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Vivian E. Kerson

d. February 17, 2023

Mrs. Vivian Elaine Kerson was born July 28, 1955, along with her twin sister, the late Valerie Sumpter, in Yonkers, New York to the late Blanche Hines. She peacefully passed on Friday, February 17, 2023.

On March 25, 1972, Vivian married Roland Kerson. They spent 46 years together until his death on July 10, 2018. Together they had four children, the late Danny Kerson, Tisha Kerson, Teresa Kerson and Roland Kerson, Jr. She loved crafting, scratch tickets, watching westerns, eating good food, and Coke.   

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Kerson, Sr.; a son, Danny Kerson; her mother, Blanche Hines; her stepfather, Leroy Hines; a twin sister, Valerie Sumpter; two brothers, Stephen Sumpter and Michael Sumpter; a nephew, Dathan Sumpter; her father-in-law, Adell “JD” Kerson; her mother-in-law, Lila Kerson; six brothers-in-law, John Kerson, Waldell Kerson, Jonathan Kerson, Bill Chaney, Bubba Gillard and Jerome Brockington; and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Kerson and Daisy Kerson.

Vivian will be remembered and missed by those who loved her: three children, Tisha, Teresa and Roland Jr.; two grandchildren, Shakoya Kerson and Jameer Davis; three nieces, Juanita Sumpter, Jasmine Hall and Amery Arrington; a nephew, Allen Arrington; two sisters, Dolly Hines and Lorraine Sumpter;  three brothers-in-law, Nathaniel Kerson, Gilbert Kerson and Mickey Kerson; six sisters-in-law, Peggy Kerson, Janet Chaney, Clara (Harold) McKnight, Patricia Gilliard, Shirley Brockington and Annie Kerson; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

“Our mementos of you are something we’ll always cherish. God has you in his keep, and we will always keep you in our hearts.”

~ Shakoya Kerson and Jameer Davis


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