Vivian J. Smith


Vivian J. Smith, age 90, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018 at OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born June 27, 1927 in Springfield, West Virginia to Humphrey and Pearl (Fairfax) Lantz.

Vivian truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, spending time with family, capturing memories through photos, and shopping.

Vivian is survived by her children, Debra Blakey, Andrew Smith Jr, Pamela (Kevin) Owens, Angela Ervin, David Smith, James Smith, and Roxanne Madison; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and others whose lives she touched.

Vivian will be sincerely missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, March 30, 2018 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace North, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


Condolence Messages

  1. Pam and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss; my prayers are with you and your family. God bless you!
    Tiera Ray

  2. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother. May your memories console you and may God sustain you with his precious promise of someday soon reuniting us with our love ones. You are in our thoughts.

  3. Terrance & Sheila (Largent) Washington & Family

    We lost a very special loved one, but Heaven has gained an a vey special Angel. May God keep “Aunt Dolly” in his loving arms. Sending our love and condolences.

  4. You have my condolences in the death of your loved one. It is truly a blessing to live a long life of 90 years! God blessed Vivian with special mightiness, as Psalm 90:10 tells us, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.” By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that we will live forever, in the near future (Psalm 37:29)

  5. Nicoria Johnson-Royce

    Dear Smith family, So sorry to hear of your lost, I will continue to pray that the Lord comforts you all at this time in your lives.

    Nicoria Johnson-Royce

  6. Dolly was a strong, yet very caring and loving woman. A mother to all that knew her. She is greatly missed by everyone. My deepest condolence goes out to her family. Rest in heaven Vivian.

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