AUGUSTA, Ga. - Vivian M. Washington, entered into rest April 24, 2015 at her home. Vivian Vib was formerly of Baltimore, MD and educated in Baltimore City Public School System, also attended Georgia Military College. She was a public servant, beginning work in security and with the City of Atlanta Police Department. Vib held numerous retail positions, yet found joy later in life working in the hospice field. Her passion was caring for patients and their families at the end of their lives, helping them live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. Serving others brought joy to her life. Vivian joined Sharp Street Memorial Methodist Church at a early age, and was baptized at Greater Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta. She later joined Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta in 2000 and held numerous positions within the Church. She served in the Women's Ministry, Combined Choir, Children's Ministry, and as an Inspirational Dancer. Vivian loved dancing, she was a dedicated member of the Soul Sliders of Augusta and the Sassy Steppers of High Grove. Vivian touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity and spirit. She loved and cherished her grandchildren more than anything else. She lived to laugh with them and to bring joy to their lives. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Marion Washington; 3 sons: Damani Washington, Tromon Washington and Michael Washington; 10 grandchildren: Devyne, Morgha, Zaylan, Covin, Carmela, Abby, Yasmine, Brincent, Richard and Vay; 3 sisters, Karol Shannon Gatewood, Vanessa Butts Bey and Ventrice Butts Davis; 1 brother, Kirk Shannon Butts; 2 brothers-in-law, Ruben (Danett) Taylor and Clarence (Margie) Armstrong and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road, Augusta, Rev. Clarence Moore officiating.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on May 1, 2015