Mrs. Helen Oliver the daughter of the late Edward and Louise Darden Ford, was born January 24, 1923 in Robertson County, Tennessee. The family moved to Indianapolis Indiana in the Fall of 1933 where she attended school #42 and Crispus Attucks High School.
The family joined the first Baptist Church North Indianapolis where F. F. Young was Pastor.
On September 17, 1948, Helen Ford was united with William J. Oliver in Holy Matrimony, together their life of love spanned over fifty-two years, and during this time they moved to New York City to begin their life.
While living in Queens New York, Helen and Bill owned Duncan Cleaners and then moved on to work at Suffolk Developmental Center, where she met and worked with Ms. Willie Faddis who became her lifelong friend and dear friend of the family. Helen remained for 20yrs with Suffolk Developmental Center then retired in 1989.
In 1993, Helen and her husband Bill returned to Indianapolis Indiana. Here they joined the Christian Love
Missionary Baptist Church, which was founded by their nephew Ronald E. White Sr. After Ronald E. White Sr. passed the churches founder was replace by Pastor Melvin J. Jackson who became Helen's new Pastor and good friend along with his wife Jean Jackson for over 25 years.
Mrs. Helen Oliver departed this life on Monday February 3, 2020 at the age of nighty-seven years, twelve months and nine days. She was proceeded in death by her parents Edward and Louis Darden Ford; Husband William J. Oliver; Sisters, Lucille Merritt, Gloria Brasher, Fannie May Bunch, and brother William E. Ford.
Mrs. Helen Oliver leaves to cherish her memory; Sisters Myler Bradford, Willa Sadler; son's Zachary Oliver and Jeffery Ford, daughter's Vallie Oliver, Hellenia Oliver and Valerie Ford. Grandchildren; Melanie Stewart, Desire' Oliver, Kimberly Oliver, Zachary Oliver Jr, Dominic Oliver, Tobias Oliver, Eric Latimer, Samantha Latimer, Charissa Ford, Kimberly Ford, Nicole Ford, Jasmine Ford; Great grandchildren, Isiah Stewart and Justin Stewart, Alana Helm, Justice Hughes, Jay Hughes.
The family of Mrs. Helen Oliver wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many comforting messages, prayers, flowers and any other expressions of kindness and concern evidenced at this time in thought and deed. May God add a blessing to each of you.
Precision Lord: Song.