Vivian Francisco

Vivian  Francisco

Vivian Frances Mayeaux-Francisco of La Marque, Texas, passed away in the early morning on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Born June 28, 1928 to Walton and Addie Mayeaux in Marksville, Louisiana, Vivian was baptized at an early age at Starlight Baptist Church where she began her Christian walk.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband of 51 years Herman Francisco, Sr., and most recently, her sister Jeanette Page.

Herman and Vivian Francisco were married in Marksville, LA before relocating to Texas. To that union six children were born: Lynnoel (deceased) (Lynette); Herman Jr.; Kenneth (Mary); Addie (Billy); Kerrin “Yogi” (Faye) and Ida “Yolanda” (Todd).  In addition she was loved and will be missed by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Vivian was marveled with each family birth and filled with the true spirit of a loving caretaker.

Vivian is survived by her brothers Alvin (Ruby), and Ray (Joyce); and sisters, Ella, Marie, and Juanita (Demetrius) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  She displayed this love not only to her family but with all that knew her, including her passion for her profession.

“Sister” as she was affectionately known, graduated high school from Marksville Colored School in 1947.  She continued her education by taking business courses in Galveston County; and ultimately completed Nursing School at Galveston Community College in 1967, where she earned her LVN license.  Vivian was employed at Galveston County Memorial Hospital (what is now known as Mainland Medical Center) as a Charge Nurse in the Psychiatric Unit in Texas City, Texas for almost 30 years before retiring.  

Vivian’s connection to Christ was known by all that knew her and put into action by her membership at Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City, Texas where she participated on the Nurse’s Aide Board and Rebecca Circle Women’s Ministry.  Additionally, Vivian served her community by her activism as a Lioness in the Mainland Lion’s Club as well as an Ombudsman.

In her spare time she loved sewing, cooking for numerous holiday and Creole family dinners, and crocheting.

There will be a public visitation held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:30PM with a chapel service to begin at  2:30pm burial to follow at Hayes Grace Cemetery.