Viola King Tweed

viola tweed

March 1, 1932 ~ April 2, 2023

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Viola King Tweed, 91, of Leicester, North Carolina passed away peacefully at the Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom she had touched in some loving way throughout her beautiful life.

Viola was one of ten children born to the late Coy and Netter (Ledbetter) King, and was the beloved wife of the late Bruce Tweed for over 57 years.

Ms. Tweed loved the Lord with all her heart and wasn’t ashamed to share Jesus with anyone she met. She was a proud and founding member of Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully attended. As a farmer’s wife, she learned to make a little go a long way, often feeding hungry harvest crews from the fields as family and friends combined their efforts to put up hay and tobacco. On the farm, Viola perfected her skills of baking biscuits and cornbread, making jams, pickles, jellies, canning, sewing, quilting, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.

A wonderful and loving wife, mother, sister, and Mamaw, she is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bruce Tweed, son Ellery Bruce Tweed, an infant daughter, and siblings, Lewis, Millard, Curtis, Bill, and Gordon King, and Gladys Nash, Vernie Owens, Vever Gregg, and Venie Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Earlene Ball and husband Michael of Leicester; grandchildren, Tina Blanchette and husband Steve, Daniel Tweed and wife Melissa, Dana Roberts and husband Chad, and Jennifer Rice and husband Kevin; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Gracie, Jay, D.J., Audrey, Lilah, and Jaxon; step-grandchildren, Chase, Andrew, Hannah, Caleb, Tessa, Kerrigan, Brittany and Austin; and several great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dean Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

While flowers are accepted and appreciated, the family requests that donations be made to the Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Building.

Arrangements are by Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.


Visitation: April 4, 2023 11:00 am

Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
300 Newfound Road
Leicester, NC 28748

Funeral Service: April 4, 2023 12:00 pm

Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
300 Newfound Road
Leicester, NC 28748

Burial: April 4, 2023 1:00 pm

Community Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Dix Creek #2
Leicester, NC 28748

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a loving woman and a great neighbor.

  2. She was such a wonderful neighbor to me and my whole family. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.

  3. I will miss my good friend but will look forward to seeing her again. My prayers are with the family.

  4. We are so very sorry to hear of Viola’s passing. We will all miss her greatly. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. I will miss Aunt Oy. Praying God gives you all the grace and the strength you stand in need of. He will comfort like no other can. I love you all very much!

  6. Earlene and family
    I am so very sorry to hear of Viola’s passing. May you find comfort in the many fond memories you have of her.

    • Thanks so much. I was thinking of you the other day. Mom was wondering how you were doing. Didn’t know how to get in touch. Think of you often. Mom praised the Lord all the way home. Love you. 828-713:7339

  7. Earlene and Family, I just learned of your mothers passing. Larry and I are so very sorry for your loss. I know your mom will be missed. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

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