Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Viola Davis (14 Feb 1920 - 14 Aug 2009) []

Viola Davis

Viola Davis, 89, of Nacogdoches, passed away peacefully Friday, August 14, 2009, in Nacogdoches, Texas. A mass of Christian burial service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Monsignor James E. Young officiating. The burial will follow in Moral Cemetery. Viola was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on February 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Andrew and Willie (Manchaca) Lozano. She was a devout Christian woman, attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and contributed to many causes as a behind-the-scenes benefactor; as long as she was able she saw that her family grave sites were well tended. Viola loved life, family gatherings, cooking (especially her chicken & dumplings), and she enjoyed eating. She worked as a machine operator at McGraw-Edison/Cooper Industries until her retirement. Then, her last years were spent at Willowbrook Nursing Home, where she was a happy resident and made many special friends. Viola is survived by a sister, Ellen "Mickey" Barnett [26373] of Nacogdoches; nieces, Donna Deason and husband, Robert, Deborah Horton [48866] and husband, Mike, Teresa Bryan and husband, John, Phyllis LaRue [48868], all of Nacogdoches, Vicki Wright and husband, Floyd of Lufkin, Texas, Nancy Hudgins [15256] and husband, Bud [15257] of Gilmer, Texas and Annette Embler [48867] and husband, Walter of Beaumont, Texas. She is also survived by nephews, Warren C. Scroggins, Jr. [35540], Dennis Scroggins ], Doyle Scroggins and wife, Wanda, Blane Scroggins [34183] and wife, Dorothy [34184] all of Nacogdoches, Jim Burns and Joe Burns, both of Houston, Texas and many other relatives and friends. Viola was loved and will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, Andrew and Willie Lozano, Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Davis; two sons, Doyle Mack Davis and Charles Davis; a brother, Leon Lozano; and two sisters, Felma Burns and Marie Scroggins [48865]. Pallbearers will be Bobby Deason, Billy Deason, Jacob DeLoney, James Sanchez Jr., Colton Jernigan, Jamie Wright, John Wright and William Linder. Visitation with Viola's family will be Monday, August 17, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Catholic charity of your choice. Laird Funeral Home

Published in The Daily Sentinel on August 17, 2009

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