Floral 09

Viola Vivian Wilson

February 25, 1922 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 100) 100 Years Old



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Viola Vivian (Kindred) Wilson was born in Travis County in the community of Colton on February 25, 1922 to Mr. Nero Kindred Sr. and Mrs. Arkie (Evans) Kindred, now deceased.

The family moved to Austin where she attended, Gregory Town School (now Blackshear Elementary), Kealing Jr. High School and graduated from the original LC. Anderson High School. Viola also graduated from Beauty School and worked in various beauty shops through-out the city. She worked at Austin State School in the clothing department, where she enjoyed shopping for many students until she retired in 1984.

Viola was a faithful and loyal member of David Chapel Baptist Church for many years under the leadership of Pastor James E. Obey. She joined Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1994. She was a member of the Senior Mission. She loved to bake cookies and pound cakes for various church activities and for her family and friends. When it was her birthday, she liked to hear her name announced at church. In earlier days she enjoyed talking on the telephone, some phone conversations lasting over an hour.

Viola was a very active member in her community and worked with the Rosewood Glen Oaks Neighborhood Association for 30 or more years. She attended neighborhood meetings and went before the Austin City Council on many occasions. She was featured in the book "Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood" published by Dr. Jane H. Rivera, PhD and Gilberto C. Rivera. In 2001 she decided to move from her home to be with her daughter and family.

Viola is preceded in death by her husband John (Bobby) Wilson and her daughter Iris Ellan Wilson.

To celebrate her life today she is survived by her daughter, Lois Irene Wilson Coleman, her son Jihad Shakir, grandchildren Monica Coleman, Brandon Coleman, Tarik Shakir (lmane), Germaine Shakir (Linda) seven great-grandsons and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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September 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
September 24, 2022

1:00 PM
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
1800 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

September 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721


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