OLA MAE'S JOURNEY
OLA MAE TOLIVER was born October 27, 1919 in Waxahachie, Texas. She was the second of four children born to Rudolph S. and Ola Elat Sims. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age in Texas, where she also received her formal education.
On December 25, 1941, Ola Mae married her beloved Ira L. Toliver in Clark County, Texas. The two moved to San Diego, California in 1952. Upon their arrival, they joined Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. S. M. Lockridge and continued under Reverend Willie J. Smith. Ola Mae was active in the Church Choir and Usher Board for many years. After her husband passed in 2008, Ola Mae moved to her sister’s home where they enjoyed each other’s company, and Ola joined Community Baptist Church. Ola always knew how to praise the Lord and showed her fellow worshippers what it meant to let the Holy Spirit move in her soul. She was not ashamed to get up and sway with the music as it touched her.
Ola Mae was a God-fearing woman and loved her family and church deeply. She enjoyed working at the polls for every election and was a substitute secondary teacher in the public-school system for several years. She loved watching TV game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right and Family Feud.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ira Toliver; both of her parents and her three siblings.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, after “100” years of laboring in the vineyard, the Lord called Ola Mae Toliver home to receive her eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her nephews: Rodney, Rudolph, Greg, Michael, Kenny and David; nieces: Cheryl, Rochelle, Jovanore, Debbie and Denise; numerous second, third and fourth generations of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends, including her Community Baptist Church Family.
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