Vivian Ann Dudley

Published 5:54 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Evangelist Vivian Ann Dudley was born the fifth child to David and Minnie Bell Dudley in Frisco City.

Evangelist Dudley was a 1975 graduate of Frisco City High School. After graduating she enlisted in the United States Army for approximately three years with an honorable discharge. Vivian favored righteousness and holiness.

She began her early Christian experience at the Pentecostal No. 2 Holiness Church in Frisco City under the leadership of the late Elder Henry and Mother Carrie Bell Skinner.

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Growing into complete adulthood, Vivian had great ambitions and goals for life, with a great determination to continue to follow Christ and be obedient to his word.

She began her collegiate experience at Alabama State University in Montgomery, receiving her bachelor’s degree in business and later moved to the state of New York earning two graduate degrees.

Even in the state of New York, she continued her call to God’s duty and became a faithful member of the Humble Way Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Williams in Jamaica, N.Y., where she served as the church administrator, developed and directed the first childcare program for Humble Way COGIC as well as affording the sanctuary to have elevators.

After moving back to Alabama, she continued to work and praise God, she became employed as city clerk for the city of Monroeville, and later employed as magistrate for Frisco City, under the former Mayor Mary Malone.

Vivian visited the beautiful city of Atmore in February 2015 with Malone who was on program, as the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness celebrated their 38th church anniversary. At this time Bishop Dr. Willie L. Williams was serving as founder and pastor. Vivian enjoyed herself so much, she continued to travel from Frisco City to Atmore for weeknight services and Sunday services or anytime the doors were open she was there. She finally decided that Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church was the church for her because she believed in “TRUE HOLINESS.”

Vivian joined the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church approximately a year later and remained faithful and devoted to God’s word and the church in every aspect under the leadership of Prophet Shawn Williams (current pastor of Jones Street T.P.H.C.). Her devotion and contributions both financially and spiritually will be missed but her spirit of loyalty and obedience will forever fill the room.

Vivian’s sweet spirit transitioned from time to eternity on August 14, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Minnie Bell Dudley; two siblings, brother, David Dudley Jr. and eldest sister, Deaconess Mary Hamilton.

Those who will forever cherish her memories include one sister, Mrs. Jessie Moore of Jamaica; two brothers, Lorenza Dudley of Frisco City and Kenneth Dudley of Mobile; one special nephew, whom was reared as her brother, Jerome (Sandra) Dudley of Mobile; a special cousin, confidant and mother figure, Ms. Nancy Martin of Frisco City; a very close friend, Mrs. Mary Malone; loving pastor and church family, Prophet Shawn Williams and the entire Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held August 24, 2019 at the Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore with Prophet Shawn Williams as pastor and eulogist, Bishop Dr. Willie L. Williams as founder and presiding pre-late, and the Rev. Matthew Davis presiding with Mayberry Funeral Home directing.