I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright.
There is a perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illuminated
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
in the way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on
could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
for I love you dearly still.
Try to look beyond death’s shadows;
Pray to trust our Father’s will.
There is work still waiting for you,
so you must not idly stand.
Do it now, while life remaineth;
you shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting;
Oh, the joy to see you come!
Vivian Annette Reed was born August 13, 1959 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Jordan Rodgers and Rosa Helen Reed.
She knew no strangers, everyone loved her and loved being in her company. She worked for Sandestin Beach Resort in the Culinary Arts Department.
Vivian enjoyed reading, cooking (especially red velvet cake), knitting and making and designing jewelry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Roy Reed.
Vivian was called home to glory on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Miramar Beach, Florida.
She leaves to cherish some unforgettable memories to her sons: Stephen Reed, Ryan Edler and wife Shannon, Mitchell Reed, Michael Reed and Jeremiah Elder and wife Jessica all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; grandchildren: Jeremiah Jr., Jaala, Jurnee, Tierra, Akyiah, Kylah, Keelyn, Zoi, Terrell, Makayla, Jasmine, Jamison, Jalen and Jordan; a great grandchild, Kaiden; sisters and brothers: Beverlye Holmes (Carl) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Sandra Reed (Robert Davis) of Marianna, Florida, Frances Gorman (Louis) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Bobby Reed (Janice) of Valdosta, Georgia, Arthur Reed (Marianne) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Roger Reed (Mariaana) of Menifee, California; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, co-workers and friends.