Vivian Crisp Fulton

Friday, January 10, 1936 - Monday, April 20, 2020

Loved Her Family and Her Lord

Photo of Vivian Crisp Fulton  - 1936-2020

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.

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family.
Karen king meadows
I just want to know how much I love you and honored that your my friend I don't think I met your mom but if she was like you heaven will rejoice.to have a sweet person .one day we will all meet each other .in heaven love you my dear friend.god bless you and your family .
Edith kuykendall
Sending our prayers and love to you and your family. We love you.
Helen and Kim Banks
Pam and Rickey, So sorry to here of Vivians passing. She was always a special person to me. Please know you both as well as your family will be in our prayers.
Russell Hollifield
Leon, Debra, Elaine, Pamela and Barry I'm so sorry to hear of Vivian's passing. She was always a good friend. I loved her Dearly. May God help you through this difficult time and take comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.
Brenda Justice
So sorry for your loss Leon.
Kenneth Sanders
Leon and family, I am so sorry to hear about Vivian. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Burrell
Pam, Leon & family, I am so sorry for your loss but am so thankful that Vivian has her NEW body & is in the arms of our Lord now! She was a precious lady that always had a sweet smile for every one!
Linda Silvers
New her and I know her daughter and her husband but she passed I’m sure everyone at Long Shoals Ingles is sad
Elizabeth Pritchett coworker
I’m so sorry I’m no husband and her daughter and everyone at Long Shoals Ingles and shirt is
Elizabeth Pritchett Coworker
What a beautiful lady Always had a smile and no complaints She will be missed but no more pain and I know we will see that smile again soon Don’t grieve but count your blessing to have had such a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Fly high sweet lady
James and Judy Leeper
So sorry to hear, I always loved this sweet lady we spent many days at the beauty shop chatting. She is a special lady and will be missed.
Tara teague
Love and Prayers of Comfort for you Debbie and Lissa. Heaven is Smiling.
Connie Bradbury
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for her family
Brenda King
Sorry if or your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bobby Deanna Graham
We are sorry for your loss prayers for your family
Everett and jackie sue Reemes
You are and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you
Creola and Donnie Jones
You are and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you
Creola and Donnie Jones
You are and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you
Creola and Donnie Jones
What a dear sweet woman of God! Kevin and I were blessed to come to know Vivian closer as a member of Pete Gowing's Sunday School class. Her sweet smile and gentle spirit lit up the room when she entered. We were blessed to have gotten to fellowship with her as part of the Freedom Baptist Church family. I know she is praising our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our love and prayers go out to the family.
Brenda & Kevin Luther
Pam and Family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May God give you comfort during this time. Your in my prayers.
Diane Ballew Morgan
I'm grateful for all the fond memories of working together with Vivian; she was a wonderful example for me and always had a smile for everyone. My heart and prayers go out to Leon and Pam during this difficult time; her Ingles' family has not been the same without her. Peace
Jeffrey Rascon
We are so sorry for your loss and we will continue to pray for you Pam and your family may God keep his loving arms around you and your family love you
Lee & Debra Plemmons
Pam and family, We always enjoyed seeing your sweet mom at Ingles! Pam, Vivian and Leon all feel like family! Praying for God to give you all comfort during this time! It is such a blessing to know that we will see our loved ones again!
Janet and Terry Michael
So sorry to hear that Vivian has passed I enjoyed working with her. If we could all be like her, wouldn’t it be wonderful? Prayers for her family.
Freda Nodine
I was granted the pleasure of knowing Vivian. I never met a more genuine and lovely person. She is with Jesus now but will be in my heart for ever. My deepest condolences to her family.
Ebba Jonas
Sorry for your loss prayers for all!
Barbara King Buckner
I recently learned of the passing of Mrs Vivian. I always tried to ask Mr Leon about her when she was not at work. She always had a smile for us and brightened our day. I always made a point to go through her line at Ingles. I will miss her so much. Pam and Leon, my prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Tracie Hewitt