Vivian Crisp Fulton
Loved Her Family and Her Lord
Leicester- Vivian Mae Crisp Fulton, age 84, a dear and special lady who loved everyone, was carried home by the angels on Monday, April 20, 2020.
Vivian was born January 10, 1936 in Swain County to the late William Benjamin Crisp and the late Liza Bell Sutton Crisp. She had made her home in Buncombe County most of her life and everyone who was blessed to know Vivian loved her. She had worked as a self-employed beautician and had also been employed with Ingles on Long Shoals Road. Mrs. Fulton was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Asheville. She held a strong faith and going to church and hearing God’s word always brought joy and peace to her heart. Vivian loved life, she enjoyed bowling in her younger years, spending time working among her beautiful flowers in her garden and it seemed as if she always had a smile for everyone. In her words, “God gave a smile to everyone and it was free”. We give thanks for the life of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and rejoice that she is now in a glorious place of beauty, peace, and love forever.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband and the father of her children, Cecil Sharpe.
Surviving are her husband, Leon Fulton; children, Elaine Murray and husband Kenneth of Fletcher, Debra Reemes of Leicester, Pamela Smith and husband Ricky of Asheville, and Barry Fulton and wife Christine of El Paso, TX; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Opal Cudd and husband Bill of Barnardsville.
A private family graveside service will be held at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Leicester with Pastor Lonnie Ray officiating. A service to celebrate and honor the life of Vivian will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Brian Center staff of 200 and 300 hall and also to Dr. Karen Dedman for the special care and concern given to Vivian and our family.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Fulton family.