Viola Brewton was born February 2, 1955, to the late Abe and Elvie Brewton, in Reidsville, Ga. She answered God’s call to come home, so she transitioned on November 25, 2023 from the Bethany/ Oaks in Vidalia, Ga. She was reared by her parents in the country on Mr. Jimmie Kennedy’s Farm. Enjoying the simple life always surrounded and loved by family. She loved fishing, attending sport events, cooking and singing.
Viola is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jake Betterson and Abe Martin Brewton, two sisters, Gwen Smith and Mildred Haley.
Viola attended Tattnall Industrial High School and was a 1973 graduate of Reidsville High School where she played basketball all four years, softball one year, a participant of the Future Homemakers of America for three years, the 4-H program one year, and she was in the chorus for two years. She took advantage of the times her jobs were discontinued and continued her education at Ogeechee Technical College.
Viola learned good work ethics from her parents and grandparents while living at home. As she entered the work force, she was employed by Roydon Wear Manufacturing in Reidsville, Ga. after high school. In 1996 until 2000 she was employed by Ithaca Manufacturing in Glennville, Ga. In 2002 until 2005 she was employed by Reidsville Family Enrichment Center. In 2005 until 2007 she was employed by Toombs County Head Start in Lyons, Ga, and in 2007 she was employed by Pineland Mental Health in Reidsville where she transported the clients as well as cooked nutritious meals for them until 2017.
Viola joined Springfield Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and faithfully served in the youth department, a participant of bible study, Sunday school and other discipleship ministries. She served on the kitchen committee where she helped prepare many delicious meals for the church family and the community. Her dedication and devotion to God was enjoyed by all who sang with
her in the senior choir and those that heard the anointed voice that God blessed her2 with as she sang many favorites such as, “If I Had My Ticket Lord, Can I Ride”, “Just A Few Things That the Lord Has Done”, “You Ought to Run and Tell That”, and many more. The favorite for many will remain sketched in our memory, “Sending Up My Timber.” She loved her Pastor, Rev. Dr. Will White, the
ministerial staff and church family. She was a member of the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Association and a member of her prayer group for over 20 plus years. Viola’s love was simple and untainted because she loved people for who
Viola began singing during her high school years in the late 60’s and early 70’s with the group called The Rose of Sheron. Later another group was formed called The Golden Echoes and they were loved and supported by the community to go forth and record an album of original music.
Viola leaves to cherish her precious memories one son, Robert Alexander (Jennifer) Lawson of Jacksonville, Fla. Three grandchildren, Marquese and Chelsii Lawson of Jacksonville, Fla, Mikel Green of Shang Hai, China. One brother, Elder Steven (Mordena) Richardson of Reidsville, Ga, and one sister, Marvine Ward of Augusta, Ga. One aunt, Vivian Sanders of Eulonia, Georgia, 11 nephews, 11 nieces, 23 great nephews, 22 great nieces, and a host of cousins and friends. The body of Springfield M.B.C. and all the surrounding churches from county to county will cherish her memories as well.
The family will recieve friends beginning at 5:00pm on Friday, December 1, 2023 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Reidsville.
Pallbearers will be Anton Bradley, Elton Sanders, Sean Colwell, Terry Calhoun, Jr. and Willis Carswell.
Low Country Cremation and Burial has the honor to serve the family of Viola Brewton.