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Marjorie Faye Oliver

March 28, 1923 — February 15, 2024

Marjorie Faye Oliver

Marjorie Faye Miller Oliver was born on March 28, 1923 in Fairfield, Texas to Tina Verga White Miller and Quay Verdnand Miller. She grew up on the Miller farm in Wortham with her parents and two brothers. Her father was a farmer and her mother did many things, including working at a local cafe and as cook for Wortham ISD. Marjorie's recollections of those days were happy ones; she once shared the stories of being the one chosen to be lowered into the water well when it needed cleaning, as well as swimming with her brothers in her Uncle John's nearby tank.

She married Lewis Winfred Oliver on February 28, 1941 in Corsicana. They lived in San Antonio, in Orange, on Air Force bases in Madison, Wisconsin and Biloxi, Mississippi, and then after the war, they moved to Houston. The couple had four sons between 1942 and 1954.

Marjorie took her first job in 1948 at the once legendary Houston grocery-chain, Weingarten's, for some extra Christmas money. In August of 1959 they moved to Leon County. Marjorie was a housekeeper those first years after the move. In 1967 she took a job at Castles' Dry Goods in Buffalo as a clerk until 1969. Following this, she served as a druggist's assistant at Sue's Pharmacy for seventeen years. The last position she held was serving for years as secretary for Bethel Baptist Church. She also babysat her grand and great-grandchildren into her early 90s. She loved to take care of others. She took in her widowed mother in the years before her death in 1993. Known as "Nam" to her grandchildren, she helped raise one grandson in her home, and later lived in with a granddaughter for a time to help raise her great-grands.

Marjorie enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, television game shows, puzzles and watching her children and grandchildren play ball. If there was a game, she was there.

No matter how many trials she faced in life, she remained unflinchingly faithful to God and her church. She loved to sing in the choir and attend all church activities and meetings.

Marjorie went home to meet her Jesus and reunite with family at Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center on February 15, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Quay and Tina Miller, two brothers Driscoll and QB Miller, three sons Bobby Grant Oliver, James Bryan Oliver, and Don Allen Oliver, and one grandchild, Carmen Dee Oliver. She is survived by her son Steven Mark Oliver and his wife Regina, daughter-in-law Hanida, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service honoring Marjorie's life will be held 1 P.M., Friday, February 23, 2024 at Bethel Baptist Church, Buffalo, Texas. Interment will follow in Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Texas. A time of visitation and fellowship will take place Thursday, February 22nd from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home, Buffalo, Texas.

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