COLUMBIA — Violet A. (Mitchell) Paige, 86, of Columbia passed away March 20, 2014 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Violet was born February 23, 1928 in Columbia, Missouri to Hubert and Martha Jane (Calloway) Mitchell.
Violet was married to Reverend Oscar W. Paige Jr. She attended Douglas High School. Violet spent her professional career with the University of Missouri as a cook. She prepared meals for the hospital, fraternities, and sororities. Once retired, she continued to be a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother until she became ill.
Survivors include her daughter, Veronica Flowers of Columbia; a son, Nathaniel Paige of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Violet was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reverend Oscar Paige Jr.; her parents; two brothers, Mayo and Hubert Mitchell Jr.; two sisters, Edna Mae and Viola; a great-grandson Dominic; and two nieces, Wanda Diane and Linda Sue (Susie).
The visitation is from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the children and grandchildren in care of Memorial Funeral Home.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.