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Sammie Steve Oliver, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 69; Beloved husband of Mary McBride Oliver of 45 years; Brother of Sandra O. (Harold) Paisant; Brother - in - law of Betty J. (Louis) Andrews; Uncle of Nicole Y., Michael A. (Christine) and Marc S. (Nada) Paisant, Torrey K. (Nikki) and Travis K. Andrews; Great uncle of Lily, Emery, London, Aliyah and Jasmyne Paisant, Alexis and Joaquin Andrews; Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.
Graduated from St. Augustine High School, class of 1964; He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern University at New Orleans, LA; He also earned his Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; He taught at Francis T. Nicholls/Frederick A. Douglas Senior High School; He coached Boys Varsity Basketball; He also taught, mentored and coached in the National Summer Youth Sports Program at Southern University at New Orleans; He served in the United States Army in Europe.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda at Louisa St. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am; Visitation will begin at 9:00 am; Fr. Douglas Doussan, celebrant; Interment: Mt. Olivet Mausoleum; Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.; Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book.