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Rita Galloway Vicaro

February 6, 1937 — November 28, 2023

Natalbany

Rita Galloway Vicaro

Rita Galloway Vicaro passed away, Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at her home in Natalbany, LA at the age of 86.  She was born February 6, 1937, in Isabel, LA to the late James Edward Galloway and Zellie Lott Galloway.  Rita was a member of Natalbany Baptist Church.  She, along with her late husband, was a successful business owner and farmer, having owned Johnny’s Plumbing. Rita enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, farming and spending time with family and friends over coffee.

Rita is survived by her daughters, Jacquelyn Vicaro Decker, and her husband Scott and Peggy Vicaro; son, Frank “Bo” Vicaro; grandchildren, Christina Decker Lacara, Courtney Decker, and his wife Tisha, Nicholas Decker, and his wife Jamie, Kimberly Vicaro Crawford, and her husband Kenneth, and Ashley Vicaro; sisters-in-law, Linda Galloway and Dorothy Lee Galloway; and numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, neices and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rita is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Johnny Vicaro; brothers, Glay, Wiley, Roy, Alious, Lavon, and Ray Galloway; sisters, Aileen Pierce and Aval Galloway; and a nephew, Max Galloway.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 North Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00 am until funeral services at 12:00 pm conducted by Rev. Danny Carter.  

Interment will follow in Our Lady of Pompeii Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN  37105.

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 2, 2023

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory-Hammond

2000 N Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70401

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 2, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory-Hammond

2000 N Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70401

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Interment

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Cemetery

LA-442, Tickfaw, LA 70466

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