Biography: Marilyn Oliver was born October 19, 1949 in Amelia, Virginia to the late Joseph Oliver and Alease Carey Oliver. She was the oldest of three children; Deceased sister Joanne Roberts, and brother Anthony “Tony” Oliver. On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Marilyn transitioned to be with the Lord
Marilyn attended school in Amelia, Virginia until age 12. The family relocated to New York where she attended J.H.S. and later went to William H. Taft H.S. from which she graduated
Later in life Marilyn gave her life to Christ at The Abyssinian Baptist Church where she was a member of good standing. Marilyn was a God fearing woman who loved the Lord, place of worship, The Abyssinian Baptist Church, and her church family
Marilyn left Harlem in her early twenties to reside at 930 Sheridan Ave Bronx, NY where she developed many loving and devoted friends in her community. Marilyn was also a renowned Cook, catering many events and known for her famous Potato Salad amongst other culinary delights. She was also a dedicated NY Giants fan which she was never hesitant to let you know.
Marilyn was employed shortly after graduating H.S from July 1968- July 1986 by Montgomery Ward, and quickly rose through the company to become an executive in the company. Sadly when the company relocated to the Midwest Marilyn was forced to pursue her love for cooking and catering events. She got back into the fashion industry working in textile companies as a buyer, until she was stricken by a debilitating stroke, resulting in long term care at Beth Abraham Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, where she also developed some very strong relationships with her caretakers, until she was called to the Lord
Marilyn leaves to cherish her memory: Brother Tony Oliver, Sister-in-law April Oliver; Nieces Kimberly Roberts, Natashia Zanders; Grand Nieces TreJour Roberts, Nadir and Kyrie Alston; Great Grand Nieces KaMayah and True Roberts. A host of Beloved Cousins, and friends including Day one Liz Wilkens, and many others. She will truly be missed by all, but will remain in our hearts. Sleep on our dear MARILYN we love you, but God called you to your Heavenly home eternal rest