Vivian Loretha "Viv" Thorpe

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Vivian Loretha "Viv" Thorpe, age 87, of St. Augustine, passed away on August 23, 2018 at the Ponce Therapy Care Center. Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL, she graduated from Chisholm High School in the late 1940's. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Grady Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating, Vivian returned to New Smyrna Beach and began working as a Nurse's Aide. A few years later, she met her husband-to-be, Floyd Thorpe, Jr., in Key West, FL. The couple married in 1958. Vivian lived most of her adult life in Key West, New Smyrna Beach, and St. Augustine. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, worked in nursing, she was a talented cook employed in several local restaurants. She was a longtime, active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she served as a Deaconess. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Floyd Thorpe, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Woodson, and her husband, Bobby, of St. Augustine along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home, with Minister Cerita Battles officiating. A visitation, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will precede the service. Interment at will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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St. John's Family Funeral Home & Crematory
385 SR 207
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-1625
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Published in St. Augustine Record on Aug. 28, 2018