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Visitation

New Weeping Mary Baptist Church
Sunday July 29th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Oakwood Chapel Church of Christ
Tuesday July 31st, 2018

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Funeral Service

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Tuesday July 31st, 2018
11:00am

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Olivia Lindsay

"Seldom has God given so much to many people through just one woman."

Our heavenly Father saw fit, unbeknownst to us her family who were present, to reward Olivia D. Lindsay with her wings on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital.

Olivia was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late James and Majorie Driver. Olivia was blessed at an early age with a love for the lord and a love and ease of learning. By the time she turned four years of age she was reading, which she loved to do, fluently.

She joined Oakwood Chapel Church at a young age, was Baptized and began teaching Sunday school at age 15. She later, after marriage, joined her husbands family Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Virginia Beach where she served on the Pastor's Aide, member of the Women's Fellowship, and as a Deaconess.

Olivia, along with 16 other young children, were selected by God to lead the way for a more equal educational system within the Norfolk Public Schools. Her journey was not an easy one but being ordained by God she knew she must fullfill her assigment. Olivia and these students would later be known world wide as the Norfolk 17. Olivia taught PreSchool and Kindergarten for over 20 years at Mt. Gilead Baptist PreSchool and Kindergarten, and loved every minute of it. After retiring she began to tutor students and volunteer.

Olivia was a patient at the Kempsville Fresenius Dialysis Center in Norfolk for 17 1/2 years. While there she did her best three times a week to encourage not only the other patients but the techs, nurses and doctors, and would yearly at Christmas prepare gift bags for her Dialysis Center Family. She loved her family, her Church families, her Norfolk 17 "brothers and sisters", her co-worker family, her dialysis family, her friends and especially children. She saw them and our future and always worked to assist any child in any way she could.

Olivia leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 53 years, Walter L. Lindsay, Sr., two daughters, Min. Tondala Coefield (Kenneth), Lisa Lindsay-Shaw (Larry); one Son Walter L. Lindsay, Jr. (Dara - deceased); two brothers, Albert E. Driver and Alfred C. Driver (Norma), her beloved four grandchildren Larisa Shaw, Kaia Lindsay, Joi Belton Summerville, and Dontavious Myrick, and Moya Calloway Jackson who was like a grandchild to her, God Daughter Veronica Kelley (Antonio)]Brittany, Nisha, AJL Adoptive daughter Benita Sanderlin (Larry)[SarahL her loving brother and sister in- laws, a host of wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and very dear friends, and her Norfolk 17 Brothers and Sisters

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Guestbook

My condolences to the Lindsey family, May the lovely memories of your love one give you peace and comfort

Arlethia Sharpe Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on July 30, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM

My Condolences to the Lindsay, I still remember, keep your head up and don't look down. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

WILLIAM M.Brown Jul 29 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on July 28, 2018

From the family of George (Bro) Lindsay, Jr Our deepest sympathy on the transition of Olivia our Beloved Sister-in-love and Aunt. May God give you his comfort and peace.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2018 12:00 AM

To the Lindsay Family, my sincerest condolences to your loss. My heart is heavy for your family. I pray that all the LOVE, special momentsand good times will fill your hearts with smiles and that those memories come to you often.
Love you and Praying for you..Pam Welch

Pam Welch Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Compassion was sent on July 27, 2018

We Will Miss You, God Bless You and Your Family. Kempsville Dialysis Staff

Expression of Sympathy Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Pedestal Arrangement was sent on July 27, 2018

Sending up a prayer ,may God bless your family in your moment of grief. Michael , Lorna, Jonathan, Kenneth Lindsay

Expression of Sympathy Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was ordered on July 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

So many great things to say about Mrs Lindsay omg..But I will say she was a great neighbor growing up..She lived right across the street from me-- just like family...her warm smiles and sweet little hello's will truly be missed ..I love you Mrs. Lindsay may your soul rest peacefully in heaven

Vetta Clayton Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

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