Vivian (Smith) Sewell

December 9, 1942 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 77)


Mrs. Vivian T. Sewell, age 77, of the South Thompson Community, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at her granddaughter’s home after an extended illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and had worked at Hazlehurst Manufacturing, and more recently worked with her family at John’s Country Junction.  She was a gardener and especially enjoyed oil painting and various artwork and mediums.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Sewell; daughter, Rhonda Alleen Phillips; son, Nick Phillips; parents, Wallace Smith and Doshaleen Buttersworth Smith; and a sister, Vicki Thompson.

Mrs. Sewell is survived by one son, John E. McDonald, Sr. and wife Fran; two grandchildren, Amy McDonald Lynn and husband Brett, John E. McDonald, Jr. and wife Amanda; three great-grandchildren, Slade McDonald, Major McDonald and Myla Lynn, all of the South Thompson Community; two brothers, Allen Smith and wife Ann of Vidalia, and Ronald Smith of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside funeral service was held Friday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Bishop Gilbert Wommack officiating.  Entombment followed. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 210, Vidalia, GA 30475.

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Graveside Service
July 24, 2020

10:00 AM
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
4969 GA Hwy 15
Vidalia, GA 30474

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