Violet Vi Sledge
Funeral Date: 5/4/2010

Violet “Vi” Sledge, age 81, of Warren, AR. died Sunday May 2, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born December 2, 1928 in Morrilton, AR. a daughter of the late Van Vint and Mattie Ashcraft Vint she was a retired co owner for 43 years of KWRF radio station in Warren and a member Calvary Baptist Church in Warren. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Lloyd Vint and Edward Vint. Survivors are her husband of 62 years, Weldon Sledge, 1 son Jimmy Sledge and spouse Gwen, Warren, AR., 2 daughters Phyllis Gathright and spouse Kenny, Little Rock, AR., Jane Jelks and spouse Bobby, Shreveport, LA., 5 grandchildren Michele Vocque, Bauxite, AR., Greg Ezell, Dallas, TX., Chad Sledge, Little Rock, AR., Kirt Sledge, Little Rock, AR., Payton Sledge, Warren, AR. 4 great-grandchildren and a good friend Sara Reep, Warren, AR. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday May 4, Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Rocky Goodwin and Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Kathy Morman. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Greg Ezell, Chad Sledge, Kirt Sledge, Clint Vocque, Bill Vint, Jamie Vint. Honorary pallbearers were Sara Reep, Roland Reep, Mike Vint and Pauline Sunday School Class. Memorials preferred to the WMA of Calvary Baptist Church or the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA in Warren, AR.



Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Mr. Weldon, Jimmy and the entire Sledge family, Our hearts are sadden as we learn of Mrs. Vi's death. She was a very sweet and loving person. Always had a kind word for everyone. You are in our thoughts and our prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort and Bless you. Love you all Brenda & Eddie

Name: Jack Vander Schilden
Message: Jimmy, Gwen, Chad, and the rest of the Sledge family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: Ms. Vi was a very special lady. She will truly be missed. Prayers to Weldon and family.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will surely miss Mrs. Vi at our Rebekah's Circle meetings. She was always so sweet & seemed to enjoy them so much.

Name: Becky Quimby
Message: Jane, I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. I wish I could spare you, Jim, Phyllis and Mr. Weldon the days ahead of you, but I can't. Just know that I will be praying for all of you. Love you.

Name: Hugh & Brenda Quimby

Name: Phil and Rosan Bynum
Message: Jimmy, Gwen, and family, So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

Name: Wanda Young
Message: Sorry for your loss.Wanda and Diddle Young.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Billy &Tanya Waldrop
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss, We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Jane and Family, You have all our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Steve Howard
Message: My prayers are with the family, am so sorry to hear of this loss of a really good lady.

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Jimmy and the entire Sledge family: We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers!

Name: French and Judy Wynne and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Vi was a lovely lady who loved her family dearly.

Name: Dale, Tanya, Hayden & Weston Smith
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Vi. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Name: Levie Angle
Message: So sorry for your loss.Your family will be in our prayers.The Angle Family

Name: Ashley Thomas
Message: So sorry to hear about Aunt Violet! you are all in our thoughts & prayers We love you! Ashley from Alaska (Cindy Vint's daughter)

Name: Lucinda Miles Chisman
Message: Dear Jane, Bobby and Family, thinking of you with love and prayers during the coming days...that you would experience God's peace, comfort and healing. Love, Lucinda

Name: Preston Bridges
Message: Preston and i were adden to hear of Vi death. We always enjoyed them so much and our association in the broadcasting business. We want you to know we care

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To the Sledge family: I was sad to hear of Mrs. Sledge's passing. She was a wonderful woman. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Fran & Ken VanDerZwalm
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Bill McNeil
Message: JIMMY AND Gwen, You are in our prayers, Bill and Myra

Name: Guy & Joyce Humphries
Message: Weldon, we are praying for you and your family. Seven years of worship with ya'll is a treasured memory. We are eager to praise God together with ya'll forever. Even so come Lord Jesus.

Name: Paula Earnest Garlington
Message: Doyle and I were saddened to hear that Mrs. Vi passed away. She was a very special lady. Please know that the entire Sledge family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Stan Willis
Message: Weldon,Sheila and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We always thought so much of Vi. Hope to see you soon.

Name: Stan & Martha (Vint) Guinn
Message: Uncle Weldon,Phyllis,Jane,Jimmy and all the Sledge Family, Aunt Violet looked so pretty and the service was so touching with all the wonderful memories. our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.You know that she,Dad,Granny, Papaw and Uncle Edward are rejoicing on the streets of gold. We all will miss her dearly,but juat know she is better off than we are. Take care, we love all of you. Stan,Martha, Jeff, Justin and Jennifer

Name: Johnnie Browning Thompson
Message: Dear Phyllis and family, Greg and Michelle, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Johnnie

Name: Gerald and Debbie Baker
Message: Mr. Sledge, I can't express to you how sorry we are for your loss. And the loss to Warren at the passing of Mrs. Vi. I am sure everyone who knew her will miss her.