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Vivian grew up in Houston and graduated from South Houston High School, class of 1975. She studied at the University of Houston and moved to Jacksonville with her family in 1994 where she started her own business called Morning Glory Antiques. One of the greatest joys of Vivian’s life was her son Eric who she taught everything she knew about antiques and cryptozoology. Eric married his high school sweetheart Susan Moak and Vivian later became Gran-Vivi to two sweet and rambunctious boys Jack and Blake. She was loyal and devoted to her parents, and cared for them in the final years of their lives.
Vivian was a savvy antique dealer; she could pick up any piece of glass or pottery and tell you everything about it including when it was made, by who and how much you might get for it. She spent many summer days with her niece Cayce and sister-in-law Debbie scouring local garage sales for the best deal around. She loved dogs and gave a great life to dear canine friends Spooky and Peewee in addition to caring for many homeless pups. She was passionate about history, baking, road trips and exploring new places and the back roads of East Texas. She was sharp as a tack and turned out to be Trivial Pursuit champion during most family games. She loved a good ghost story and American folklore including the legend of Big Foot!
Vivian will be deeply missed by her loving family including son Eric, daughter-in-law Susan, grandchildren Jack and Blake, brother Geary, sister-in-law Debbie, niece Cayce, nephew Colin and his family, and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be deferred until Vivian’s loved ones may safely gather. In lieu of flowers we suggest a donation in her memory to St. Jude’s or other children’s charity of choice.
Published on February 10, 2021