Mrs. Vivian Chappell Barksdale of Halifax, VA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Duke University in Durham, NC. She was born in Halifax County on May 30, 1945 and was 73 years old. She was the daughter of the late William Chappell and the late Virginia Whitlow Chappell Slade and was married to Ray Phillip Barksdale who survives. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and also loved her flowers. Survivors include:Her husbandRay Phillip Barksdale of HalifaxOne daughterDonna W. Townley and husband Howell of HalifaxOne sonJamie Ray Barksdale and wife Rachael of HalifaxThree sistersBarbara Wolstenholme of FarmvillePatricia Dodson and husband Luther of Red OakJudy Chappell of South HillTwo brothersDonnie Chappell and fiancé Diane of MineralRonald Chappell of Red OakTwo grandchildrenHolden Thomas Francis and Reed Whitlow Francis, both of HalifaxTwo stepsonsBobby Barksdale and Lynn BarksdaleA graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Halifax Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Donna and Howell Townley. For memorials, please consider email@example.com, 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701.