Vivian Black (1929 - 2013)

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Vivian Black


Mrs. Vivian Johnson Black, 84, wife of the late Andrew Jackson "Bill" Black, transferred her residence and citizenship to the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Born on July 24, 1929, to the late Albert Franklin Johnson and Mettie Finley Johnson Ball, Mrs. Black was a graduate of Liberty High School. She was a devout Christian, a steadfast servant of her Lord, faithful to her time of personal devotions, prayer and reading her Bible. Vivian was also a skillful seamstress and an excellent cook, but most of all she was a loving mother.

Mrs. Black is survived by a son, Andrew J. Black, Jr. (Leona), of Overland Park, KS; four daughters, Linda Smiddy (Tennie), of Chattanooga, TN, Kathy Childs, of the Home, Joyce Kelley (Ben), of Pickens, and Faith Hawn (Doug), of Easley; two brothers, Doyle and Olin Johnson, both of Easley; a sister, Dorothy Sink, of Liberty; seven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one granddaughter, Lori Smiddy Davis.

A celebration of life will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Tuesday, at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

The family is at the home.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Care of South Carolina, and faithful, loving caregivers, Angie Simmons, Faith, Kathy, and Kami.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 900 East Main Street Suite E, Easley, SC 29640.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

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Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Downtown
305 West Main Street  Easley, SC 29640
(864) 859-4001
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Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 4, 2013