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Mrs. Viola Elizabeth (Roberts) Graham

February 12, 1935 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 86)


Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Roberts Graham, daughter of the late Neil and Mary Jane
Townsend Roberts, was born on February 12, 1935 in Dillon County, South Carolina.
She answered her heavenly Father’s call from labor to reward on Friday, January 28,
2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Viola attended Dillon County Schools and graduating from Robeson
Community College. She was employed by Converse, Incorporated and Gaston Sealey
Family for more than thirty years.
Mrs. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Magnolia R.
Campbell and Mary Francis Roberts, one brother; Neil Archie Roberts and one son;
Benjamin Franklin Roberts.
Mrs. Viola accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Matthew AME Church,
Hamer, S.C. She relocated to Fairmont and joined the Star of Bethlehem Missionary
Baptist Church where she was an active member for over sixty years. She served on
the usher and nurse’s aide board, senior choir and the culinary department until her
failing health.
Mrs. Viola was affectionately called by her grandchildren Grandma. She was
also known to so many as Sister, Ms. Sister Babe and Ma Ma Vi. She loved people,
and she was an avid cook who believed in feeding the community. Mrs. Viola was
recognized for her outstanding service in the community and was awarded “Missionary
of the Year” under the leadership of Dr. Joy J. Johnson.
Mrs. Viola leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, William W. Graham;
one son, John Wesley Roberts of Fairmont, NC; four daughters, Cynthia Moody, Tampa
Florida, Judy Green (Edward), Baldwin, New York, Glenda Gerald (Willie) Fairmont,
NC, Carolyn Hyman, Winston Salem, NC; eleven grandchildren; Latonya Stephens,
Marcus Moody, Montrail Williams (Tonya), Tyrone Williams, Dasarea Hyman, Martel
Moody, Aaron (AJ) Hyman, Jr., Yolanda Green, Jehnquetta Hyman-Boyd (Kyle),
Michael Green and Charles (Chris) Corbett, II; seventeen great- grands; three great-
great-grand; two sisters- in- law; Sallie Mae Winslow and Marjorie Graham, Rowland,

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February 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service
200 Sandy Street
Fairmont, NC 28340

Celebration of Life
February 5, 2022

1:00 PM
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church
907 Martin Luther King Dr
Fairmont, NC 28340

Resting Place

Fairmont Memorial Park
Marion Stage Road
Fairmont, NC 28340

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