Vivian A. (Baker) Brown

February 9, 1956 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Vivian Brown Obituary

Vivian Brown

February 9, 1956 - March 1, 2024

Vivian Baker Brown was born to Josephine Baker and Uril Davis in Monroe, LA. Vivian grew up in Joliet where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Joliet Central High School and City Colleges of Chicago. She spent her career working in Global Money Market Investment and Accounting firms working in account administration and public relations. Vivian joined the Catholic Church and married Osborne A. Brown who is also a Catholic. She was a consummate connoisseur and collector of modern and fine art and studied Japanese languages with a passion.

Vivian was not just a strong woman; she was a wellspring of hope and friendship, whose influence radiated profoundly among her closest friends and family. Her magnetic personality was a beacon of warmth, bringing joy and laughter wherever she went. 

Always there to lend an ear or a helping hand, Vivian's presence was a comfort to those around her. When faced with the challenge of lung disease, she met it with remarkable fortitude and a dignified grace that never wavered. 

To her loved ones, Vivian was more than a pillar of strength; she was a steadfast source of support and guidance. Despite her own trials, she never let her suffering cloud her ability to be a nurturing partner to her husband and a wise advisor to her friends and family.

Her encouragement was a constant, urging those around her to reach the fullest potential, especially when faced with their daily struggles.

Vivian had a rare gift for uplifting and empowering others, while simultaneously maintaining an unwavering commitment to living a life filled with love and passion, even in the face of her illness.

Vivian is survived by her husband, Osborne A. Brown; mother, Josephine Harden; brothers, Eugene Harden (Tammy), Jimmy Harden, and Quinton Harden; close relatives, Ora Lee Jones, Frank and Sandra Smith, Lynette Baker, Germa Williams and other family members; devoted nieces, Chantel Miller, Shantel Sellers, and Krystal Harden; sisters-in-law, Maria Abraham and Rose Jones; as well as special friends, Adelina Oliver, North Johnson, and Shiela Moore.

As her husband, Vivian taught me invaluable lessons about cherishing life's moments and facing its challenges with strength. Her grace, love, and charismatic spirit have deeply touched us all. Those of us fortunate enough to have been closest to her know we have lost a truly magnificent, humble, and beloved soul.

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Funeral Mass
April 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
337 S. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436


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