Magazine article The American Organist

OBITUARIES: Vicki Diane Person

Magazine article The American Organist

OBITUARIES: Vicki Diane Person

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Vicki Diane Person, 65 years old, unexpectedly, in Memphis, Tenn., May 27, 2018. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., and earned both her BA and MBA degrees in music at the University of Memphis, where she studied with John David Peterson, a relationship that continued for over 20 years. She earned the Service Playing Certificate in 2000, and later served as the Memphis chapter's examination coordinator for several years. Person served many area churches, among them Forest Hills Baptist, Colonial Park Methodist, St. Philip Episcopal, St. Luke Lutheran, and St. Andrew's Episcopal, before taking the position of organist-choir director at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, which she held from 2003 until her death. She was a frequent accompanist for many ensembles, especially those involving young musicians. Her musical experience began as a teenage organist, playing youth Sunday services in her home church. …

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