Mary Oliver

Mary Lee Oliver

Monday, August 2nd, 1937 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Mary Lee Oliver was born on August 2nd, 1937, In Eutawville, South Carolina, To the Late Henry and Henrietta Oliver, Mary was the youngest of 14 Children. She settled in Passaic, New Jersey and resided there for many years. She worked as a seamstress at Passaic Leather for a time and provided domestic services for many families which led to interior design and other independent projects. She served as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 30 years.

She was predeceased by son Timothy “Butch” Herman Oliver, 7 brothers and 5 sisters.

Only one other sibling is still surviving Liza Little of Amory, Mississippi.

She is also survived by her children eldest Sarah Ann Washington formerly of Passaic, NJ now living in Georgia, Philip Raymond Holmes of Albany New York, Donald Bruce Wright and Wife Kimberly of Jacksonville Florida, Anthony “Tony” Barry Scudder of Dana Point, California and Melanie Lorraine Banks of Newark New Jersey whose daughter she also raised, granddaughter Amber Leshae Hurley wife to Jason Hurley of Belleville. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends too many to count. In her final days she was cared for in many ways by cousin Mattie Johnson. Although she was sometimes seen as a controversial figure she is remembered as a Strong willed, Loving, Fun-loving, socially engaging person who loved to dance and she was a great cook and really enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
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  • Service

    The Madonna Multinational Home For Funerals
    PASSAIC 07055
  • Interment

    East Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Main Ave
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Reginald Bouknight

Posted at 10:54pm
She was very special to me, I loved her daughter truly, great family they always made me feel as one, she will be missed

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