Vonnie Vouncile Cordova Obituary

MAY 24, 1937 – APRIL 17, 2024


Vonnie Vouncile (Robertson) Cordova, 86, passed away on April 17, 2024 in Nacogdoches. She was born on May 24, 1937 in Camp Worth, San Augustine County, Texas to parents Loyd Lott Robertson Sr. and Mattie Estell (Gipson) Robertson.

Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Friday, April 26th at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. The Reverend Monsignor James E. Young will be officiating. A burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers include Edward LeBlanc III, Brayden Spiecher, Keith Cordova, Glen Permenter, Jeff Simpson, and David Schmidt.

The honorary pallbearers will be Hannah LeBlanc, Sydney Cordova, McKenzie LeBlanc, Claire Cordova, Theresa Cordova, and Kashena McClelland.

Vonnie graduated from high school in 1955. After graduation, she obtained her nursing degree and became an LVN. She then began working as an OR nurse at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for 9 yrs. She filled many roles at the hospital from being a scrub nurse to working in the emergency room. On January 20, 1956, she married Billy Cordova Sr. who was her best friend. Together they were inseparable for 60 years prior to his passing in 2016. After her marriage, Vonnie converted and became a devoted Roman Catholic and proud to be a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. Later in her life she would go into business with her sister and operate the “Tot House” for children’s clothing.

Vonnie loved hummingbirds, jigsaw puzzles, and in particular listening to Olivia Newton-John’s music with her earbuds in while she cleaned around the house. She also delighted in watching and reading one of her favorite movies and books, “Gone with the Wind”. As a parent to her three children, Vonnie was considered the “cool” mom who loved to dance and could prepare a good chicken and rice or pork chop dinner. She loved being a grandma and adored spoiling her grand and great grandbabies.

She is survived by her sisters, Mattie Schmidt and her husband Clifford of Lufkin, and Edith Simpson of Orange, sons, Billy Cordova Jr. of Nacogdoches and Tommy L. Cordova and his wife, Anna of Cypress; daughter, Deborah (Cordova) Aston and her husband, James Aston Jr. of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Edward F. LeBlanc III and wife, Desirea, Hannah LeBlanc, and Sydney, Claire and Theresa Cordova. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, McKenzie LeBlanc; great grandson, Brayden Spiecher; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father, Loyd Lott Robertson Sr.; mother, Mattie Estell Robertson; husband, Billy H. Cordova Sr.; brothers, William Franklin Robertson and Loyd Lott Robertson Jr.; and sisters, Della Matilda Robertson and Jewel Marie Permenter.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 2508 Appleby Sand Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75965.