Vivian Ruth Allen
September 17, 1931 – June 13, 2020
Vivian Ruth Campbell Toussaint Allen, a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and a woman full of life, was called to her eternal resting place on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in Lake Charles Louisiana. Born in Laurel, Mississippi, she was the oldest of three children born to the union of the late Percy and Naomi Campbell. She had one sister Percy Jean Campbell and one brother James Campbell who preceded her in death. The family later moved to Chicago in 1949 where she graduated from Englewood High School in 1950. She accepted Christ at an early age in her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi and later she became a member of Woodlawn Union Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. In 1951, Vivian married her best friend, Adom Toussaint. They were blessed with one daughter, Tosca Toussaint. Later Vivian met and married Edward Allen and they had one son Eric Allen, who preceded her in death. Vivian lived a full life with family and a host of friends, she was always the life of the party, and a soothing soul. When you needed someone to listen, she was that beloved friend that always had a kind and loving word. Vivian brought comfort and love to everyone she met, she was a dedicated friend. Vivian began working for General Motors in 1975 until she retired in 2001 receiving the Golden Handshake Award. In 1983, she moved to Decatur Alabama where she found her passion for life. Vivian loved Decatur and she loved her friends that became her extended family. Vivian lived a full rich life full of laughter and good memories. She was preceded in death by her parents Percy and Naomi Campbell, husbands; Adom Toussaint and Edward Allen; Son Eric Allen; sister, Percy Jean Campbell; and brother, James Campbell. She leaves to cherish her memories; her daughter, Tosca Toussaint of Lake Charles, Louisiana; granddaughter, LaTiena Toussaint of Lake Charles, Louisiana; three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Sharron Nicolle, and Nile Toussaint-Myers of Sacramento, California. Sister-in-Law, Antoinette Campbell; Niece, Naomi Campbell; Nephews, Anthony and Jeffrey Campbell; Great nephews, Erica Campbell, Corey Campbell and Mario Howard; a multitude of friends and godchildren.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Vivian Ruth Allen
June 27, 2020
Vivian and I met in a rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles when I broke my ankle and Vivian was also healing. As soon as we met we became friends. We had fun conversations. One day I asked a friend to pick up ingredients for me and I made us a fancy salad. Considering the food there wasn’t very good the salad was like heaven for us and we had them wheel us into the dining room to eat it. She loved that salad and mentioned it many times in conversations.
Vivian made a rather unpleasant place much nicer. I miss her very much and she’s forever in my heart. Even in that setting it was apparent that Vivian was the most elegant lady I ever met.
I love you Vivian,
June 25, 2020
Oh Sweet Vivian! I was her nail tech /artist for many years! She ALWAYS had a smile for you! Vivian inpacked everyone she met. Such a kind heart! I will never forget her sweet ways!
And what she'd say to all of us at the salon.. Hope Springs Eternal!
You were one of a kind sweet Vivian!
Sending my condolences to all of her family! Prayers for the coming days.
Much Love,.. Oh and
Hope Springs Eternal!
June 23, 2020
I will miss My loving friend of 35 year’s you are gone but never ever forgotten RIH Viv