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Vivian Rankin Carter

October 10, 1945 — April 13, 2023

Vivian Ann Rankin Carter, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Vivian was born October 10, 1945, in Warrenton, Virginia, to Ellis and Ruth Rankin, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by younger sister, Nancy Campbell.

Vivian was a graduate of Osborn High School in Manassas, Virginia, Class of 1965. Through her employment with Commonwealth Telephone, she met Donald Carter, whom she married in 1967 and devoted the rest of her life to raising their family.

Vivian is survived by her husband, Donald Carter of Lynchburg; her sister, Jean Whorten of Broadway, Va; her daughter, Kelly Urbani (Brian) of Madison Heights, Va; grandson, Luke Urbani (Corrine) of Augusta, Ga; granddaughter, Michaela Urbani of Madison Heights, Va; and great grandchildren, Lilly Mae , Chase, and Cooper Urbani of Augusta, Ga.

Vivian was a creative person who loved crocheting, cooking, crafting and appreciated fashionable clothing and jewelry.

A member of Beulah Baptist Church on Leesville Road, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the church.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit
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