Vivian Dantzler Broome, age 93, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away peacefully by her loving family on Friday, February 26, 2021, at her home.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruby (Steele) Dantzler; brothers, William Dantzler, Ray Dantzler, and Harry Dantzler; and sisters, Sara Walker and Catherine Teasley.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Martin (Donna) Broome of Dalton, Robert (Johanna) Broome of Dalton; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (Tommy) Barnes of Cartersville; grandchildren, Rod Adams of Chatsworth, Jarrod Broome of Varnell, Nicole (Kyle) Tekiela of Valley Village, CA, Heather (Jason) Gibbs of Dalton, Whitney (Richard) Wells of Powder Springs, Daniel (Kristen) Barnes of Marietta, Liz Barnes of Rome, Hannah (Jared) Williams of Moreland, GA; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Gibbs, Hensen (Kate) Gibbs, Maddie Gibbs, Fallyn and Stryker Adams, Kayden and Graham Wells, Lincoln Tekiela, Tucker Williams, Reed Barnes, Carson and Cash Gibbs; great, great- grandchild, Baylor Gibbs; her caregiver of 16 years and her best friend, Brenda Hayes; many nieces, nephews also survive.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Heartlite Hospice, Brenda Hayes, Cathy and Melissa Carlisi, Kawan Powell, and Dimple Hilliard for taking care of Vivian with such love.
Vivian graduated from Dalton High School in 1945. She continued her education in Milledgeville, Ga. at Georgia Women’s College (now GCSU), graduating in 1949 with a degree in education and a minor in music. For 34 years, she taught first grade across Whitfield County and Dalton City Schools including: Pleasant Grove Elementary, East Morris Street, and Roan Street School (Roan School), which was named after her great-grandfather, Roan Dantzler. After her retirement, she continued to serve mothers through teaching ESOL classes at the Whispering Pines Mission. She loved to teach others to read.
Vivian was a longtime member of Grove Level Baptist Church. It was her joy to sing in the choir, and to faithfully serve in many roles including: greeting guests, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and to serve as the chairman of the Women’s Missionary Union for many years.
Known as “Nana Broome,” Vivian was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved to play games, work word puzzles, and watch game shows. But her favorite times were the annual Dantzler and Steele family reunions and the family Christmas Eve gatherings in her home.
Like her mother before her, Vivian modeled the Christian faith to everyone she encountered. She loved her Lord and Savior and adored her entire family, including her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her life was a continuous example of love, generosity, joy, humility, and service. To know her was to love her. Her final greatest joy could be stated as 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Bridges officiating.
The family will receive friends at Grove Level Baptist Church on Monday, March 1, from 2 p.m. until the service time at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grove Level Baptist Church.
Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at www.julianpeeples.com.
For questions, please call Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.