Our Heavenly Father called Mrs. Geneva Oliver home on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Grace (Rowell) Heard.
Mrs. Oliver was a long-time member of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where she was director of ushers and president of the senior usher board. Every year she was selected as one of the team captains for the annual Women's Day fundraising effort in support of the church's building fund.
Mrs. Oliver retired from Danville Country Club in 1997 after 35 years of service. She also had a catering and janitorial business.
Mrs. Oliver's hobbies were sewing and cooking. She also was a caregiver and financial manager for many family members and friends.
Mrs. Oliver was a very elegant woman who loved fashion, particularly hats. She knew all the proper manners and teachings of Emily Post.
Mrs. Oliver leaves to cherish her memories a son, Derrick L. Oliver; a daughter, Dina L. (Maurice, deceased) Freeman; and 11 grandchildren, Anthony (Kim) Carter, LaJuana Anglin, Roger Crosby-Croom, Mario (Tiffany) Crosby, Latoria Croom, Derrick Warren, Derdrick Oliver, Mikyle Freeman, DeNajia and Elizabeth Oliver. She has 25 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Latonya Oliver; and a special niece and daughter-at-heart, Darline L. Muldrew.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles E. and James O. Croom; a grandson, Eric Criss; and a great-great-granddaughter, Taliah Brigham.
A Celebration of Life will commence at noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, 609 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Officiating: Pastor U. Pete Williams. Interment: Atherton Cemetery.
Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memorials may be sent by accessing www.leekandsonfuneralhome.com