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Viola Smith

Viola Smith (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Viola Smith (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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November 19, 2020 "Bless your sweet heart and talent, a bar to be still met. Condolences to your relatives, we lost a piece of history" - cecilia preziose (anchorage, AK)
November 09, 2020 "Oh my, what an incredible drummer she was. And to live to almost 108. Truly a satisfying live. Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period."
November 04, 2020 "Deepest condolences to the Smith family, many, many friends, and fans. Ms. Viola Smith was the "fastest girl drummer in the world," to many she will NEVER be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with the loss of Ms. Smith. May her contribute to the music industry keep her memory alive forever. " - Darlene (DC)
November 04, 2020 "We were always happy to visit with you. I admire you for all you accomplished. " - Donna (Vi’s niece) Bartash Meccia (Georgetown, TX)
November 02, 2020 "Rest in peace! " - . BJ (IL)
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Obituary for Viola Smith
Viola Smith was a drummer billed as the “fastest girl drummer in the world,” playing for big bands in an era when few professional musicians were...
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