Vivian Flowers McCants
1931 - 2021
April 27, 1931
April 30, 2021
Vivian Flowers McCants Ravenel, SC - Vivian Flowers McCants, 90, of Ravenel, SC, widow of the late Joseph V. McCants, Sr., went to sleep in Jesus on April 30, 2021, and is awaiting Resurrection Day. Vivian was born April 27, 1931, in Bude, MS, daughter of the late Hiram Clark Flowers and Zelma Durham Flowers. She moved to Charleston at age 12 with her mother and two of her siblings to be close to four older brothers who were serving in the Navy here. Vivian's life was one of service to the Lord and others. She was a wonderful mother, friend, and perpetual volunteer. She taught her children to love the Lord, strive for excellence, to be resilient and unafraid. Some of her favorite sayings were "do it right the first time" and "you can do anything you set your mind to do." Vivian had a kind and generous heart, was enthusiastic about life, enjoyed bowling and gardening, and was known for preparing and serving meals to many people in her younger years. Vivian served as Community Service Director for the Charleston Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years, taking food, medication, and other goods to numerous people in need in the Charleston area. She was also involved in the Church School, acting as a Board member, School Board Chairman and Home and School Leader for many years. She poured heart and soul into the well-being of many students, tutoring reading, and leading out in many fund-raisers. She also worked with her husband at McCants Glass and Carpet for many years and ran Lakeview Campground. She is survived by her children whom she loved dearly, daughters, Kathy Richards, husband, Eddie; Cynthia McCants, husband, Willie Tezza; Tina McCants, husband, Al Williams; her sons, Joseph McCants, Jr. and Dale McCants, wife, Wendy; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister and best buddy, Verda Ruth Wysong and six brothers, Kermit, Curtis, Pearly, Spencer, Walton, and Ingram Flowers. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm in the J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 2518 Savannah Highway at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at the Riverview Memorial Park followed by a private burial. For your safety, masks are required, and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in her memory to the school she loved so much, Adventist Christian Academy, 2518 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29414. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting Visit our guestbook at
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from May 3 to May 4, 2021.
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J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel
3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
Seventh Day Adventist Church
2518 Savannah Highway, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
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I'm very sorry to hear about Vivian's passing. I was a member of the church on Calhoun Street years ago and associated with Bobby, Vivian, and Edward (Bobby's brother).
Hugh Powell
May 8, 2021
My heart is sad for Vivian's family. Knew her most of my life. She always had a cheerful smile. She always was so kind to everyone. Always thought so much of her. She touched many lives. Sorry for your loss of sweet Vivian.
Liz W Tumbleston
May 8, 2021
While growing up, Vivien was like an auntie to me. I could talk to her and she would listen. Every Saturday night a he, my mother and Christine Simmons would cook food for our group of friends. We would plan what we wanted to do, but these sweet generous women gave us a place to go every Saturday night. We kids grew up feeling valued and loved. Thank you for loving me.
Gail Anderson MacAlpine
May 6, 2021
Always loved your smile and welcomed hugs!
Mirta Brady
May 6, 2021
Mrs McCants was perhaps the kindest woman I have ever known. I also remember her being an amazing cook and she always welcomed people to her home to eat. I consider her wonderful children like family. I know this is a tough time for the family and my prayers go out to you all
Bruce Roberts
May 4, 2021
Aunt Vivian, as we called her because of her loving soul & close friendship between families, was one of the sweetest & cheeriest ladies I have ever known. She always had a smile & a hug ready for you. Can't wait to see that warm smile and hug again one day. Condolences to her lovely family.
Rebecca Simmons
Family Friend
May 3, 2021
I merry Mrs McCants several times. She was a sweet lady. Good bless
Sandy Leahy
May 2, 2021