Viva Mache Howard Garth, 48, a native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Decatur, AL, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 30, 2021.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, October 16, 2020 from 7:00 A.M. until funeral services at 8:00 A.M. at the Railroad Avenue Church of Christ 1105 Railroad Avenue Morgan City, LA, with Brother Stanley Rankins will officiate the services. (All visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.) Burial will follow funeral services in the the Restlawn Park Cemetery in Avondale, LA.
Memories of Viva will forever remain in the hearts of her husband, Lewis E. Garth, Jr.; her children, Tyreaun Smith, Tariq Baugh, Trey Hall, Erron Garth, and Erric Garth all of Decatur, AL; father, Leonard Firmin, Sr. of Morgan City, LA; brothers, John (Samantha) Howard, Jr and Leonard (Paula) Firmin, Jr; three grandchildren, Tylin Sledge, Alaina Hall and Amon Baugh; god-child, Taniqua Watson; sisters-in-law, Sandra Harris, Geraldine Harris, and Monica Harris; brothers-in-law, Robert Harris and Aundra Garth, Sr; aunts, Veola Parker, Patsy Richardson, Katie Hatch, and Linda Parker; uncles, Joseph Firmin, Perry Parker, and Floyd Parker; a special cousin/sister, Verenia Hatch and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Viva was preceded in death by her mother, Diane Parker Firmin; maternal grandparents, Allen and Viola Parker; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Georgia Bell Firmin, Sr.; a nephew, Markquel James; aunt, Geraldine Parker; uncles, Lionel Parker, Joseph Parker, Al Parker, Michael Parker, Arthur Firmin, and Ernest Firmin, Jr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis E. and Arstella Garth, Sr. and one brother-in-law, Kennedy Harris.
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