Vivian M. Golden (1927 - 2018)

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Vivian M. Golden
Vivian Miller Golden, 90, longtime resident of Crescent City, peacefully transitioned on Monday, June 18. The daughter of Eugene and Willie Ann (Smith) Miller, she was a native of Hawkinsville, GA. At an early age, the family moved to Sanford, FL and subsequently to Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. She was a 1955 graduate of Bethune-Cookman College (now BCU), with a Bachelor's degree in History and also earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from FAMU. She united in marriage to James C. Golden, Jr., on January 1, 1947, they became the blessed parents of four children. In 1968, her beloved husband accepted the call to become pastor of Jethro First Baptist Church of Crescent City, thereafter and simultaneously, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Hastings. Mrs. Golden graciously became the church's First Lady for four decades. She became the first African-American counselor in the Volusia County School District. She was the founder of the Crescent City Women's Civic Association and co-operated Crescent City's Community Resource Center. In 2015, she moved to Bradenton and united with Mount Zion AME Church. She was preceded in eternal rest by her parents, husband, six brothers and four sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories: sons & daughters, Rev. James T. (Mildred) Golden, III, Bradenton; Rev. Dietrich Jean (Dunstan) Champagnie, Bishop Cornelius Scott (Flacy) Golden, Yolanda Monique Golden, all of Crescent City; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Bernice "Mae Blossom" Meeks, Rochester, NY; Dorise "Gloristine" Dennis, Sanford; brother, Joshua Miller, Daytona Beach; brother-in-law, Willie "Demp" Dennis, Sanford; loving extended family, Evelyn Golden and Wilhelmina M. Golden; and a host of other relatives; and friends. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 at Jethro First Baptist Church, 101 Cedar St., Crescent City. Homegoing Celebration: 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church, 608 Randolph St., Crescent City. Her Pastor, Rev. James T. Golden, Pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Port Tampa, eulogist. Golden family condolences: Arrangements entrusted to Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison St., Palatka, FL.
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Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel - Palatka
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Palatka, FL 32177
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from June 23 to June 24, 2018
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