Ms. Viola Louise Branch, 73, of 13431 River Otter Rd, Chesterfield, Virginia, transitioned to her heavenly home on December 27, 2020, at Chippenham Hospital in Midlothian, Virginia.\n\n\n\nViola was a native of Chester, Virginia; however, she lived most of her life in Hopewell, Virginia where she worked numerous jobs, including John Randolph Convalescent Center (nurse's assistant) and a well-respected Pipe Fitter at Honeywell International, Inc., where she retired.\n\n\n\nShe gave her life to Christ at an early age when she attended The Greater Bethesda Bible Way Church in Petersburg, Virginia. More recently, she was a member of Destination Church in Hopewell, Virginia until her health declined.\n\n\n\nViola enjoyed numerous things, but her most important treasures were her five children. Second to her children were her extended family. She enjoyed traveling, going to the casino with friends and family, playing games, going to family events such as cookouts and family reunions, and cooking (she published a cookbook). She had a wealth of knowledge about her family (whom she loved dearly) and was often called upon to recollect events that took place and names of cousins and others on the family tree. When there was a family reunion, she was always somewhere in the coordination process (smile).\n\n\n\nViola is preceded in death by her parents Ernest Nelson and Alma Bostic (Jessie); her brothers Eugene (Ethel), Kenny, Clarence (Jessie), and Donald; her sisters Evelyn (Bobby) and Deloris and one grandson - Cameron Branch. She leaves behind to cherish her memory a sister, Eather Underwood (Marcus), a daughter Sandra Register (Charles), four sons: Fernandus (Tracy), Adrian, Rolandus (Karen) and Lorenza (Tennille); 13 grandchildren: Nathaniel (Angela), Frederick (Jennifer), Denzel, Sophia, Christian, Sariah, Semira, Tariq, Shanell, Terrell, Kametra (Aaron), Rolandus Jr., and Quiera. She also had 10 great-grandchildren: Dillon, Caleb, Gabriel, Halaina, Jebril, Cameron, Azariah, Zaya-Karen, Tynasia, and Kyriee and a whole host of nieces (devoted: Deborah Ruffin) and nephews whom she loved, and they loved her. Additionally, she had two devoted friends: Janice Johnson (from childhood) and Tilda Holloway (from the early 1970s).\n\nFuneral service will be Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:30 AM. Interment Lively Community Cemetery.