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Vivian Marie Reid

Vivian Marie Reid, 75, of Sandusky, entered her final resting place with Jesus Christ, her personal savior, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Providence Care Center, Sandusky.

She was born in Meridian, Miss. on June 8, 1940, the daughter of Ethel Mae Reed.

Vivian grew up in the church. Vivian moved to Sandusky at the age of 4 with her mother in 1944. She attended Sandusky City Schools and worked several jobs in the Sandusky area. She retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. She also worked with the Lake Erie Drum & Bugle Corps., Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and a number of local charities. She enjoyed cooking, reading, teaching, crafts, puzzles, tending to plants and flowers, and greeting card and prison ministry.

As a child, she attended Ebenezer Baptist Church under Rev. Harris, where she served as an usher and youth dept. treasurer. She later joined St. Stephen A.M.E. Church. There, she worked with the youth dept. and raised her two sons. In 1973, while attending at revival, Vivian accepted Jesus as her personal savior, and was baptized in the Holy Ghost. At that time, she joined Robinson Temple Church of God in Christ under Pastor Eddie Robinson. Later, she united with Victory Christian Church of God in Christ under Bishop Robert Jones and, later, Bishop Clifton T. Jones, Sr. Finally, in 1998 she joined Bishop Clifton Jones and Agape Love Ministries, receiving her Minister license and Elder ordination.

Vivian was united in marriage with Woody Milton Richey, Jr., and to that union came two sons, Pastor Dennis (wife, Geraldine) Richey, Sr., of Ravenna Twp., and the late Elder James (wife, Lorean) Richey. She later married Nacomis Jenkins and helped raise three stepchildren, the late Lasonia Maria Jenkins, Lynette Capris Jenkins, of Detroit, MI, and Dimitries Nathan Jenkins, of Middletown. She has 11 grandchildren, including Denishea Rene George, of Sandusky, whom she helped raise; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two cousins, Charles Hogan, Jr., of Toledo, and Willie Walker, III, of Sandusky; stepsister, Julia Ransom, of Gretna, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; grandmother, Daisy L. Johnson; grandfather, Doulas Johnson; stepfathers, Sidney D. Walker and Vincent Robinson; and aunts, Mattie L. Hogan, Elizabeth Walker, and Elmaria Brown.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12 (Noon) until time of funeral services at 1 P.M. at Agape Love Ministries, 4013 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Bishop Edward T. Cook, Prelate of the Ohio North Jurisdiction No. 1, will officiate and Bishop Clifton T. Jones, Sr. will give the eulogy. Entombment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements.

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