VIVIAN ATKINSON FAIRMONT — Vivian Atkinson, 73, of Fairmont, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Fairmont. The family will receive friends Friday evening, April 21, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Sherry Floyd and also from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Ms. Atkinson was born June 8, 1943, in Marion County, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Lester Barfield Ford. Ms. V., as she was known, was employed by L&M Convenient Mart in Fairmont and Munsingwear Sportswear. She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Cook Floyd (Jeff) of Fairmont; a brother, Tracy Wayne Ford (Susie) of Lakeview, S.C.; a sister, Martha Smith of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Michelle Smith Price (Geoff), Tyler Floyd (Caitlin), Kaitlan Floyd Berdeau (Ian) and Dylan Floyd; a great-grandchild, Charlee Floyd; special friends, Bobbie Quick Floyd and husband Ken of Fairmont and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ms. V's Benevolent Funds BB&T Bank, c/o Sherry Cook Floyd, at 5555 Stone Road, Fairmont, N.C., 28340. The donations will be used to assist with missions, kids camp tuitions, elderly expenses, income issues plus other needs in the community as they arise.
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