Vivian Aurora Rodriguez Crist “Gigi”, widow of Joseph P. Crist, daughter of the late Roger and Martha Rodriguez, passed into God's arms July 31, 2019 at the age of 94 surrounded by her family.
Vivian is survived by her four daughters, Carolyn Taylor (Clyde), Linda Galan, Karen Crist, Jacquelyn Crist, and her granddaughters, Tasha Galan and Stacy Galan Shailendra. Gigi also had the joy of loving three great-grandchildren, Alexis Galan and Sydney and Sutton Shailendra.
Gigi had a love for New Orleans and lived in Lakeview for 80 years until Hurricane Katrina flooded her home. She then resided in Safety Harbor, Fl until she passed away, but NOLA was her heart and soul.
Gigi loved life no matter how difficult life could be. She was a social butterfly and an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing her gift of planting. Creative, kind, stylish, loving, strong, beautiful, and loyal to those she loved, Gigi also had a great love for children and a magical presence that was felt by all.
Our love for Gigi is never ending. We have a hole in our heart, but we are eternally grateful to have called her ours.
We will be celebrating Gigi's Winner's Circle of Life on two occasions:
September 14, 2019
3103 Coventry Lane Safety Harbor, Fl 34695
Garden of Life Celebration
New Orleans City Park Botanical Gardens
Garden Study Center
Visitation 10 A.M.- 12 Noon
Prayers, Tribute, Second Line 12-1:00 P.M.