OBITUARY

Betty Jo Oliver

September 25, 1936June 3, 2018
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Betty Jo Oliver went to be with the Lord on June 3rd, 2018. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, conducted by the Reverend Tom Jolly. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.

Betty was the daughter of the late William Neesa East and Edna Earle Woody East. Betty was a lifelong resident of Guilford County and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School. She lovingly raised six children and was active in their schools as a Grade Mother. She later worked at M.A.R.C. Opinion Research.

Betty liked watching QVC, spending time at the beach, the occasional snowstorm, and loved Christmas. She enjoyed her dogs, Carmen and Phantom. She especially took pleasure in sharing daily conversations with her family.

Gentle and nurturing with a genuine love for life, Betty smiled easily and maintained a positive outlook. The frequent family gatherings at her home were when she was most happy. Prior to his passing, Betty was a devoted and loving wife to Joseph Oliver Sr. As a mother, she provided her children with a storybook childhood and took a genuine interest in their lives as adults. That same attentiveness and love she showed to her children, she shared with her grandchildren, who were always excited to go to “Mimi’s”.

Betty is survived by her children Terri Washam (Tommy), Toni Lewis (Jody), Joseph Oliver, Jr. (Jamie), Chris Oliver, Sean Oliver, Shayna Buchelt (Gary), grandchildren, Kara Suzanne Washam, Matthew Joseph Oliver, and Liza Oliver Lewis.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
REMEMBERING

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Shelly Leonard-Chapman

July 6, 2018

I want to send my deepest sympathy to y'all. I just heard the news of your Mom's passing. Some of my most cherished childhood memories includ all of you.
I am sending prayers and strength during this difficult time.
Shelly Leonard Chapman

Mary & Tammy Woody

June 11, 2018

Dear Oliver Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Betty Jo. She was always so sweet, kind and gentle. We are sorry that we did not get Toni's message until today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Love,
Aunt Mary and Tammy Woody

Robert Bellomy

June 7, 2018

I worked with Betty over 30 years ago at M/A/R/C. She had an easy smile, a beautiful laugh and was always a positive person to be around. There were literally hundreds of people who worked at M/A/R/C during this period, but Betty's was a face and smile that I'll never forget. She was a gentle soul and I'm sure a wonderful Mother and Grand Mother. My sincerest condolences to the family for your loss.

Brenda Powell Faulkner

June 6, 2018

I've known Betty Oliver since I was a child as she was my mothers best friend . As a child, I was always impressed with the care and love she showered, not only on her husband and children, but also on those she met during her daily walk thru life. She always spoke in the softest, kindest voice which always conveyed how much you meant to her. One of the best days in my childhood was spent with her and her children (Terri and Toni) who were closest in age to me and my sister. We were visiting with our mother and two brothers. She shared a beautiful meadow with us that was located behind her house , past some trees. It almost took my breath away because it represented everything I had ever heard of Heaven being described. It was a very hot day but in the meadow there was a light breeze. The light that filtered thru the many trees was bright in some spots and muted in others. All the flowering trees were in bloom and there were hundreds and hundreds of beautiful wildflowers scattered thru the meadow. Butterflies darted from flower to flower and darted away when we tried to touch them. Everytime I thought about that meadow thru the years, I always thought of Betty and her kind and gentle soul. I know she is in Heaven now and I know it is even more beautiful and serene than that meadow she shared with us so many years ago. I also know her crown will be filled with beautiful, precious gems because of the sweet smile and kind words she always had for everyone she came into contact with each and every day of her life. All of you children were deeply and dearly loved by your mother but you already know that as you had the privilege of having her presence in you lives thru all these years. Our loss is definitely Heavens gain.

Tina Billington

June 5, 2018

Joe, I am so sorry for your loss of your Mom. I know you and your family will keep her memoires alive. Judy and I will keep you and your family in our prayers in the days to come. Tina Billington

Sharon Skolimowski

June 5, 2018

Toni and family
I never knew your mom but sorry for your loss.Treasure all the great memories. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Sharon Skolimowski

FROM THE FAMILY
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Betty, 7 years old
2nd grade

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Betty Jo Oliver went to be with the Lord on June 3rd, 2018. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel, conducted by the Reverend Tom Jolly.
Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.


Betty was the daughter of the late William Neesa East and Edna Earle Woody East. Betty was a lifelong resident of Guilford County and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School. She lovingly raised six children and was active in their schools as a Grade Mother. She later worked at M.A.R.C. Opinion Research.

Betty liked watching QVC, spending time at the beach, the occasional snowstorm, and loved Christmas. She enjoyed her dogs, Carmen and Phantom. She especially took pleasure in sharing daily conversations with her family.

Gentle and nurturing with a genuine love for life, Betty smiled easily and maintained a positive outlook. The frequent family gatherings at her home were when she was most happy. Prior to his passing, Betty was a devoted and loving wife to Joseph Oliver Sr. As a mother, she provided her children with a storybook childhood and took a genuine interest in their lives as adults. That same attentiveness and love she showed to her children, she shared with her grandchildren, who were always excited to go to “Mimi’s”.

Betty is survived by her children Terri Washam (Tommy), Toni Lewis (Jody), Joseph Oliver, Jr. (Jamie), Chris Oliver, Sean Oliver, Shayna Buchelt (Gary), grandchildren, Kara Suzanne Washam, Matthew Joseph Oliver, and Liza Oliver Lewis.