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Leon L. Oliver, Jr.


Sunrise: January 22, 1935

Sunset: June 11, 2019

Leon L. Oliver, Jr., 84, went to be with the Lord on June 11th, 2019.  He was born to Emma Willis Oliver and Leon L. Oliver, Sr. on January 22, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia.

Leon was educated in the Richmond Public School system, graduating from Armstrong High School.  He received an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University and a graduate degree from Hampton Institute (University).  He served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge on July 29, 1960.  During his career, he was a teacher in the Chesapeake and Norfolk Public School systems and an administrator with Norfolk Public Schools. He retired in 1992. He was a faithful member of Unity Lutheran Church where he was involved with various ministries.

Leon was a devoted family man who enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, Marjory, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter during his retirement years. He will truly be missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Marjory N. Oliver; brothers, Jerome Oliver (Jean), Alfred Oliver, and Donald Oliver (Barbara); children, Karen Hall, Kevin Oliver, Kristin Bell (Eric); grandchildren, Maya Hall, Rahsaan Hall, Jasmyn Pierce, Joshua Pierce, Justin Pierce; and great-grandchild, Malia Hall and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and church family.

Viewing Monday, June 17, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Wake Service Monday, June 17, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:00pm Christ Lutheran Church 6510 N. Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23518 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502

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    LaKresha McIver says

    Kristin,

    I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Terrell Davis says

    God’s peace to all.

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    Lillian Peterson says

    My heart felt sympathy for your loss.
    God bless each of you in this time of
    sorrow.

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    Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr. says

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one, Leon L. Oliver, Jr. He was my Humanities teacher at Crestwood High School, in Chesapeake, Virginia, during the 1960s. He was a great teacher. May God continue to strengthen the entire family, during this time of loss. (Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr.)

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