Viola Streater

Obituary of Viola Streater

Viola D. Streater, formerly of Haddonfield, New Jersey, was born July 10, 1938, to Estelle (Jackson) and Buck Streater. 

As a young woman, Viola was a member of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Haddonfield, where she sang on the choir with her mother, Estelle; sister, Eileen; and cousin, Quinzell Mozee.

In 1961, Viola or “Sister” as she was affectionately called by family, moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey,

Where she opened a community store on Indiana Avenue.   She later was employed by Manhattan Cleaners, in Atlantic City as a presser and seamstress until retirement.

Viola was a giving spirit; she loved visiting and spending time with her cousins from Haddonfield and Camden, New Jersey.  She loved listening to Classic R & B music, eating soul food and drinking Rolling Rock Beer.  She perfected her famous glazed pig’s feet, and would combine them with a collard and mustard greens mix, potato salad and cornbread.  Often throughout the years, family and friends would call, or stop by and say, “Vi, when are you going to make some pig’s feet.”

Viola was loved by everyone who she developed a relationship with. Her smile and warm heart was special. There’s one thing that everyone who knew Viola could attest to.  An example of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra, “She did it her way.”

Viola is predeceased by: parents, Estelle and Buck Streater; brother, Sonny Streater; and nephew, Jonathan Streater.

Viola leaves to cherish her memories:  sons, Robert (Sonya) Anderson of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Daryl (Deborah) Anderson of Roanoke, Virginia, Bryon Anderson of Atlantic City, New Jersey; daughters, Monique Anderson, Eileen and Stephanie Garrett all of Atlantic City; a sister, Eileen (Purvis) Ricks of Burlington, New Jersey; grandchildren, Shanda, Renie , Daryl, Jr. and Kwmire Anderson, Jade (Victor) Gambrell, Bryon Wilson, Shadeed and Atira Rice, Lee Lee Mells, Kwali Salon, Dwayne Jackson, Daekwon and Qu’ron Summers, Angel Cooper and Azahira Gilliard; great grandchildren,  Bryson and Quamir Anderson; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be Noon, Saturday, August 4, 2018, Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ, where friends may call from 10AM.

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.