November 3, 1940 - February 28, 2019
Vivian Poole was born November 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Melvin and Mayella Lee. She attended Harrison High School where she graduated in 1959. She later married Franklin Poole Sr. in 1961 and from this union her two sons Franklin and Eric were born. She worked secularly as a Nurse’s Aide, the Chicago Post Office and for many years as a leather work with Rico Industries. Sometime around the year 1966, her interest for the truth was sparked. Two sisters asked her if she knew what God’s name was. She confidently and proudly told the sisters she already knew the answer. She told them his name was Jesus Christ. The sisters kindly asked her to read in her Bible Psalms 83:18. When she saw that God’s name was Jehovah, it completely surprised her. She read it repeatedly in front of the sisters. She began studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and came to know and love Jehovah. She dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized January 8, 1967. She never lost her love for Jehovah and his organization. Although she worked secularly fulltime for many years, her service to Jehovah was always in first place. Her sons remember well that the meetings, and family study were an established part of the family routine. Also, every Saturday and Sunday were days set aside for field ministry as a family. She would enjoy temporary pioneering and later auxiliary pioneering when she was able. She was privileged and enjoyed having the Congregation Book Study in her home for many years. She appreciated greatly sharing in the field ministry on Tuesday’s with Terry Johnson. One of the highlights of her life was when one of her congregation elder’s Jonathan Christian and his wife Bequita took her to Ecuador where she visited the Branch Office and attended the English convention. She was known for her sense of humor. The friends would affectionally called her “mama Poole.” On February 28, 2019, Vivian Poole fell asleep in death. We look forward to seeing her again in Jehovah’s new world where she will be able to continue serving Jehovah faithfully. She leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Franklin Poole Jr. (Shelia) and Eric Poole (Jennifer); granddaughter Laisha Poole; her sisters Dorothy Patterson and Lois Clay; her brother William Lee; two special friends Mildred White and Julia Brewer; she enjoyed friendship with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Her daughter-laws Shelia and Jennifer Poole have a special affection for her and will dearly miss her.
Vivian Poole was born November 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Melvin and Mayella Lee. She attended Harrison High School where she graduated in 1959. She later married Franklin Poole Sr. in 1961 and from this union her two sons Franklin and... View Obituary & Service Information
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