Mrs. Viola N. Price

Viola Nadyne Price (Jackson) was born November 1, 1949 to Naydine and Henry Jackson in Columbus, Ohio. She was the youngest of four children; Henry W. Jackson Jr; Mary E. Jackson and Harry (Vera) Jackson, Viola was also a mother of 3 children, Rhonda, Thurman (Kathy), Kevin (Deanna) Pleasant. She was a grandmother of 5 beautiful grandchildren, Rashad, Shanika, Zhane Pleasant, Dashon Redman, Javaiha Pleasant and a host of nieces and nephews.

Viola was an employee at Children’s Hospital for 28 years where she gained many friends. She attended St Aloysis Catholic Church. At the young age of 12 she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She rededicated her life to Christ at The Potters House of God on January 12, 2012.

Her official name may have been Viola Price, but her family and close friends never called her Viola. She was called by many heartfelt names. Her children greeted her in their own individual way. Rhonda’s name for her mom was “cutie”. Kevin called her “Mom Benis, her nieces called her “Auntie Dizzle”, “Aunt DeDe” or just plain “DeDe”. Her close friends called her “Mrs. Vi” but we couldn’t leave out Buggy, his nickname for her was “Whispers or “Raspy Vi”.

DeDe loved her hobbies. Back in the day it was known for her to be seen with her bag full of yarn to keep her hands busy while she sat around with a group of friends laughing and cracking jokes. She would be known to dance and have a great time with her learned and perfected dance called “the snake’. Her cooking would draw crowds, but you should know this: She was a Jackson and they can cook.

During Christmas time you knew to get you Rum Cake order in before the deadline because her Rum Cakes were “drunkly” good. Do you remember her cabbage rolls? She loved her family and friends and would be a great person to to for single mother advice. Even though she was ill she didn’t allow her sickness to keep her from smiling and enjoying her grandkids and children “Vi DeDe” would always be more concerned about the family and friends than she was about herself. This is who she really was and will be to all of us. The calmness that she possessed was a gift brought and left with us all to remember her by along with the smile.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral Service 10:00am Saturday, June 22, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am expressing my deepest condolences to the Price families,for the passing of Mrs.Viola.Many have found comfort from this scripture, “When anxieties overwhelmed me,you(Jehovah)comforted and soothed me” .Psalm 94:19

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you can take comfort in knowing God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress. Psalms 46:1

  3. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Price family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) It is not God’s purpose originally for mankind to grow old, get sick and die. To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love, Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

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