Violet Lee Reddish Walls of Laurel went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2023. Violet was born on Jan. 14, 1933 to Clyde and Erna Reddish.

Violet grew up in Athol and Mardela Springs, Md. She graduated from Mardela High School in 1950 where her class was the first required to attend 12 years. She was the last surviving female out of a total of 22 students for her graduating class. She married Dallas Walls on June 2, 1951. In past years, Violet attended the Bethel United Methodist Church and was involved in their Count On Me Club and taught Sunday School. Most recently, until health issues prevented otherwise, she attended King’s United Methodist Church where she was involved in their women’s group and Bible studies.

Family was a precious priority and in addition to all the cherished holidays and birthday get-togethers, the family would also gather together on many Sundays just to spend time with each other. While most of her married life Violet was a stay-at-home mom, she had worked in the Laurel School District cafeterias, later working at Ames, Woods Restaurant, Deluxe Dairy, Mike’s Sub Shop and Johnny Janosik. Her most rewarding jobs, though, were being a foster grandparent and serving in the HOSTS Program at North Laurel Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two much-loved sons-in law David Cordrey and Oliver Adkins. Violet is survived by her four children Dianne Adkins, Nancy Cordrey, Michael Walls (Kathy Palmer), and Susan Cooper; eight grandchildren Nicole Gordy, Jeffrey Adkins, Abby Allen, Laurie Monteith, Katy Cordrey, Shawn Cooper, Alan Walls and Shane Walls; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris Walls; and a lovingly devoted niece, Shirley Jager. She will always be dearly loved by her family and will be missed more than words can express. Her family takes comfort in knowing that their mom, mom-mom and granny is now living her favorite hymn, “In the Garden.”

A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel. Pastor Johnny Rogers officiated. The family would like to thank Vitas for their attentive care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the United Spinal Association, 120-34 Queens Blvd., #320, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 ( or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 ( Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.