The funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Fannie Lee Jefferson Oliver was born March 1, 1922 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Lyles Jefferson and the late Susie Clark Stewart. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert King, Carrie Lillie Lloyd, W.C. Stewart, Willie O. Town, Leola Oliver, Viola Sumblin, Cora B. Cephus and Essie Mae Mallard. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County whereas she was a graduate of the Pinehill Color School and later she attended the Davis Chapel Community School.
The family moved into the city of Oglethorpe where she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. She served on the Women Missionary Auxiliary Board for a number of untiring years and she supported every facet of the church she loved so well.
She was united in holy matrimony in 1942 to the late George “G” Oliver, who passed away in 1982.
Fannie had a great life, she enjoyed designing and quilting fashionable quilts and sharing them with her family and dear friends. She kept a beautiful yard with multi color flowers and with a variety of arrangements. And in her garden was a variety of vegetables and fruits that she canned and shared with family and friends also.
She leave a legacy with beautiful memories with her beloved nephews and nieces she reared which include: Stanley Stewart (and his wife, Mary), William Stewart Jr. (and his wife Cynthia) and Linda Stewart; a host of great nephew and nieces including Michael Stewart, Quintina Clark, Shannon Stewart, LaShondia Harp, and Kabresha Harp; sister-in-law, Martha Stewart; a host of other beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephew; and a host of cousins and friends and Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church Family. A Special Thank You to the staff/nurse at the Montezuma Health Care Center and the Phoebe Sumter Hospice of Americus, Georgia.