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Vivian Estelle Davis Cartwright

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Vivian Estelle Davis Cartwright

Norfolk - Vivian, 98, the oldest of the four children blessed in birth to Mattie and Charles A. Davis Sr. died December 23, 2013. She was educated in both private and public schools in Norfolk and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She attended Virginia State College, now University, and received her undergraduate degree in education. Later she attended Teachers College, Columbia University and was granted the Master's degree. Vivian taught in the Norfolk Public Schools for over 30 years. She married her childhood sweetheart, Frank Melvin Cartwright. The couple had three sons: Melvin and Douglas now deceased and Frank (Donzella) Cartwright. Vivian also raised five grandchildren: Toni (William) Moore, Christopher (Annette), Douglas (Michelle), Corry, and Nicole. Other grandchildren are Cynthia Rasulo, New York; Frank Cartwright (Lisa) and Krystal Cartwright. Other survivors include her sister Alberta Davis Hobson, brother Col. (Ret.) Preston A. Davis, Sr. of Washington D.C., two daughters-in-law, Vida Cartwright and Daisy Cartwright, 13 great-grandchildren and many other nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral Services will be Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12 noon at Bethlehem Baptist Church and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A viewing will be Sunday, December 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Riddick Funeral Service. The family is receiving friends at the home on Knox Rd. Words of Comfort can be expressed at www.riddickfuneralservices.com Riddick Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 28, 2013
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