Submitted by Lois M. Atkins
Remembering Vivian Harper-Jones (2016)
Vivian was a long time active and supportive member of the Roanoke Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Her participation included the Mad Haters, the Fashion Designer, and the Smocking Neighborhood Groups. She served on the Chapter Advisory Board as chairperson of the community service activities under the leadership of Marquita Brown, past president. She dressed more dolls for the Salvation Army in a variety of outfits than anyone I knew. Plus, she always added her creative touches to garments that she made for herself and her grandchildren and was good at making pattern instructions fit her understanding of sewing. Family, sewing, and grandchildren were her passions. Vivian has been missed by the Sewing Guild. We share these words of comfort.
Those We Love Must Someday Pass
beyond our present sight...
Must leave us and the world
we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle
their lovely light will surely shine
to brighten up another place
more perfect... more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where
they shine so warm and bright.
Our loved ones live forevermore
in God’s eternal light.