Mrs. Carrie Lee Oliphant

August 31, 1935November 15, 2020

Carrie born 1935 in Buckner Arkansas to Lonnie and Rosa Richardson. Raised with sister’s Verlena Johnson (preceded her death), JoAnn Wilson (preceded her death), Tessie Woodard, and Betty Jean Richardson (preceded her death). She was educated at Lincoln High School in Ruston Louisiana, she received a cosmetology license and worked as a beautician for a year at Madam CJ Walker Cosmetology School after realizing that was “not her calling” as she put it.

She further her education by attending Grambling State University 1955-1957; She moved to Dallas Tx and began working at Baylor University Hospital as an aide and began her focus on other opportunities to become a nurse. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine Nursing Program earning her Vocational Nursing license; and later El Centro College Nursing Program; Internship with Terrell State Hospital. After hard work and sacrifice she earned a license as a Registered Nurse in 1976 .

Carrie accepted Christ Jesus as her savior and spoke of her personal relationship and faith in God always. She belonged to St. Peter Methodist Church as a child, then jointed New Hope Baptist Church where she was baptized at age 11. She moved her membership to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 3501 San Jacinto Street Dallas, Tx where she served for many years until her health and the caregiving duties of her mother took a toll. She and her mother remained faithful in their giving and continued to fellowship with church members and the pastor in her living room.

Her marriage in 1958 to Jesse Oliphant Jr (precede her death) inspired the births of Angela, Michael and Steven. During their ‘courtship’, because of Jesse’s shy personality she didn’t know he was trying to date her until a couple of months later, she thought he was just a friend of the family just hanging out…Really Mama?

Even as a young girl she dreamed of having dinner with a husband and kids at the dinning room table. Her dreams of having a family came true, she and husband raised a family and passed on their wisdom and love to be shared by generations to come. She made friendships of a lifetime and lasting impressions on lives needing motherly advice or a listening ear.

She instilled in her family the importance of leaning on God for direction and to love each other. The foundation she established years ago is evidence of her legacy today. Her legacy lives on in her three children, son-in-law Karl Sr.; daughter-in-law Stacey; grandchildren Brandy, Karl II, Kevin (J’va , Ke’liyah, Serenity, King), U’Tona (Madison), Courtney, Brittany, Ashley, Justyn, Yasmine.

Her career in nursing was an opportunity that she never took lightly, she prided herself in caring for her patients. She was humble and knew her responsibilities to serve and to do for others who could not do for themselves. That attitude also carried over into her personal life being the caretaker for her husband and later her mother.

Her belief according to scripture : “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. She sacrifice plenty but she gained so much more…God’s mercy and grace was always present until her last breath. The family is truly thankful for His mercy!


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020


Mrs. Carrie Lee Oliphant

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Charles Boyce

November 20, 2020

Our prayers are with the Oliphant family and our sister in Christ Tessie Woodard.

In Christian love, Charles & Vital Boyce

Eula Oliphant

November 20, 2020

Angela, Michael and Steve, may God see you through this very difficult time. My prayers and Sympathy are for all of you.

Brenda Nays

November 19, 2020

My Prays are with the Oliphant Family.

Carolyn Mckinney

November 19, 2020

I met Ollie in the late 80's and worked with her at DMH Hospital on Ross Avenue. We became good friends and lasted over many decades. I often visited with her mother over the phone. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family. Love. Carolyn Mckinney

Norene (Drewmae) Johnson

November 19, 2020

Our condolences and prayers to the Oliphant Family. From the Johnson Family Mrs. Alice M. Johnson (momma)(Drewmae, Bryant and Samuel) on Harlandale.

Barbara Roberson

November 19, 2020

🕊Offering condolences to The Oliphant Family from The Roberson Family. Our families shared many fun memories on Harlandale.

Terry Hill

November 19, 2020

Prayers and Condolences to Michael, Angela, and Steve. Carrie was very special to me. I will miss our talks of Love and Laughter especially during the Holidays. May God Bless you all and Comfort You during you time of Bereavement.

Love You All,
Terry Scott-Hill
Magnolia, Arkansas

Tessie Woodard

November 18, 2020

Love you forever sister..❤


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