Viola Shores Pillow
Viola Shores Pillow
  • July 7, 1927 - November 30, 2017
  • Evington, Virginia

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Viola Shores Massie Pillow, 90, of Evington went to be with her Lord Thursday, November 30, 2017 from her residence surrounded by her family.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Walter "Bud" Shores and Annie Cofflin Shores. Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Henry Massie and her second husband Lloyd Oscar Pillow.

Viola was retired from Young Moving & Storage. She was a longtime faithful member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and served in the Choir for 60 years.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria P. Rogers and two brothers, Milton Shores and Earl Shores.

She is survived by one son, G.T. Massie and his wife Marti of Monroe; one daughter, Nancy M. Towery and her husband Steve of Gladys; one sister, Florine Shores of Lynchburg; eight grandchildren, Tina Ramsey, Shawn Fellers, Tammy Cyrus, Gavin Massie, David Pillow, Brandi Pillow, Kelsey Huff & Linda Black and 13 great grandchildren.

A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at her residence.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.