Viola (Cain) Lee

July 30, 1925 ~ May 20, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:

Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

~ Revelations 14: 12 - 13


Viola C. Lee, began her journey through life on Thursday, July 30, 1925 in Greensville County, Virginia. She was the fourth of six children born to the parentage of the late Norman and Cora Moore Cain, Sr.

Viola was reared in the Greensville County Virginia, attending Independence School. Early in life, she accepted Christ, was baptized and she joined the Rocky Mount Baptist Church. As a dedicated parishioner, until her health declined, she was a member of the Senior Choir, Church Recording Secretary and was a member of the Missionary Ministry.

For many years, Viola worked as a Domestic Engineer for many throughout her community, including: Henry Bradley, Willow Mitchell, Martha Hudson, Mrs. Reavis (Lawrenceville, Virginia) and Independence United Methodist Church.

"When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Saturday, May 20, 2023 while in the care of Greensville Health & Rehabilitation Center, Emporia, Virginia Viola C. Lee recalled the refrain “It is well, it is well with my soul” and crossed the great divide, exchanging life for eternal rest. Her seeds are well-sown; her service on earth is complete, and she now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life. In addition to her parents, Viola was also preceded in death by: her husband, Roosevelt Lee; and her siblings, Louise Wright, Norman Cain, Jr., Clarence Cain, Cleveland Cain and Joseph Cain.

Viola leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy of love: her faithful and honorable son, William Lee of Chesterfield, Virginia; one grandson, Brandon J. Lee; two sons-at-heart, David Cain and Moses Green; daughter-at-heart, Linda Whitaker; nephews, Charles E. Cain, Samuel Green, James Cleveland Cain, Joseph Lewis Cain; niece, Maimie Wright; great-nieces, Antoinette Cain, Cherelle, Arianna, Zi’yon and Zayla Cain; brother-in-law, Otis Lee William; sister-in-law, Willie Bea Rawlings (Calvin); longtime friends, Gladys Cain, Rosa Mae Powell and Virginia Deberry; a host of other relatives and friends.

Viola was the last of the “Independence Church Road Crew”, Celestine Green, Alma Lucille Atkins and Hattie Marie Adams. Although she is no longer with us physically, her legacy will forever live on within the hearts of those she touched.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mrs. Lee's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


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to the family of Mrs. Viola C. Lee.

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May 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Homegoing Celebration
May 27, 2023

2:00 PM
Rising Star Baptist Church - Ante
3931 Brandy Creek Road
Emporia, VA 23847

Interment following funeral service
May 27, 2023

Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery
Independence Church Road


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