November 9, 1959 - March 26, 2017
Vivian McCranie was born on November 9, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to Calvin and Ida Mae McCranie. She was preceded in death by her son; Brian Damon Boyd, Jr. on December 22, 1981, mother; Ida Mae McCranie Brown on August 12, 2009 and her sister; Emma Jewel McCranie Joseph on November 6, 2010. Vivian attended the Chicago Public School System. She was brought up in a God-fearing Church of God home and attended the Chicago Church of God at 4601 S. Drexel Boulevard under the late Elder Willie E. Gordon. At a tender age Vivian gave her life to God, and it’s a blessing to say that on September 4, 2011 she reclaimed that relationship with God! In 1977, at the age of eighteen she was married to Brian Damon Boyd, Sr. and six children were born to this union. In 1994 Vivian left Chicago for Jackson, Michigan where she would work for a utility company, and after health issues, as a daycare provider. Vivian loved her family! As close as she was to her children, she cherished her grandchildren that much more. Lovingly being called Nana, she spoiled on them and loved their hugs and visits. Vivian suddenly and unexpectedly departed this life on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Vanesha, Brian, Pierre, Vitiana and Perriel, grandchildren; Brian Dion, Brion, Dwayne, Alaijah, lmonii-Jamai, Dwan, Braylen, S’nyah, Bryce, Deonta and La’Zayveon, her father; Calvin Sr, eight brothers; Calvin (Marie), Clarence, Anthony, Bennett (Felicia), LaRono (Evelyn), Marcus, Alvin and James (Tierra), two sisters; Ladia (Edward) and Malinda (Anderson), a special friend of forty-five years; Brian D. Boyd Sr, her best girlfriend of over thirty-five years; Alison Richardson, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Vivian McCranie was born on November 9, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to Calvin and Ida Mae McCranie. She was preceded in death by her son; Brian Damon Boyd, Jr. on December 22, 1981, mother; Ida Mae McCranie Brown on August 12, 2009 and her sister;... View Obituary & Service Information
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