Vivian Jones Kirkland transitioned from labor to reward on September 29, 2023. She was born on February 11, 1935 to the late Jimmie and Emma (Powell) Jones in Aliquippa, PA.
Vivian was a 1953 graduate or Aliquippa School District. Vivian graduated from the Pittsburgh Training School. Vivian was employed in 1955 at the Bureau of Elections. Vivian was the first female and African American Director before retiring in 1999.
Vivian married Jackson Kirkland in 1958. They were the parents of one daughter. Vivian accepted Jesus Christ as het Lord and Savior at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Aliquippa. Once moving to Beaver Falls, she joined Second Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and Usher. She was a graduate of Harty Bible School.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents Jimmie and Emma Jones, Bartow and Lillie Tipper, Fred and Ira Mae Johnson; siblings Dorothy Jones, Howard Jones, Robert Tipper and Edward Jones.
She will be remembered fondly by her daughter Karen Kirkland, sisters Grace Tipper King, Gerline Johnson Young; Brothers Leroy Johnson, Harold Johnson; Sisters in law Mae Ruth Johnson, Hattie Kirkland, Ethel Truss; Brother in law John Chuckie Kirkland, Sr.
Viewing will be on Friday October 6th from 4-8pm. Homegoing celebration Saturday October 7th at 11am. Both will be held at Second Baptist Church 2322 10th Avenue Beaver Falls. Arrangements are entrusted to Washington Funeral Homes & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls.