Bessie Vivian Morey (Vivian), 60, of Ft. Walton Beach Florida passed away on February 26, 2019. She was born in Crescent City, Florida on January 1, 1959 to Clovis A. Morey Sr. and Margie Linda Miller Morey.
Vivian was the second child born to Clovis and Linda. Vivian was born deaf and went to schools in Georgia and Florida throughout her childhood. In Cave Spring, Georgia she went to the Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD) and in Florida she went to the Florida School for the Deaf (FSD) In St. Augustine where she graduated in 1979.
Vivian met her companion, Delmar Campbell, in 1988 at the Deaf Club in Sanford, Florida. Vivian loved the Deaf Clubs and frequented them as much as possible where ever she was.
Vivian loved sports. When you went to her home you would always find her T.V. on ESPN. She football and basketball seemed to be the ones that she loved the most followed by baseball. Her favorite teams for sports seemed to be, NFL – Miami Dolphins, College – UF Gators and UL Cardinals, Major League Baseball – Atlanta Braves. When watching the Braves she would tell you how she had watched Chipper Jones, the Braves, third baseman play little league baseball in DeLeon Springs, Florida. She was so proud of him.
Vivian had a love for dogs. Her beloved dog Boots visited her at the nursing home at times and she always wanted to know how he was. Besides dogs her other favorite animal was dolphins. She loved anything that had dolphins on it.
Vivian adored children. She was unable to have her own so any child that came into her life she loved unconditionally. Her nieces and nephews were no exception. She spoiled them with love beyond belief. She always had a hug and big “I love you” for each of them.
Vivian is predeceased by both of her parents Clovis A. Morey Sr. and Margie L. Morey, Brothers James T. Morey and Lynn S. Morey, Nephew William A. Morey, Great Nephew Matthew R. Standish, Paternal Grandfather John T. Morey, Paternal Grandmother Bessie L. Hudson, Maternal Grandfather Winfred Miller, and her companion of 20 plus years Delmar Campbell.
Vivian is survived by Brothers Clovis A. Morey Jr., DeLand, Florida, and William T. Morey, Shepherdsville, KY, Sisters Winnie D. Morey and Karen E. Morey Fowler with husband Michael S. Fowler all of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, nieces Emily A. Barker, Linda I. Neeley, Stephanie R. Parsons, Heather M. Morey, Leah N. Morey, Cheyenne N. Reed, Linda F. Fowler, and Taylor M. Fowler, Nephews Joshua M. Fowler, Kody S. Fowler, and Wesley J. Fowler, Great Nieces Kayley K. Barnhart, Abbigail L. Standish, Danae L. Parsons, Destiny L.L. Neeley, Katie L. Morey, and Aurora D. Neeley, Great Nephews Stephen P. Westberry, William D.D. Morey, Dustin B. Morey, Nicholas L.D. Neeley, Jeremy M. Standish, Christopher C. Kyser, and Michael G. Carter.
A memorial service will be held on March 9, 2019 at 10:00am at the Niceville Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy, 410 Cedar Ave. N Niceville, Florida 32578