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Nancy Uleese June Oliver died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born June 29, 1928, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Furman June Sr. and Katie Neal June Briggs and was the step-daughter of Thomas Briggs Sr. She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She joined and was baptized at Elizabeth Baptist Church of Manning. She was active in the Sunday school, choir and other church ministries.
She was married to the late Leon Oliver of Summerton. They were blessed with three lovely children, Annie, Deborah and Donald. After marriage, Nancy joined the historic Liberty Hill AME Church of Summerton where she taught sunday school, sang on the choir and was a stewardess. She enjoyed serving the Lord.
Nancy Uleese June Oliver graduated from Manning Training School in June 1946. She later attended Morris College in Sumter where she received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She was employed by Clarendon County School District 1 in Summerton. She taught for 24 years at Scott's Branch Elementary Schoo, and three years at St. Paul Elementary School. Mrs. Oliver was one of the last surviving teachers of the Clarendon County Segregation Case, Briggs vs. Elliot.
Survivors include her children children, Annie (James) Mitchell and Mildred D. Oliver, both of Sumter, and Donald (Sherry) Oliver of Englewood, New Jersey; three sisters, Rose Belle June Francis and Dorothy June Gause, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Naomi June Rodman of Sumter; three grandchildren, Tasha (Tarnell) Horton and Brady Bullard, both of Sumter, and April Benbow of Englewood, New Jersey; five great-grandchildren; and host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.
A public viewing was held Monday, April 27, 2015, at the funeral home.
Nancy Uleese June Oliver was placed in the church for an hour prior to services.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Historic Liberty Hill AME Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Church Road in Summerton, with the Rev. Robert China officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends at the home, 40 W. Patricia Drive in Sumter.
Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St. in Sumter, handled arrangements for Nancy Uleese June Oliver.