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Vivian Lea

Vivian Lea

Vivian Carol, Norris, Lea; 70, of Marissa, IL; born May 31, 1942 in Salem, MO; passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Vivian was a cutter for the garment industry, later working as a waitress at the White Latern Resturaunt in Marissa. She was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon. She also belong to the Monday Morning Breakfast Club and a former member of the Red Hat Society.

She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Norris. Her husband Terry Lea whom she married on February 17, 1968 in Red Bud, IL and who passed away on February 1, 1995. 2 sons Harlon Lea; Benny Lea.

She is survived by her mother – Dorris, nee Matheny, Norris. Her children – Terry Lea; Kay Lubiewski; Rick Hammond; Carol Ramey; David Lea; Marilyn Windsor; Herschel Lea. 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. And her very close friend Marge Green.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Monday, October 1, 2012 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. At Mason Funeral Home in Summerville, GA on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am

Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 6:00pm. At Mason Funeral Home in Summerville, GA on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Bankhead Cemetery in Mentone, Alabama.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Rick, so sorry to hear bout your Mom.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Posted by: Chris and Karen Graham – Union, MO – Friend Sep 30, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    I love you Granny Viv, and I am going to miss you!

    Posted by: Amber Lea Trail – Marissa, IL – Granddaughter Sep 30, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear about Vivian, one sweet lady…..you all have our sympathy…..
    Stan and Bev Lewis

    Posted by: Beverley Harriman Lewis – Marissa, IL – friend Sep 30, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    One of the sweetest people I have ever known. I love you very much. May you rest in peace and God bless all the loved ones you left behind.

    Posted by: Sherry Dye – Trion, GA Sep 30, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    Your have earned your rest. Look down upon us and know you were loved and are missed.

    Posted by: Jim Moses – Atlanta, GA – Nephew Sep 30, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Vivian,
    Its very sad to see you go. But I am glad the Lord called you home. Even tho how sudden it was, The Lord always has special plans for us all. We shall miss you….My prayers for your family that they know you are in their hearts forever. God bless.

    Posted by: Ashley – Marissa, IL – Friend Oct 01, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    Viv,you will always be aunt viv to me, I enjoyed the time that we had here on earth, you will be missed , you were a good friend, tell the family I will see them soon .

    Posted by: DennisPrince – Battlefield, MO – close friend Oct 01, 2012

  8. Administrator says:

    My heart greeves for our mothers passing ,but is warmed at the thought that she touched so many people and was loved by all that knew her. I’ll always have a hole in my heart, but great joy knowing so many people were touched by her warm smile, wit and sincere caring for others. Treasure’s like her are to few as it is and will be truly missed. Be at peace mom, I love and will miss you more than words can say, and thank you for helping me become the man that I am today. My Love forever, your son

    Posted by: Rick Hammond – St. Charels, MO – Son Oct 01, 2012

  9. Administrator says:

    Mom, I can’t think of the words to say how much I am going to miss you. In the last few days we have had such an outpouring of love from family and from friends. The lives you have touched are countless. Knowing you are with God is such a blessing at this time, I am so glad that you told me of your faith and love for Jesus. Hug my daddy and until I see you again, you will be forever in my heart and Prayers. I love you mom. ALWAYS>

    Posted by: marilyn lea – summerville, GA – daughter Oct 01, 2012

  10. Administrator says:

    Throughout our lives we make so many mistakes. Things we should have done and didn’t get to them, or things we did and said that we wished we wouldn’t have. But God made no mistake when he created you. To be the mother to your children, a grandmother and blessed enough to be a Great Grandmother. You were such a great friend to my Aunt Margie, she will dearly miss you as will we all.

    Posted by: Natalie Guebert – Evansville, IL – Friend Oct 01, 2012

  11. Administrator says:

    Vivian was a wonderful person. I sat with her for awhile at Benny’s viewing, and she talked with me about her family. She loved her children, all 9 of them, and was sad to see two of them leave this world before her. But even then, she was thankful that God had answered her prayer not to let Benny suffer, as she knew how much he hated pain.
    She always told you the way things were, even if you didn’t want to hear it, and that’s what I will miss most about her. She had a country charm about her, that made everyone love her.
    I had the pleasure to serve with her as a Deacon. Whenever we would cut pies at funeral dinners, if there was a piece that was too small, or a piece that looked like it wasn’t “good enough to go out to be eaten”, she would volunteer to eat it. Tonight, Vivian, I will be sure to set a piece back for you.
    I know you’re with God now. I am so thankful that you were part of my life, and I will miss you.

    Posted by: Linda Baker – Tilden, IL – Friend, Oct 01, 2012

  12. Administrator says:

    i loved you like your were my own grandmaw and you treated me like family and i feel like one of our own grandkids and no different. love you granny and you will always be missed.

    Posted by: anna lay – GA Oct 01, 2012

  13. Administrator says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you and think about you. I love you so much Granny.

    Posted by: Michelle Hammond – Grandchild Mar 24, 2016

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