Vivian Smith


Vivian Smith was born March 22, 1961 to the late Minnie Lee Smith and Frank Smith in Washington County Florida. Being reared in a Christian home by her grandmother, Flora Lucas, Vivian accepted Christ at a early age. At 12:17 pm at North West Florida Community Hospital, the Lord called Vivian home. 

She leaves behind 7 children: Davitt Miranda of Spring Hill Florida, Nakisha Merriel of Chipley Florida, Michelle Merriel of Marianna Florida, Marcus Merriel of Chipley Florida, Stephanie Merriel of Chipley Florida, Donna Smith of Chipley Florida, and Misty Merriel of Chipley Florida.  She Also leaves behind 1 sister Phenix “Tina” Dixon, the father of her children Robert Merriel, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Vivian is now resting peacefully with her parents, brothers Dennis Lampley, Arnold Lampley, and Charles Lampley. Sisters Phebe May, and Mary Frances Smith.

She was truly a lovely soul who had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. She had an over abundant amount of love for her family particularly her children and grandchildren and loved cooking.

A Celebration of Vivian’s Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Apostle David Woods, & Rev. Alfred Bellamy, officiating.  Committal Service will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. 

Public Viewing will begin on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10 AM – 9 PM at Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida.  The remains will lie in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday.  Family and Friends may sign the guestbook online at