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Thomas H. Oliver

January 26, 2019
Thomas H. Oliver
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Obituary for Thomas H. Oliver

Thomas H. Oliver, 75, died January 26, 2019.

Minister Thomas H. Oliver was born in Hernando, MS on May 23, 1943 to the late Charlie and Jattie Oliver.

He was saved at the age of 16. He was a member of Watson C.O.G.I.C under the leadership of Elder Woods. He later joined St. Luke C.O.G.I.C in 1962 under the leadership of Elder W.E. Garner. He remained a faithful member under the leadership of Supt. Walter Shannon and Pastor Earl Shannon.

Minister Thomas H. Oliver served as Chairman of the deacon board and president of Y.P.W.W. He was a faithful member of the trustee board and the choir. He enjoyed late night cookouts and fellowship with the men of St. Luke as they prepared for Member Appreciation Day. His saying was, “I just want the food done when the people get here.”

He was an employee at Joseph E. Seagram in 1964 until 1984 when he started Oliver Trucking until his retirement.

Minister Thomas H. Oliver was united in Holy Matrimony to Bessie Mae Hamilton, his “Bae”, on January 7, 1962 (57 years). To this union 8 children were born. He was the proud father of Sandra (Odis Jr.), Jacqueline (Willie), Thomas Eric, Terence (Marieta), Merinda (Eric), Kelvin, Stacy (Eureco), Tracy (Demetra). He was also the loving grandfather of 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One son-in-law and one grandchild preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish a sister, Katie Williams. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death, Samuel Oliver, Willie Oliver, Charlie Oliver Jr. and Robbie Hilliard.

He also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and family and friends.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901) 379-0861.

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Visitation

Friday

1

Feb

4:00 PM 2/1/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

2

Feb

10:00 AM 2/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke Church of God in Christ

7491 Hacks Cross Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

St. Luke Church of God in Christ
7491 Hacks Cross Rd. Olive Branch 38654 MS
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Feb

11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke Church of God in Christ

7491 Hacks Cross Rd.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

St. Luke Church of God in Christ
7491 Hacks Cross Rd. Olive Branch 38654 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Southwoods Final Resting Place

5484 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125

5484 Hacks Cross Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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