Zillie "Viola" (Moody) Greene

April 19, 1931 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Zillie "Viola" Greene Obituary

Zillie “Viola” Moody Greene was born in Watauga County, NC on April 19, 1931.  She was one of eight children of William G. Moody and Beuna E. Moody.  Her parents, brother, Dwight Moody, six sisters, Daisy Helen Moody, Virlee Mae Moody Parlier, Sarah Margaret Moody Harmon, Inez Moody Laudermelt, Vivian Irene Moody Greer, Virginia Moody Simmons, and husband, Yatsa Ford Greene preceded her in death.

Viola spent most of her adult years in Boone, NC and later years in Durham, NC.  Viola was a very private person and fiercely independent, often saying “I don’t need anyone to take care of me.”  She had a sweet tooth and favored chocolate ice cream.  Seeing her grandchildren or great-grandchildren or just the mention of their name always brought a smile to her face. While caring for her grandchildren in their childhood years, a staple meal of choice was “Oodles of Noodles & pickles” with an ice cream sundae for dessert.  Viola could recite the states and capitals in a song by memory even into her advanced years with dementia, often chuckling at the few parts that she said she would get stuck on.  She was always proud to share the accomplishments of her sons, with David working in the medical field and William in law enforcement.

Viola is survived by two sons, David Greene of Durham, NC, and William (Audrey) Greene of Fuquay-Varina, NC, two granddaughters, Angela (Jonathan) Inman of Apex, NC and Kimberly (Nick) Miceli of Chattanooga, TN, and by six great-grandchildren, Brayden, Addison, and Alex Inman and Grant, Sam, and Scarlett Miceli.

A memorial service for Viola will be conducted Friday afternoon, January 12, 2024, at 2 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mike Townsend.  The body will lie in state at the chapel from 1 until 2 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.  Interment will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.  Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2730 Tucker St., Suite 600, Burlington, NC 27215.

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