Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, January 11, 2013
Mariloyce (Wilson) Oliver, 71, of Nashville, a native of Rives, died Jan. 8, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Donelson Church of Christ, 2706 Old Lebanon Pike in Nashville, with visitation preceding the service from 1-3 p.m.
Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society on behalf of the Donelson/Hermitage Relay for Life.
Woodbine Funeral Home’s Hickory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Oliver was a very active member of Donelson Church of Christ, was hospitality chairman of the Stones River Woman’s Club, was the auxiliary chaplain for American Legion Unit 88 for more than 10 years and was the auxiliary chaplain for Department of Tennessee in 2004/2005. She was also a very active member of the Red Hat Society and an avid supporter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
She loved life, loved to dance and touched so many people. If you weren’t laughing when you met her, you soon would be.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and David Henry of Knoxville; her granddaughters, Taylor Henry and Chase Henry, both of Knoxville; her son, James E. Oliver Jr. of San Mateo, Calif.; and her fiancé, Lamar Hale of Murfreesboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyce and Mary Bell Wilson; and her brother, Wade Wilson, all of Rives, and her husband of 48 years, James E. Oliver Sr. (Major Retired USAF) of Union City.
Those who would like to leave, for the family, a memory of Mrs. Oliver or a fun experience they had with her, are asked to use the link supplied at www.Tennessean.com or go to www.caringbridge.org and type in Mariloyce Oliver.