Mary Lou Henckel Vickery

September 16, 1928 - April 4, 2020

Mary Lou Henckel Vickery died April 4, 2020, at the age of 91. Mary Lou was born to Roy and Lucie Henckel, on September 16, 1928, in Orange, Texas, and moved to Beaumont at the age of 6 months. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1945. Mary Lou was married in 1945 to her true love, Harry. She was retired from National Linen Service.

Mary Lou enjoyed going to Blue Grass Festivals, having with lunch and playing dominos with the “the girls”. “The Girls” were also graduates of BHS Class of 1945. She so loved her family and friends.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband of seventy-four years, Harry L Vickery; and her ever loving son, Wayne “Bouger” Vickery. Also, by eighteen nieces and nephews; twenty greats; twenty-four great-greats; and nine great-great-greats; and her beloved Ronnie and Lynda Kay Makin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Henckel, Jr; and sister, Marjorie Buckhannan.

Mary Lou had been a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Beaumont. A standard visitation and funeral service cannot be held due to current health restrictions. A memorial service for Mrs. Vickery will be held at a later date. Arrangements handled through Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive

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Linda Mongeon

My Sweet Mary Lou. I love you with my heart and soul.. You will always know that you were my second Texas Momma. I Love You.

Linda Mongeon


Tom Jenkins

Mary Lou was both a thinker and a doer. She kept up and in touch with all of her many friends. She was much loved by her classmates and her place can never be filled.

Karen Walthall

I wish we could all be together at this time. I will hold onto all of the many fond memories that I have. Love to you all.

Sherry and Tommy Goth

Mrs. Vickery was very dear to my parents, and therefore dear to us. She was always so kind to us. We are so very sorry, and know you will miss her greatly. Praying blessings over you, and praising God that she has been made whole in heaven. When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

Jay and Virginia Hurley

Our sincere condolences to Harry and Booger, as well as the loving extended family and countless friends. A better friend would be hard to find., and her kindness, humor and hospitality will be long remembered.

Melody Wells

Mrs Vickery was always the same, precious and sweet. She always was laughing and smiling, with kind words for everyone. What a wonderful life she shared with her wonderful husband Harry . I can remember watching them dance together many years ago ,they loved life and each other. My heart goes out to Mr. Vickery and Bouger for your loss, but Heaven is a more beautiful place today. Now she will be smiling with the angels.

Clarice Williford

So sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. I work with her at National Linen Service for many years and also was her Avon Lady after we both left National Linen. She was a real sweet lady and know she will be missed by all her family and friends.


I will miss my Aunt Mary so very, very much. She always made me feel so loved with her sweet words. I love you Uncle Harry, and Boug....❤

Stephanie Allen

Fly high my angel. I will miss our birthday blessings.

Don & Syble Jeffcoat

Our hearts are broken. We will miss our sweet Mary Lou. Prayers of comfort for Harry, Bouger and all the family. Rest in Peace, Sweet Lady.

Karen Baker

Bouger I’m very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always so nice. I will be praying for you and your dad.

Georgia Dee Dunlap

I called har "Aunt Mary" because my BFF was her real niece and she always treated me like family. Always had a smile and cookies to eat. Kind and sweet, that's how I' ll remember this special LADY to have been. RIP. aunt Mary. We will meet again. Loved you then and love you still. ❤️

Dee Dee Sims and Melissa Littlepage

Mary Lou was our mom's Maiden of honor many years ago. Her and Harry are loved dearly by all of us. Harry we are so sorry for your lose. You and Wayne are in our prayers.

Kathie Moss O’Neal

Dearest BOUGER & Mr. Vickery, my Mother Martha Saurage Perez and I are keeping you both in our prayers. Sending our Deepest and Sincere Condolences during this time and all your days ahead. May Peace and Comfort surround you both like she did with all Her Heart & Soul. We Love you forever more.

Kristin D. Walker

My dear Boug, I was so honored to meet your wonderful Mother and Dad when I was in Beaumont several years ago. The love and affection between the three of you was quite obvious and I remember thinking how blessed you were to have them both. Kathie messaged me the sad news about your beautiful Mother.. I am so sorry for your loss and send my love and prayers to you, your Father and your sweet Mother now in heaven. Love you, Boug. Kristin

Ted Dailey

Harry, so sorry to see this sad news. God Bless you and your family!

Jimmy and Marilyn Madaffri

We will miss our dear Mary Lou. She was a kind loving friend. She love to play dominoes and we considered our authority on how to play. I’ll miss my precious friend . The last thing she said to everyone was ‘LOVE YOU MORE”.

Denise (Domingue) Bridgers

Bourger, I was so sorry to see the passing of your mom. The heartbreak of loosing a parent is great and I know you parents were and will remain your foundation. Much love to you and your dad.. thanks for welcoming me in as one of their own as they did will everyone.. Gd Bless you.

Rick and Lisa Huey

Aunt Mary will always be in our hearts, her wonderful laugh will always be in our memory. Uncle Harry, cousin Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are of you this day. We loved you Aunt Mary, and you always let us know you loved us more.

Randy and Karen Cassity

Harry and Wayne, so sad to learn of Sweet Mary Lou's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for her soul and for both of you to be comforted by Our Lord's peace. Can't remember a time when i didn't know your wonderful family. All the great stories you and Mary Lou told, lots of laughter and fun... Eating black eyed peas on New Year's Eve... And many great "guitar parties" with wonderful music and friends! The best memories of the best couple! Wayne, just so you know, I sat at your drum kit and tapped lightly even though i knew it was off-limits!! Oh, and Mary Lou, say hey to Mama and Daddy for us! We love you both.

Tony Taliaferro

Hey Bougar. Though it's been many years since I've seen you, I can hear your voice like it was yesterday. Thinking of you during this time and wishing you peace and solace in your sweet memories, today and in the days to come.

Albert Faggard

Boug and Mr. Vickery, My family has you in our prayers and may God Bless you.

Pat & buddy hamilton

Harry and Bouger, we were so sad when Patsy called us to tell us about Mary Lou's passing.. We ;;loved her very much and I know we are going to miss her.,

Steve and Lisa Vasek

Boogar, have been trying to get in touch with you and Mr Harry for quit some time. Everyone wants to know how Y’all are doing. Please call us, 979-417-8594. Hope all is well with all!