Oliver Lee Artis Sr., “Harvey Lee,” 88, of the 900 block of Anna St., went home to be with the Lord on July 16, 2021. He was born on March 15, 1933 in Southampton County, VA and attended Hertford County Public Schools. Oliver retired in 1996 from Preston Trucking Company as a Truck Driver after 50 years of service. He was a member of Abyssinia Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he served as a Deacon, member of the Usher Board and Church Bus Driver. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 822. Oliver is predeceased by his wife, Ida Boone Artis; parents, Bettie Branch and Zeb Artis Sr.; step mother, Ethel Mae Artis; sisters, Annie Mae Warthen and Annie Barnes; brothers, Albert Artis and John Thomas Artis. Oliver leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Flora Artis of (Norfolk, VA), Shelia Artis of (Norfolk, VA) and Melissia Artis of (Charlotte, NC); three sons, Oliver L. Artis Jr. (Tori) of (Newport News, VA), Kent Artis (Lisa) of (Fairburn, GA) and Trent Artis (Shearon) of (Killeen, TX); three sisters, Gloria Ashe, Nora Mae Artis and Otelia Artis Perry; brothers, Zeb Artis Jr. and Robert Artis; nine grandchildren, Carla Rountree-Brown, Derek Taylor, James Artis Sr., Danielle Lewis, Shaun Artis, Phillip Davis, Ashley Artis, Paige Artis and Michael Artis; eight great-grandchildren, Monika Prewitt, Eric Brown Jr., Payton Lewis, Malachi Artis, James Artis Jr., Curtis Lewis Jr., Micheala Artis and Cody Jones; one great-great grandchild, Aiden Winn, loving in-laws, one aunt, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Oliver Lee Artis, Sr.
Viewing Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Monday, July 26, 2021 Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 *Masks Required*