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TRENTON - Viola Wilson, 89, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Capital Health Regional Medical Center at Hopewell.
Born in Trenton and a lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Trenton Central High School and Hampton Institute in Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She also attended Trenton State College where she majored in special education and juvenile delinquency. Viola went on to serve for two years as a recreational director in the U.S. Army Special Service Division in Nuremberg, Germany. She then became a teacher and taught in the Trenton school system for a short period. She then went to work for the New Jersey Training School for Girls, as a Supervisor of Cottage Life and Supervisor at The Skillman Training School for Boys. Viola
retired after working 32 years for the New Jersey Department of Corrections and had earned the rank of lieutenant. Viola was very active in the community and in children's programs. As a member of Union Baptist Church of Trenton, she taught Sunday School, daily vocational Bible school, and was assistant den mother for the Cub Scouts. She also served with the trustee board and as the financial secretary for The Union Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of the NAACP, Hampton Institute Alumni Association and American Correction Association.
Predeceased by her husband, Wilbert Wilson, and her parents, Alfred and Indiana Victor, she is survived by her son, Walter Hosey, Sr. (Deborah) of Trenton; two grandchildren, Walter, Jr. of Oaxaca, Mexico and Devon Hosey of Washington, D.C.; her cousin, Marie Redd of Trenton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, 301 Pennington Ave. Pastor Simeon D. Spencer, officiating. Visitation from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment will be at Ewing Cemetery, Ewing Township. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, Trenton.
Published in The Trentonian on Oct. 28, 2012
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