Born August 19, 1926, in Leet, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and& Christine Lambert. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 50 years, Rush Hensley;, one sister, Nona Peyton; one brother, Thomas Lambert; three sons, David Lambert, Koblenz Hensley and Burns Hensley, and their longtime friend that they took care of, Robert Hensley.
Vivian was a loving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and a faithful Christian, who gave her love freely; her family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and taking care of her
beautiful flowers. She loved attending church and will be missed by everyone. She was a longtime member of the Tabitha Old Regular Baptist Church. Vivian always kept plenty of snacks and drinks for her great-grandchildren, anticipating their daily visits and loved shopping and eating out with her best friend and sister Doris.
Her family will have to go on without her. Her precious memories will be in our hearts forever, and knowing that she is sheltered in the arms of Jesus and we will see her again in Heaven is what will keep us going.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Brenda (Norman) Dingess of Big Creek; two sons, Lawrence “Snook” (Vanna) Hensley and Denny “Attu” Hensley; three sisters, Doris Ferrell of Big Ugly, Sue (Sherman) Smith of Ferrellsburg and Irene (Butch) Butcher of Mansfield, Ohio; three brothers, Orville “Foxy” (Irene) Lambert of North Fork, Vernard (Faye) Lambert of Big Ugly and Jake (Donna) Lambert of
Defiance, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Mike (Ola) Hensley, Barry (Anita) Hensley, Tina (Paul) Brewster and Miranda Hensley, all of Big Ugly, Nathan Dingess of Big Creek, Chris (Crystal) Dingess of Jeffrey, Michelle (Alex) Saunders of Huntington, Jeremiah Adkins of Alkol, Jacob Adkins of Harts and Miranda Smith of North Carolina; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Orbrie Peyton of Ferrellsburg.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Freeman Funeral Home with Elder Rex Napier officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael, Barry, Justin, Zachary, Payton and Waylon Hensley
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.