Obituary of Audrey Evelyn Vineyard
Audrey Evelyn Vineyard was born on July 16, 1944 near Bristow, OK to Earl and Lillie Roe and was called home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2023 at the age of 78.
She was the sixth out of seven kids, the youngest of the six girls and was the last one to make the trip home.
She was baptized in August 1962.
Audrey graduated from Blackburn High School in 1962, it was during this time when she met her future husband Ronnie Vineyard while his dad was preaching at the First Baptist Church. They were married October 30, 1964 at Opportunity Heights Baptist Church in Tulsa and initially made their home in Sapulpa and Tulsa. They were blessed in 1966 with their first child Jim and Rhonda three years later. They moved to Blackburn in 1970 where they made their home and raised their family for a little over twenty years. Audrey spent most of her life being a housewife and mother. Prior to getting married she spent some time working at Munsingwear sewing undergarments. She had passed the state typing test and had a chance to work as a typist for the state but she chose instead to focus on raising and taking care of a family.
Audrey enjoyed canning, making jam, sewing and working with her beads to make jewelry. She won several awards for her sewing include a number of first place ribbons at the Pawnee county fair over the years.
She fought with arthritis most of her life starting back when she was about 9 years old. Over a 40 years span she endured six hip surgeries with the last one in November 2020. Even though she had to deal with various health setbacks she always tried to maintain a positive attitude and find a way to fight through it do what she wanted even if it meant finding a different way to accomplish the task.
Audrey and Ronnie attended a number of churches in Sapulpa, Blackburn and Cleveland during these years together. She’ll be remembered for her love of the Lord, her fighting spirit, her love for her husband, kids and grandkids.
Audrey was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronnie who went home ahead of her in September 2022, her father Earl Roe and mother Lillie Roe and sisters Viola Moles, Helen Singer, Earlene McQuain, Louise Killman, Frankie Killman and brother Johnny Roe. She is survived by her son Jim Vineyard (Dawnya), her daughter Rhonda West (Robert), three grandkids, Devin Vineyard, Amanda Eubanks (Houston) and Katy Turnage (Mac), as well as five great grandkids, Jeremiah, Brenna, Gwendalynn, Samantha and Draven.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Audrey Vineyard, please visit Tribute Store