OBITUARY

Vivian Onita Adams

August 8, 1923July 26, 2013
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Vivian O. Adams, 89, died at home in Saulsbury, TN, July 26, 2013. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Memphis and attended Saulsbury Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher and assistant principal with Memphis City Schools. As a member of the aerospace education team at the University of Memphis she worked closely with FedEx, the FAA, National Guard and various airports in setting up aerospace workshops in the U.S., China and Russia. She was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, TRTA, ACEI, and an alderman for the town of Saulsbury. Mrs. Adams leaves her only child, V. Elaine Hayeslip and son-in-law, Richard Hayeslip of Saulsbury; grandchildren, Rick Hayeslip, Shelly Bookwalter; great-grandchildren, Paige Hayeslip, Buck Hayeslip and Cross Bookwalter, all of Olive Branch, MS. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Chapel, with the service to follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Springhill Methodist Church Cemetery in Koko, TN. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Herb Adams

July 31, 2013

Elaine - so sorry to hear of Vivian's death, but I know you are content that she is now in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Sidney and I send our love to you and your family. Aunt Vivian was a special lady – I have many fond memories over the years and I know she will be missed. Grace and peace to you and Richard and family – and may God comfort you with His presence during this time. Much love, Herb

Cynthia Britto

July 31, 2013

My condolences and prayers to Vivian's family and friends. I had the pleasure of having Vivian as a friend when I lived in Saulsbury for a few years and joined one of the clubs she was a member of. She was smart as a whip and on top of things like a youngster. She always was such a great contributor, participant and, of course, a great friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace now in Heaven with Our Lord and her loved ones who paved the way before her. I hope our paths may cross again someday.

Susan Richardson

July 30, 2013

Well done, Elaine. You took such excellent care of your mom and made sure all her needs were taken care. She will be greatly missed.

Frankye Robb

July 30, 2013

I did my practice teaching under Vivian's direction, and I will always remember how kind and helpful she was to me. Our paths crossed again at Memphis State with the Basic and then Advanced Aerospace program. Both those classes enriched my life and Vivian was at the helm of the program then. She knew everybody, where to take the class, how to make it instructive but fun! She was fun!! She touched a lot of educators' lives. God bless you all.

Melissa (Bryan) Dennison

July 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Vivian was one classy lady. I hope I can look as good as she did on the beach in her swimsuit at Tanner's wedding

tammy lopez

July 29, 2013

so sorry she's gone..she was an amazing lady..love and miss you aunt vivian..

July 29, 2013

Dear Elaine and Family, My sympathy. Vivian and I were such long time friends, enjoying years of experiences in the Aerospace Workshops. Images of our exploits keeping going through my mind. What fun and excitement we had! And how proud she was of all of you! As her friend, I share your loss. May God bless you all. Lovingly, claire bowen

Marilee Mcgarrity

July 29, 2013

For Elaine and family..Aunt Vivian was a true southern lady and I am so blessed to have known her. We will miss her terribly.

Patricia

July 29, 2013

Elaine and family. I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Vivian. She was always such a get up and go person and will be truly missed by all that love her. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of great loss.

Sharon Delugach

July 29, 2013

Miss Vivian had to be one of the most precious people I have ever met. She had my heart wrapped up within the first week I met her. What I would have given to know her much earlier in life. She was so special in such a short period of time. I was lucky to have known her. I will always love her and remember her and the time we spent together. She was a pleasure to be around and always had me laughing with her stories of flying. I will miss her!
Sharon