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Viola Tolbert

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 list.

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