Olivia Carrisalez King

July 1, 1951September 23, 2021
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Olivia Carrisalez King, 70, of Collierville, TN died Thursday, September 23, at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

Born in San Patricio County, Texas, she attended Gregory-Portland schools and later earned an associate’s degree. Olivia was a devoted mother and Navy wife raising three children. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Navy, she worked for DuPont, Memphis National Golf Club, and Collierville Elementary School as a financial secretary.

Olivia is preceded in death by her parents, Santos and Jose, her brothers, Fred and Tony, and her husband, Greg.

She is survived by her three sons, Jason, Wes, and Greg, and her grandchildren, Lily, Elsa, Max, Elijah, and Michael. She is also survived by her siblings, Alice Reyna, Joe Carrisalez, Mary Acuña, Jesse Carrisalez, Bea Heenan, Stella Morgan, Sue Hornsby; brothers and sisters-in-law, and many loving nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Visitation will be Friday October 1, 2021, from 6:30-8:30pm, and her funeral Mass will be Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:00am, both at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation, 360 Bray Station Road in Collierville, where she was a parishioner.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the KING family.


  • Santos and Jose, Parents (deceased)
  • Fred and Tony, Brothers (deceased)
  • Greg, Husband (deceased)
  • Jason, Wes, and Greg, Sons
  • Lily, Elsa, Max, Elijah, and Michael, Grandchildren
  • Alice Reyna, Joe Carrisalez, Mary Acuña, Jesse Carrisalez, Bea Heenan, Stella Morgan, Sue Hornsby, Siblings
  • She also leaves brothers and sisters-in-law, and many loving nieces and nephews and countless friends to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, October 2, 2021


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Debra Taylor

October 1, 2021

I did not know Olivia King, but I know how hard it is to lose a Mother and a Grandmother. My own mother passed away on June 26, 2021. All of you are in my prayers, known you loved your Mother very much. I have no children, and know what it feels like, to lose someone you love. Wish I could be a friend to help with all of you at this time. All of you had a great loving Mother and Grandmother, sister, that her lasting love will always be with you, since all of you have great memory's of her. Love and prayers to all of you.

Maria Paz Paig

September 30, 2021

On behalf of the Filipino Community in the Greater Memphis Area,
I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest sympathy to the Family of Olivia. Although we did not know Olivia , we enjoin the
community in supporting the King Family during this very difficult time , not only because we are of the same heritage but specially because of the tragic way that she died.

Reading the many tributes attached to her, she must have been
someone really special.

We profoundly feel and share your loss. We will keep her in our memory and we will keep her and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Theresa House

September 28, 2021

To Jason and the King family: May your mother Olivia's memory be a blessing. We have contributed $250 to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in her honor, and as our humble thanks for your family's service.

Deepest sympathies from your Knowledge Bowl friends (Berta, Janice, Brian, Theresa, Rahul, Danny, Jeff, Ross, Kate).

Colin Morrissey

September 28, 2021

I never knew Olivia, but she seemed like a great lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends in this difficult time for both them and the Collierville community.

Doey Barrar

September 28, 2021

To Olivia's family,
I didn't know her, but my sympathy goes out to her family with the tragic way in which she died! The picture they've showed of her with such a pretty smile on her face! May God wrap His loving arms around her family! Feel the love, support, & prayers of the community!❤🦋🙏

Pat Sebring

September 27, 2021

My heart breaks for Olivia's family. Such a terrible tragedy. She was a former neighbor of mine when I lived in Collierville. She and Greg raised incredible boys who were always polite and happy. Olivia had a kind heart and a beautiful smile. I'm a better person for knowing her. RIP sweet Olivia! ❤

Sandra Bills

September 27, 2021

I worked beside Olivia at First City Bank in Corpus back in the 70s and we were good friends back then. We eventually lost touch when she moved away.
I was a bridesmaid in her wedding and remember how hot it was in the Catholic Church that day in Gregory. It seemed like the longest wedding I had ever been in because we had all the usual Catholic ceremony and then what seemed to me a very large amount of Madrinas presenting the Lasso, dimes, etc. I think there were only 2 ceiling fans going and we attendants were standing up at various pews down the center aisle, sweating in our lovely dresses. Of course, Olivia was smiling, radiant and beautiful.
She had gorgeous long black hair and always wore dresses, was always ladylike and proper, but also fun. I never saw her in jeans back then. She had long, beautiful manicured nails and I was a nail biter, so she told me to always keep polish on my nails to keep from biting them.
I spent a few nights at her parents' house and had dinner with the family. One night I thought the mashed potatoes tasted different but were very good, so I wanted a second helping. I asked someone to please pass the mashed potatoes and the family started laughing. Olivia then informed me I had not been eating mashed potatoes but instead they were cow brains! Olivia and I laughed about that for months. My first taste and I had enjoyed it.
She was a lovely girl back then, always smiling and laughing, friendly and just plain nice. There must be a very special place in Heaven just for her.
RIP dear Olivia.