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Davis-Frazier, Viola Was the first of seven children born to the late Osborn Thomas Davis and Hannah Ruth Mitchell-Davis on June 9, 1944 in Proctor, Arkansas. She went home to glory on March 21, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband Isaac H. Frazier; both parents; two brothers, Osborn T. Davis Jr. and Donnie Davis; and one sister, Cardelia Davis-Hart. On September 23, 1961, Viola married Isaac H. Frazier. They were married for nearly 50 years and this union was blessed with eight children: Anita, Isaac D., Tamara, Darrin, Donald, Demetrice, Talisa, and Charise. Viola was a loving mother that was devoted to her family. She worked as a homemaker for her husband and 8 children, and she worked outside the home during her life. She worked at Spiegel Catalog, Gary Auto Parts, and she retired from Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus as a diet clerk in 2000. Viola united with Trinity Cathedral Church of God in Christ at 1217 W. 25th Ave., Gary, IN in 1964. Viola has led a victorious life in Christ. She overcame blindness; she was a 12-year breast cancer survivor, and she lived with Alzheimer's for more than 9 years. She never let any of those things shake her faith and trust in God. Her memory will be cherished by her 8 children: Anita (Jessie Jr.) Watts, Portage, IN, Isaac (Renita) Frazier, Indianapolis, IN, Tamara (Thomas) Williams Lafayette, IN, Darrin Frazier, Gary, IN, Donald (Kim) Frazier, Lafayette, IN, Demetrice (Darren) Givens, Crown Point, IN, Talisa (Marc) Meekins, Desoto, TX, Charise (Dewayne) Shoffner, Indianapolis, IN; 16 grandchildren: Toishawna Williams, Thomas Williams Jr., Tasia Williams, Donyenne Frazier, Dominique Hopson, DeAndre Frazier, Rashad Givens, Sterling Givens, Jessica Watts, Peyton Watts, Markeith Flenorl, Darrin J. Frazier II, Lauren Frazier, Cameran Shoffner, Mason Meekins, Maddox Meekins; 9 great-grandchildren: TaSharra Moore, Kwanta Crawford, Cayden Williams, Keshawn Williams, Kegan Williams, Lelia Frazier, Tiana Frazier, Damarcus Flenorl, Damarion Flenorl. She will be missed by 3 sisters, Samella (Curtis) Savage, Cynthia Hall, and Debra (James) Taylor, Ethel Frazier, and Gwen Frazier; dear friend, Birdie Meekins, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 1217 W. 25th Ave. Gary, IN 46407. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Tree of Life MB Church, 2323 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN 46404 at 11 a.m., Elder William Smith officiating. Interment will be at Ridge Lawn Cemetery, 4401 W. Ridge Rd. Gary, IN.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 24, 2013
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