Another angel on Earth has been called back to
duty in heaven.
Viola Tolbert, a loving, giving, kind, and very spiritual
person has gone to be with the Father. Her deeds will never go forgotten by the
ones she left behind because there were so many. Never another person of such a
simple life has touched so many so deeply since the death and resurrection of
Christ our Lord and Savior. The lives she touched went all the way from the
indigent people of the streets to the Principal Chief of the Muskogee Creek
Nation. She served pastors and congregants, family, friends, and strangers all
alike as though she was serving Jesus.
We mourn the loss of a friend and family member and celebrate
the home coming of another soul to heaven.
Viola is survived by her mother, Evelyn Smith, daughter,
Shelly Spears, brothers; Byron Smith, Robert Smith, Hank Smith, two
grandchildren Emily Snow, Zachary Snow and many other family members to many to
Viola resided in Okmulgee, Oklahoma the entire span of her
life here on Earth and was employed by her church, Deliverance Tabernacle and by
the Chief of the Muskogee Creek Nation, A.D. Ellis.
Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on June 29, 1949 she was 59 years
of age when she left this world on November 19, 2008 of our Lord.
Preceded in death was her father, Lloyd B. Smith, husband,
Ellis Tolbert, daughter, Sandra L. Harvey, all of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
The family suggests memorials be made in the name of her
grandchildren in care of Deliverance Tabernacle Church in lieu of flowers.
Services held by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home at
Deliverance Tabernacle on East 13th Street in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and
graveside services at Morris Cemetery, South of Morris, Oklahoma on November 25,
2008 at 1:00 P.M. Viewing will be on Monday, November 24, 2008 at the
McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Online condolences may be made at