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June 21, 1957 ~ May 3, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Vivian Ann Cheathem was born on June 21, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Lydia Ruth Brown- Cheathem and Herman Cheathem. On May 3, 2023, God called his child home to her final resting place.
Vivian accepted Christ and was baptized at a very early age at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. She later became a member of the People's Community Baptist Church in Inkster, Michigan under the leadership of Pastor John D. Hearn Sr., where she was an active member for many years.
Vivian attended and was an honors graduate of Inkster High School, Viking class of 1976. She later continued her educational journey at Marygrove College of Detroit, Michigan. For 15 years, Vivian worked for Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. She later worked in Service Arbor Drugs and Pharmacy in Westland, Michigan and finally retired from Smart Bus Transportation Company in Westland, Michigan, after many years of service. Vivian was a lover of music. She loved to sing and dance and was certainly the life of every celebration. She also enjoyed crocheting and sewing which she inherited from her grandmother and mother. Her crafty quilts and her love for family made this hobby her heirloom for every new addition.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Lydia Ruth Brown-Cheathem.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her daughter, Cassandra Cheathem, her granddaughter, Rayneil "Ray Ray" Halimon, two Aunts, Rebecca Montigue and Minerva Owens, three sisters, Dolores Hunter (Westland, MI), Minerva (Carl) Cheathem- Mason (Inkster, MI), and Sheila (Terrell) Cheathem- Garland (Inkster, MI), nieces, Michelle (Orlando) Clark, Nekeshia Cheathem, Sade Mason, Shawnta Cheathem, Michelle "Lil Michelle" Hunter, Morgan Clark, Malia Clark, Micah Hunter, Nephews, Michael Hunter, Anthony Cheathem, Maxum Clarck, Noah Hunter, a host of cousins and lifelong friends Sharon and Pat.
She will forever be remembered for her love, laughter and genuine spirit that she shared with everyone she encountered.