Ida Oliver
Ida Oliver

Obituary of Ida Bell Oliver

Funeral Service: 9 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at Christian Faith Baptist Church, 9224 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134 Services will be live streamed at 9 a.m. on our Facebook page. Facebook.com/ThompsonFuneralHome Visitation: Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76133. Ida Bell Oliver, 98, was born to the parentage of Walter Lee and Ethel Russell, March 12, 1923, in Mooringsport, Louisiana, where she attended public school before relocating to Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 16. She enjoyed life; playing basketball (point guard) in her youth, music, dancing, playing cards, watching sports and laughing with her family! On December 20, 1958, Ida married Emmett Oliver, Sr., from Brownsville, Texas. To this union, three (3) children were born, Cynthia Oliver-Dixson, Patricia Oliver-Phillips, and Emmett Oliver, Jr. Ida was a truly remarkable woman, wife, mother, sister, aunt and neighbor. She was a woman of many talents: cook, seamstress, fashionista; and a loving, caring woman! She always said, “it doesn’t cost a thing to feed or help someone”, a quote we live by today! She loved her family and lived a humble, forgiving life! She professed a belief and commitment to God at a very early age; earning her wings of Glory by the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the amazing age of 98. Ida was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Katherine Choyce Walker, and Cherrie Mae Jones; son, Otis Lee Barber; seven brothers, Walter, Willie and Clarence Lee, Leon, Leroy and Lorenzo Amie; two sisters, Essie Scruggs and Evelyn Brown. Left to cherish her precious memory are: Daughters, Cynthia Oliver-Dixson (Roscoe), Patricia Oliver-Phillips, and Gladys Robinson; son, Emmett Oliver, Jr.; adopted son, Rodrick “Stuff” Wright; sister, Hattie May Ashby; 14 grandchildren, Anthony and Lisa Walker, Donald Ray, Jackie, and Barry Jones, Byron Robinson, Cathy Hardeman, Darron McLennan, Michael Oliver, Phylisha Oliver Robinson, and Marvelette Osby, Nicole Joiner, Cornell Robinson, and Isiah Oliver; and a host of great and great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other loving family and dear friends.