Vivian Hazel <I>Sparrow</I> McFadyen

Vivian Hazel Sparrow McFadyen

Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Death 9 Jul 2007 (aged 92)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20418255 · View Source
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Vivian Hazel Sparrow McFadyen, 92, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, July 9, 2007 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1915, in Winston-Salem, NC, daughter of the late Ira Sankey Sparrow and Rhoda Day Sparrow. The third of seven children, she was reared in Chapel Hill, NC. Her eldest sister, Pauline, paid tuition for Vivian to attend James Walker Hospital School of Nursing. It was in Wilmington during this period, Vivian met her future husband, Clayton E. McFadyen. Her beloved siblings are Pauline Evans, (deceased), Howard Sparrow, (deceased) and his surviving wife, Flonnie, Nancy Hayes, Thomas Sparrow and wife Nell, and Barbara Bassett and husband Basil. Her husband, Clayton and her son Douglas preceded her in death. Surviving are her children and their families, Elaine Sziemkiewicz (Robert), Judith M. Smith (Jesse), and beloved daughter-in-law, Barbara N. McFadyen; grandchildren, Rebecca Gover (Al), Edward Feitman (Fran) of Wilson, Clayton J. McFadyen, Rene S. Wicker (William) of Durham, Rachel and Ryan McFadyen of Chapel Hill; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her church, her greatest treasure was her extended Sparrow family which numbers 97 members. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church by The Rev. Jim Holderness and The Rev. Frank Mayes. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial gifts be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Group Fund or Pastor's Fund, 125 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401, or to Goshen Baptist Church, 4124 Mt. Misery Road, Leland, NC 28451. Condolences may be sent to the family at A Market Street Chapel Service.

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 12 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20418255
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vivian Hazel Sparrow McFadyen (12 Apr 1915–9 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20418255, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .