Joy Mae Oliver, 75, of Henderson passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Cave Springs Church with Bro. Ronnie Geary, Sr. and Randle Fenimore officiating. Burial followed at Cave Springs Cemetery. The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
She was born April 28, 1944 in Chester County, the daughter of the late George Atlas Newman, Sr. and Gladys Mae Akin Newman. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1962.
She married the love of her life, Aubrey “Pud” Oliver, and they made their home in the Montezuma Community. She was known for loving and babysitting children throughout their school years. She worked at Salant & Salant and later began working in the Chester County School System in the early 80s. She worked at Chester County High School, East Chester Elementary and then Chester County Middle School until she retired. Throughout her career, she served in various roles, such as a teacher’s aide, school cashier and office secretary. She also worked in ticket sales at county-wide athletic events. She was known by many and had a special gift to make everyone feel important and loved.
She was a part of Cave Springs Baptist Church all of her life and had been a member there for over 60 years. Within the church, she could be found serving food and helping with Vacation Bible School, attending and participating in all events and worshipping the Lord by singing to Him every chance she could.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey Lee “Pud” Oliver, Jr. of Henderson; four sons, Terry (Patricia) Oliver of Selmer, Jeremy (Tanya) Oliver of Henderson, Craig (Buffy) Oliver of Scotts Hill and Greg Oliver of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Dillon, Blake, Ty, Haley, Sarah, Tana and Camper; two brothers, George Newman, Jr. of Henderson and Guy (Sherry) Newman of Henderson; and a twin sister, Joyce Rae Beshires of Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Faye Newman.