Meadows Funeral Home
Victoria "Vicky" Lantz
First Visitation
January 8, 2020 From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meadows Funeral Home
Second Visitation
January 9, 2020 From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Memorial Service
January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home
Victoria Lantz, beloved daughter sister and friend left this world in an unexpected rush, January 3 2020. Born Victoria Lynn Waters, October 15 1968, to Glenda Faye and William C. Waters. She was 51 years old. Vicki, as she was called by her oldest and most intimate friends and family, was a bald-headed blessing to her parents. A living baby doll. A blue-eyed princess doted on by everyone, from her great-grandparents to her grandparents to her parents to her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and kin ... on down to the unfortunate souls trapped by her gravitational pull. She was the center of the universe. For a time, the only child. Queen Bee of her domain and she ruled it gloriously. That is of course until its ruination by the arrival of the thing they called "Billy: the baby brother".

They grew up in many places in and around Atlanta, such as Chamblee and Newnan even as far south as Luthersville GA, before finally settling in Jonesboro GA when she was about 10. She attended Mundy's Mill Elementary, Pointe South Elementary, Pointe South Jr. High, and finally Riverdale High school. She married young and divorced young. Tried her hands at many trades and multiple jobs before chunking it all and moving to Texas on a whim. There she met and married a man named Rick Lantz, and sadly buried him a decade later.

She had become homesick after living almost half her life 40 miles outside of Houston. So for the past 4 years, she had made it a point to return home and spend the holidays with her family. She had even talked of returning permanently, but alas none of that was to be.

Just before the new year, on what was to be her last visit home, she caught a seemingly innocuous cold. A cold which worsened daily. By the 2nd of January she was admitted into the hospital then to the ICU with pneumonia and a sepsis infection. 13 hours later on the morning of January 3rd, Victoria Lynn Lantz's heart stopped beating, and despite the dedicated efforts of the medical staff, it could not be restarted. She died in the presence of her mother, mere moments before her brother entered the room. Her death was punctuated by a sudden downpour of rain, a flash of lightning, a soft thunder, and a brief power outage.

She is survived by many people who loved her dearly. Among which are her mother, Glenda F. Parrish, her brother, William C. Waters Jr, her father, William C. Waters Sr, her husband in all but name, Enrique Gutierrez, a stubborn old cat named Mischief, and so so so many others who called her friend and considered her a sister even across an ocean of time.

Meadows Funeral Home
760 HWY 11 South
Monroe, Georgia 30655
1st viewing: Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 4-6pm
2nd viewing: Thursday, January 9, 2020. 1-3pm
Memorial Service: Thursday, January 9, 2020. 3pm.
There is to be no burial as we have elected cremation as per her wishes.