Violet Louise Addison was born to the late Helen and Dewey Isreal Sr on August 23, 1938, in Rockville MD. Violet attended Rockville Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High and graduated from Carver High school in 1956 where she was on the girls’ basketball team. Violet married Nathaniel Addison on August 3, 1958. They were married for 63 years. From their union they produced 5 children Barry, Nathaniel Jr., Sidney, Bryan and Kathy Addison.
Violet worked for Dr. Leonard P. Kapiloff for 43 years. First as a Dental Assistant, then she worked as a Supervisor of Advertisement at the Sentinel Newspaper. She then worked at the Washington Jewish Week as a Front Desk Receptionist. She retired in 1999 to care for her father Dewey Isreal Sr.
Violet was a sports enthusiast. She particularly loved to travel and watch her grandsons Terrell (T.J.) and Travis play basketball throughout the United States. She also supported her niece Angie playing basketball internationally. When she was in West Berlin, she brought back a piece of the Berlin Wall.
She was a devoted grandmother to all her grandchildren, especially to Terrell (T.J.) and Travis John who she helped raise. When she became a great grandmother, she just blossomed even more. She loved spending time with Tamara’s girls Lamiyah, Zyla, Alana and T.J.’s kids, Isreal (Izzy) and Ilahah (mama).
Violet was a HUGE Redskins fan, now known as the Washington Football team. She traveled extensively with the Foxy 2 who sponsored many trips to Redskins games. Wherever a game was she made sure she attended dressed to impress in her Redskin gear. Her favorite form of communication was the telephone. She was always chatting with family and friends about all subjects. If she left you a message you always knew the date and time she called.
She was also a member of the social club Charlie’s Angels with Charlie Adams as the club’s Charlie. The club hosted many cabarets, pool parties and social gatherings at Charlie’s. She enjoyed playing the slot machines in Charlie’s basement.
Anyone who knew Violet, knew she was always dressed to impress! Her hair, make-up, nails and feet were always on point. 200 Frederick Avenue was always the place for the family to get together for fun. We danced, told jokes, played cards, sang, ate and of course, DRANK. Dewey Isreal was always the wine maker and Violet was always the wine taster. More than anything Violet loved to DANCE! She was always the one in the middle of the floor break dancing and kicking her legs up. The family truly loved them some Violet!!
Violet is predeceased by her children Sidney, Kathy and Bryan Addison, her brothers Dewey Isreal Jr and Clarence (Jackson) Isreal. She is survived by Nathaniel Addison Sr., Barry and Nathaniel Addison Jr, grandchildren Terrell (T.J.), Travis and LaTonya Addison, Tamera Smith, Shawnita Eaton, Stevie and Whitney Turner, 7 greatgrandchildren, 3 Sisters, Bernadette (Penny) Coffie, Patricia (Patty) Johnson, Doris (Peewee) Prather, Hollis Addison, Lucy (Harold Dyson), Joseph (Brenda) Addison and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.