our thought and prayer are with you

  8. Tommy Wilharm says:

    Robbie and Carey , I am sad for your loss. Vikki was a lifelong friend. A lovely lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  9. Doug Andrews, Past Post 184 Commander says:

    Vikki was a mainstay of the American Legion George K. Gannam Post 184 family for many years. As President of Legion Auxiliary Unit 184, despite hardships of ill health, Vikki kept on keeping on, demonstrating the essence of leadership — leading by example. Her love and support of veterans was manifest and proven by the success the LAux achieved during her tenure and after — until her health would overcome her will to serve to the end, living the principle: “Service, not self.”.
    Thank you, President Brinson, and your LAux members, whose support your Post will long remember to the end of our days.
    Pam and I send our love and prayers to you and family.

  10. Mary Ann Davis says:

    Knew you only a short while but felt like it had been a long time. So,sorry. Lovely person.

  11. Maryellen king says:

    My deepest condolances to the family of miss.vickie

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