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  1. Bernard Hill

    Gittens Family,
    Vivian warm spirit and thoughtfulness shined bright with me. I felt that her great spirit and giving heart would be a great addition to the Elmwood Family Deacon Board. With her permission I nominated her to that position and she was quickly accepted by the Nomination Committee. They saw in her what others like I saw.. I enjoyed working with her during my time at the Elmwood Presbyterian Church..
    Rest in Peace!

  2. Mabel Mungomba from Zambia

    I remember the memorable time we spent in St Martin. You were full of fun and energy. Rest In Peace. A life well lived

  3. Andrea Freeman

    My deepest sympathies to the Gittens and Bailey families

  4. Chewe Luo

    My deepest condolences. I enjoyed every moment with you. I will cherish the time forever.

  5. Oscar Bazan

    I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. G some 35 years ago. An absolutely lovely and inspiring couple.

  6. Delores

    My condolences to the Gittens and Bailey families. Vivian was a quiet and loving person. We visited many musical events together. I will miss her deeply.

    Rest in Paradise..
    Delores Cushnie

  7. Roxanne Burrus

    My deepest condolences to Neville, Cheryle and Family. I was blessed to have served on Elmwood United Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons with Vivian. She was always very caring, fun and lively and I enjoyed just being in her presence. She will be missed. Elder Roxanne Burrus

  8. Ruth Lythus

    Dear Neville and family, there are no words to express the gratitude to have shared Ms. G. in our lives. She was truly a classy woman and I appreciate the words of wisdom she shared throughout the years. She is definitely loved and will be missed! I pray that warm memories will strengthen your heart and grace your lips with a smile. Keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Love always, Ruthy.

  9. Leroy & Narrisa Lindo

    We are a part of Mrs. Vivian Gittens West Cast family. We met “Ma and Pa” Gittens through their son Neville. Mrs. “G”, as she was affectionally called, was a well-educated woman who could hold conversations about various topics.

    Vivian had a great spirit and was a very patient and loving person. We had the opportunity to vacation with “Mom & Pops” Gittens in Hawaii .

    During our stay all of the ladies on the trip decided to get tattoos.
    Mrs. “G” was the first to agree and went to the tattoo shop and knew exactly what tattoo she wanted.

    Mrs.”G” was a great wife, loving mother and and exceptional friend who will be missed by her West Coast family.

  10. Betty Bell Browne

    Neville and Cheryle and family,

    Remembering the good times we shared in days gone by and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today.

    With love,

  11. Michelle Peal

    Dear Cheryle,

    You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. I only met her a few times, but she seemed like a lovely woman, and she has definitely raised a great daughter! We treasure your friendship and want you to know you can count on us at this difficult time.

    The Peal family

  12. Erica Warner

    Mr. G,

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear of Mrs. G’s passing. I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With love always,


  13. Amy & Julio Montalvo

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother, Vivian.
    May her memories live on forever in your heart and the her love forever in your soul.

  14. Mary Arnold

    I worked with and have been friends with Neville for many years and therefore had the great pleasure of meeting and spending time with Vivian at many Exxon gatherings. While Neville was the jokester and loved to share stories with friends, Vivian was the ultimate lady of class and grace.
    Vivian’ passing was indeed sad news. Neville and Vivian were a special blend of two lives, two hearts and two different personalities blending together to spend of lifetime of love together. My deepest sympathy to all the family and please be assured that Vivian will remain in my prayers.

  15. Celeste Chatman

    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss Mrs. Vivian Gittens. And offering continual prayers of comfort. Sincerely, Celeste & Steven Chatman (Gainesville, VA)

  16. Mel Simpson

    Dear Mr. Gittens,

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Words alone cannot fill the void of losing a loved one, yet alone a soulmate. I know God does not make mistakes and you are a man of faith. Therefore, I know as difficult as this may be, you know Mrs. Gittens was called for a higher purpose. This world was blessed to have received her angelic gift, and we are thankful you shared her with the rest of us. For that reason, I say rest assure for you’re not alone. You will be comforted and cared for; far and near, her presence will forever be with you. And we will be here for you as you have always been for us.

    Love you Mr. G

  17. irene Cantwell

    My memories of Vivian are all so many. Always with a warm smile and kind words. My husband, Larry and Neville worked for Exxon. It was a blessing to have known her. I speak for the Cantwell family in saying that we all love her very much!!

  18. Pamela Miller-Lewis

    I met Vivian and Neville through their son, Neville. I always considered them my 2nd set of parents and love them very much. Vivian had a great laugh and I feel blessed to have known her.

  19. Caroline Lynnie Godfrey Lee

    Carl and I were privileged and honored to be friends of Vivian and Neville Gittens through our friendship via Exxon and the New Jersey community. We will miss Vivian’s warmness, her annual Christmas Greetings and wisdom always displayed in conversation. God Bless Vivian, Neville and the Family.
    Carl E. Lee and Caroline Lynnie Godfrey Lee

  20. Cheryl L Crawford

    Vivian Givens was vivacious, intelligent and gracious. She will be missed.

  21. Sharon and Bill Brown

    We have special memories of Vivian at Elmwood Presbyterian Church. Vivian’s warm smiles and encouraging words always meant so much to us. We will miss her. Sending our love and prayers to the family. Bill and Sharon Brown

  22. Robert Wesley

    One of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. While she was here, Mrs. G was definitely an angel among us all. My love, positive thoughts, and prayers to G (Neville), Cheryle, and the rest of the family.

  23. Mary & Peter Learmont

    Our deepest sympathies are with you during this time of loss. We hope you can find reassurance in the care of your friends, and allow the loving memories you have of Vivian to help you through this time.

  24. Dr. S. Aisha Steplight Johnson

    You have my deepest sympathy and may your memories of Mrs. Gittens’ full life bring you comfort.

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