Lion Viola Randle of Fulshear-Simonton Club Has Passed
Viola Randle of Fulshear-Simonton Lions Club passed away at age 96. Lion Viola, a Charter member of the Club, was a community icon. Everyone knew Viola, loved her for her kindness and humor, and highly respected her opinions. A lifelong resident of Fulshear, she rose from humble beginnings to great success through her faith, business savvy and energy. She served as Fulshear mayor in the 1990s, ran her own hauling business, and influenced leaders on the city’s vision during its explosive growth. Her proudest achievement during her administration was the construction of the Irene Stern Community Center, a large gathering space for seniors and civic events.
As a Lion, Viola led a project to clean-up and improve the historic Black cemetery in Fulshear. She kept us informed of city developments and historical sites through her association with the Historic Commission. She delighted in working the Lions’ food booths at the Fulshear festivals and the Fort Bend County Fair. Viola leaves us with an inspiring example of leadership through service.