TUSCALOOSA Vicki Shiver Brown Santina, age 52, passed from this life at home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Ashford City Cemetery by Father Maher of St. Columba. A memorial service will be held in Tuscaloosa on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
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Vicki was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Petty Shiver; brother, Marty Shiver; paternal grandparents, Myrtle and Mazie Shiver; maternal grandparents, Alton Petty (Alene), and Estelle Jones McAnulty (Willard); uncles: Bud Petty, Harold McAnulty; and aunt, Martha Shiver Pryor.
Vicki is survived by her father, John Arden Shiver (Shirley); brother, Paul W. Shiver (Wendy), of Dothan, Ala.; husband, Joseph H. Santina of Tuscaloosa; twin sons, Patrick A. and Cooper T. Brown; stepson, Michael J. Santina; and step-daughter, Anna K. Santina. Vicki was blessed with numerous other relatives in Southeast Alabama and Northwest Florida.
Born 1961, she was a graduate of Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Virginia. She moved to Tuscaloosa in 1979, and was a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a degree in advertising. She returned to the University in 1986 and served faithfully in the Purchasing Department until retiring in January 2012 after 25 years.
Vicki was very passionate about many things, particularly her sons Patrick and Cooper. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Joey, as well as being a friend to so many people. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, and took great joy in playing with her pets. Vicki fought a determined battle with breast cancer, never gave up hope, and was an avid supporter in the fight against breast cancer.
Vicki asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the
, P.O. Box 94098, Birmingham, AL 35220-14098 or to the Wiregrass Humane Society, P.O. Box 1045, Dothan, AL 36306.
Glover Funeral Home of Dothan is in charge of the arrangements, (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook on line at www.gloverfuneral.com.
Glover Funeral Home
1468 Hartford Hwy
Dothan, AL 36301
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Nov. 20, 2013