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Vivian Scott

April 27, 1929 — February 15, 2023

Vivian Gladden Scott, 93, wife of the late Howard H. Scott, Sr. and a resident of Townsend, VA, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA. A native of Birdsnest, VA, she was the daughter of the late Elton N. Gladden and the late Amy Killmon Gladden. She was a retired clerk for Jones Department Store and a member of Lower Northampton Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, Dianne Disharoon and her husband, Keith, of Dalbys, VA, and Wayne Downing and his wife, Cheryl, of Cape Charles, VA; a sister, Sarah Ann Twisdale of Willis Wharf, VA; two grandchildren, Crystal Downing Handy and Craig of Cheriton, VA, and Heather Bredimus and her husband, Robby, of Cheriton; eight great grandchildren, Wayne Handy, Laura Handy, Brianna Morales, Jose Morales, Kayley Reyes, Lee Mears IV, Alyssa Bredimus, and Logan Bredimus; and two great-great grandsons, Elijah Berube and Jameson Berube. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kimberly Marie Downing; and five sisters, Elinor Dykeman, Daphne Joynes, Ethel Forkum, Betty Jean Harrison, and Juanita Fletcher.

A graveside service will be conducted Monday, February 20, 2023, at 2:00PM at Cape Charles Cemetery with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Flowers will be accepted of memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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