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Vivian McKibbens was born May 28, 1954 to Vivian and J.C. Ruffin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas Ward, and son Ivan Hill, Sr. She is survived by son, Derrick Ruffin and daughter, Roberta (Terrance) Brown; brothers, Thomas Ruffin of Chattanooga, Lenar Ruffin and LaWayne Ruffin of Nashville; sisters, Carolyn (Raymond) Blackwell and Beverly Browdy; and a host of grandkids, great grandkids, nieces and nephews.  A private service will be held.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    My condolences to the family,I will truly miss you,always in my heart.??????
    ~ Barbara miller   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Rest in peace
    ~ Thomas Ward   Fort Worth
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    Alma Jean rest in peace. You will be missed and to the family you have our condolences.
    ~ Robert & Angela Lamb   Decatur, GA
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    To my dear friend Roberta Kitchen. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time of grief. Your Friend, Tim Kuhns
    ~ Tim Kuhns   Hixson, TN
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    When you think of Jean, try to also focus on the sweet and uplifting memories and realize that brighter days will come. May the presence of God comfort, strengthen and sustain Roberta, Carol. the grands, and all family members. From Nina Kitchen and Family with Love- Will keep you all uplifted in prayer
    ~ Nina Kitchen   Decatur, GA
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    Rest in Peace Jean. My prayers are with the family in this time of loss. God Bless you all.
    ~ Deborah (Ruffin) Robinson   Kennesaw, GA
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    Rest in peace Mrs.Vivian we all are going to miss you so much you were the sweetest person I ever met,God has gained a beautiful angel my prayers are with the family 👼👼👼
    ~ Katrina Gordon   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    Rest in peace Mrs.Vivian we all are going to miss you so much you were the sweetest person I ever met,God has gained a beautiful angel my prayers are with the family 👼👼👼
    ~ Katrina Gordon   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    My sincere Condolences to the Family of Alma Jean, My heart felt prayers are with you all at this time so sorry for your loss. Rest in God! Vivian.
    ~ Wilma Poole   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    To my friend and co-worker Roberta, You and the family are in our prayers. Rest in Peace Miss Vivian McKibbens.
    ~ Ciara Nelson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    I am sorry for your loss Vivian was a good friend of mine. I will miss her.
    ~ helen DIANE Tutwiler   Tuscumbia, AL
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    My condolences to the family I am so very sorry for your loss my friend I am missing you so much right now will forever be in my heart
    ~ Valerie Brown   Atlanta, GA