Vivian Vu, age 19, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Vivian was born on May 30, 1998, in Fountain Valley, Calif., the daughter of Phong and Lai (Tran) Vu. She has been an area resident since 2011. Vivian graduated Sigma Cum Laude from Joplin High School in 2016. She was currently attending Missouri Southern State University on an Academic Scholarship and was currently on the Honor Roll.
She invested her time towards her church's youth group, Messengers of Christ. She majored in international studies and her hope was to put her talents to use in giving back to the world.
She is survived by her parents; a sister, Diana Vu, of Joplin; a brother, Martin Vu, of Joplin; paternal grandmother, Van Vu, of Baton Rouge, La.
Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix Church, in Carthage, Mo. A prayer service and visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday evening at Mason-Woodard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on November 25, 2017