Victoria Cortez Donley

Victoria Cortez Donley a.k.a. Vicky or “Sister,” age 84 of Amite, La., and formerly of Norco.

It is with great sadness that the family announces her peaceful passage from this life on June 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Floyd Donley Sr.; her parents, Victor J. Cortez Sr. and Aurelie Cambre Cortez of Reserve, La.; a daughter, Linda L. Donley; a grand daughter, Shantell Donley; siblings, Juliet C. Michel (Mike), Richard “Sonny” Cortez and Barbara Cortez.

Vicky is survived by her children Kerry-Ann Donley Stacy (Eric) of Kenner, La., Alecia Vera Donley Levy (Charles) of Ponchatoula, La., Floyd P. Donley Jr. of Amite, and Keith A. Donley of Amite; grandchildren, Rechelle Hotard, Kelly Hotard, Jaclyn Hotard, Angele Centeno, Danielle Lirette, Sherry White, Brandon “Buddy” Cook, Dayne Donley, Karen Donley, Kasie D. Broussard, Rebecca Donley and Christopher Donley; 21 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; her siblings, Evelyn Songy (Larry), Herbert Cortez (Sandy) and Frances Toland.

She and Floyd raised their family in Norco then retired to Amite in 1981. Their love of skeet shooting led them to build Norco Gun shop where Vicky handled hand checkering of many gunstocks sold in the business. They traveled the U.S. to many skeet shooting events until Floyd retired from the sport. She shot skeet for a few years but gave it up for another passion, playing Booray with her many skeet shooting friends around the U.S. and Amite locals. A great cook of many wonderful cajun dishes enjoyed by many, gardening and her precious dogs.

To her, the most important role was that of devoted servant of God at St. Helena Roman Catholic Church in Amite where she was a parishioner for the past 37 years. On Saturday, June 30, she will forever rest next to the love of her life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy. 44, Reserve on Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.

Arrangements by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, please visit


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