Edward Viverette

May 22, 2021


A native of Tampa, Florida, Mr. Edward D. Viverette transitioned on Saturday, May 22, 2021.   A Celebration of Life for Edward will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Center for Manifestation, 3102 E. Lake Avenue with Pastor Michael Kneeley, officiating.  Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery.   Masks are required.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to present with the LORD.  2 Corinthians 5:8

 Edward was born on January 14, 1966 to the parentage of Edward and Bettie Viverette.  Edward graduated from Tampa Bay Tech High School, Class of 1984 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology at Florida State University, Class of 1990. 

Edward worked as a Program Specialist for the Child Abuse Council and also worked matriculation at the Youth Development Specialist Corporation to develop communities of Tampa, Inc., as a Case Manager for Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc. and was a Clinical Case Manager for Mental Health Care.

In 2014, Edward walked in the Million Man March.  A very family-oriented man, Edward was a positive role model to all.  A stand-up and go-to guy, he always showed and shared his love with everyone, bringing sunshine at sad times. His legacy will be one of integrity, honesty and compassion with a desire to help all in need.

Edward was preceded in death by:  his grandparents, James and Emma Bogan and Tommie and Ruthie Viverette.

He leaves to cherish his memories with:  devoted parents, Edward and Bettie Viverette; devoted and only child, Sean Michael Cooke (Ellery); girlfriend, Latheria Knight; brothers, Arthur Evans and Jeffrey R. Viverette, Sr.; sisters, Charlene Viverette, Sabrina Viverette; Godsister, Anita Riley and Rebecca Evans; God Aunt, Eva Russell; aunt, Tressie Viverette of Mississippi; uncles, James Bogan, Jr., Gerald Bogan, Larry Bogan; nephews, Robert McBride, Jr., Edward McBride, Jeffrey Viverette, Jr. and Javon Viverette; nieces, Jorené Evans, Jazzerey Viverette, Kendra Henderson and Kiara Evans; devoted cousins, Sherria and Ronald Lewis, Kesha and Marcus Muschett, Bridgette Douglas (Marcus) and Willie M. Leath, Jr.; honorable mention, cousins, Henry Bogan, Jr. and Earl McKinley; close cousin, Angela Viverette; close friends, Cheryl Upton Harris, Marilyn Wilson and Jacqueline Randolph; and a host of cousins and friends.

The remains will repose from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 4 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.  Masks are required.

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June 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
June 5, 2021

12:00 PM
The Center for Manifestation
3102 E. Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

Interment following funeral service
June 5, 2021

Orange Hill Cemetery
4900 E. Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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