Vicki Harrell

Obituary of Vicki Lynn Harrell

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Vicki Lynn Stoner was born to the union of Donald Stoner and Faith (Keck) Stoner on September 4, 1948, in Monroe, Michigan.  The only girl of four children, she grew up in a happy family and spent most of her childhood helping her mother in the kitchen. Vicki graduated from Monroe High School in 1966.

Being a natural-born cook, Vicki enjoyed experimenting with different flavors and spices and spent most of her working life as a professional chef. She had a laid-back and friendly personality which led to her gaining employment at several local establishments in Monroe. In 1997, Vicki moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. During her time living in the area, she owned and operated a small restaurant called “Red’s Coffee Cup Café”. Vicki had a passion for cooking traditional southern fare. Her specialties included ribs, mac and cheese, and baked beans, but it was her homemade biscuits and gravy that were her children’s favorite breakfast.

An avid NASCAR fan Vicki never missed the chance to watch a Sunday race on television or visit a smaller North Carolina racetrack to experience it in person. Vicki found love again when she met Lawrence “Larry” Harrell. They were joined in marriage in 2004 and after traveling around the country for Larry’s job they settled in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Even though Vicki’s family and friends were scattered in many states, she chose to stay connected to them through Facebook.

Vicki Lynn Harrell, age 74 passed away at Beaumont Hospital in Trenton, Michigan on Friday; March 31, 2023, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her passing was preceded by her parents: Donald and Faith Stoner; her husband: Larry Harrell; one son: Wayne Fowler; and one brother: Daniel Stoner.

To cherish her memory, she leaves two sons: Brian (Beverly) Turner and Kenneth (Katrina) Turner; six grandchildren: Brendan, Breanna, Kenneth, and Michelle Turner, Alexandria (Kristopher) Andrews, and Samantha Culler; three great-grandchildren: Navaeh, Jaxson, and Aylen; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

No public services are planned.  Her care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.  Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation in Erie, Michigan.

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