Dr. Victoria Mae Campbell-Whitehead, died December 8, 2018 in Peachtree City, Ga. after a very long battle with Lupus. She was born September 26, 1949 in Covington, Ky. to Don and Juanita Campbell.
Victoria is survived by her sisters: Donna (Frank) Pepper of Mesa, Ariz.; Sigrid Chapman of Florence, Ky.; Debra J. Campbell, Ph.D. of Phoenix, Ariz.; Sister in-law Irene Murray of Taylor Mill, Ky. She is also survived by many generations of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Bruce A. Whitehead. Also preceding her in death were her brother James Murray and her nephew Reggie Murray, both from Kentucky. Victoria and Bruce were life long fans of UK Basketball and Georgia football. They enjoyed their days together cooking and raising their beloved dogs.
Higher education and service to people is how Victoria spent many years of her life. She graduated from Holmes High School (Covington, Ky.) in 1967, and the University of Kentucky, 1971, with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. In 1985, Victoria earned her Ph. D in Clinical Psychology from The University of Georgia and taught at a university in Mississippi. She worked as a Psychologist at Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Ga. while also maintaining a private practice in Peachtree City, Ga.
Victoria loved laughter and shared it generously even through life’s many difficulties. She shared advice when asked and was an empathetic listener. People were attracted to her vivaciousness and the joy that she felt in life.
The family will be putting Victoria to rest Monday, May 21 at 11a.m. in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 5336 Old Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, Ky. 41015. All are welcome. Please meet at the Funeral Home’s lower lot by 10:45 a.m. The family will be celebrating her life with a luncheon at LaRosa’s Restaurant following the grave side memorial.
In lieu of flowers, the family politely asks that you donate to The Humane Society of Northern Ky. (http://www.humanesocietynky.com ) honoring Victoria’s passion for her four-legged babies.
The family would like to thank those who knew her well and for sharing in her life. We wish each of you a very healthy and happy life.