Vivian Denmark Obituary: Memorial Services Held in Dorchester County

Vivian Denmark Obituary
  • Vivian Boykin Denmark Brady, a resident of Panacea, Florida, passed away on January 14, 2023, at the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.
  • She was the oldest of 11 children, and only one brother and one sister were still alive at her death. 
  • Denmark decided to leave her professional job after learning she had breast cancer.

On Sunday, January 30th at 3 p.m. Vivian Denmark’s Obituary services were held in the Dukes-Bryant Family Cemetery in Reevesville, Dorchester County. 

The Reverends Terry Roof and Dwight Brazzle led the service, with the family choosing this instead of a traditional visitation or reception. Only close friends and family members attended to honor and remember Vivian’s life.

Vivian Boykin Denmark Brady, a resident of Panacea, Florida, passed away on January 14th, 2023, at the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Born on March 24th, 1924, in Woodville, Florida, to Robert and Annie Boykin, Vivian was the oldest of 11 children. 

Though many of her siblings had passed away before her, she was survived by one brother and one sister. As the matriarch of her family, Vivian was a beloved figure who will be deeply missed.

Throughout her life, Vivian worked as a housekeeper at two businesses in Panacea, George’s Motel and Panacea Courts. She took great pride in her work and was known for her dedication and hard work ethic

Vivian enjoyed participating in neighborhood events and fishing in her free time.

After her husband, Delano Gibson, passed away, Vivian left her professional job as a lab supervisor at various medical centers in South Carolina, including Bamberg County Hospital and Lowcountry Medical Group in Beaufort, to focus on her health and her family. 

She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but despite her illness, she remained strong and continued to live her life to the fullest.

A devout member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church in Denmark, Vivian was a kind and compassionate person who touched the lives of many. 

Her four grandchildren, Ashlea Cox (Nathan), Kristin Ayers, John Robert Ayers, and Connelly Ayers, along with her two sons Samuel Lawrence Ayers (Jan) of Clemson and Joseph Christopher Ayers of Moncks Corner, will always have loving memories of their grandma.

They will remember her for her warmth, wisdom, and unwavering love for her family.

May she rest in peace, and may her family find comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with her loved ones who have passed before her.

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