OBITUARY

Viola Becoat Taylor

September 9, 1930February 21, 2021
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Viola Becoat Taylor was born in Pamplico, South Carolina on September 9, 1930 to Novella Robinson and Henry Becoat, at their home on the ranch. She was one of the eldest daughters and helped care for her younger siblings. Following her formal education, Viola married Leroy Campbell, who proceeded her in death, and migrated with their growing family to New York City in search of better opportunities. The union produced three daughters, Esther, Bertha and Winifred (Ann). Following the death of her first husband, Viola married Charles Taylor, who helped raise her three beautiful daughters.

For over 30 years Viola Taylor worked hard doing domestic work and volunteering her time at Dewitt Reformed Church, where she became a Deaconesses, in addition to being an avid member of the choir and regularly attended bible studies. She spent her life helping others and ensuring that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were cared for and maintained a connection to their Becoat and Robinson family roots. Upon retirement, Viola spent a few years back home in Pamplico, SC, before spending her remaining days with her daughter Bertha and son-in-law Robelto, first in Georgia and then Virginia. Viola gave us ninety beautiful years of laughter and love and was known to family as the dancing queen. Her family and her unwavering faith were two of the most important aspects of her life.

Viola is survived by her daughter Bertha (Robelto) Joshua; brother Calvin (Henriette) Becoat; sisters Rozena Davis and Rachel Becoat; son-in-law Walter Biggett; grandchildren Maurice Joshua, Tilia (Allen) Joshua Stotts, Samuel Joshua, Gabriel Joshua, Leshan Campbell, Regina Leecraft, Blake Campbell and Walter Franklin Biggett; great-grandchildren: Gabryana Joshua, Lakiya Joshua, Aalasia Joshua, Gabar Joshua, Gabrielle Joshua, Dean Stotts, Emma Stotts, Angelica Campbell, Sarah Goode, Noah Poole, Noel Poole and Siarah Poole; great-great-granddaughter Eva Owens, along with a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Viola Taylor was loved by friends and family from all corners of the US.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Patricia Belcher

February 28, 2021

Mom, as I gently called her was so sweet and alive. She kept me laughing during our conversations because she always kept it 100%. Dancing I Love, she would out dance me. Rest in paradise Queen Mother Viola. Bertha you and your Family have my condolences and I will keep you in my prayers always Love Pat

Gloria Washington

February 26, 2021

I remember the first time I met mama
Viola with her daughter Bertha, she was
Full of energy and a beautiful Smile!!!
Mama was always so humble and a absolute pleasure to be around.. you will be missed by all ... the way I saw her great grandchildren help care for her was amazing .. I am sending my heartfelt
Condolences to her daughter Bertha, son in law Joshua, her great- grandchildren and the entire family. May our Lord Jesus Christ 🙏🏽Bless the family.
From, The Washington’s
Gloria,Keith, Daria, Jo. Andre & Kevin💔

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