Ollie Mae Love

Staff Written Obituaries

Ollie Mae Love, 84, passed away peacefully January 11, 2019 due to colon cancer. She was born March 23, 1935 in Madison to Green and Mary Scarebrook. She married her sweetheart, Johnnie Dennis Love and divorced amicably. Mrs. Love bravely raised their five children alone. 

Ollie Mae loved to garden, cook and bake. Her hands were rarely still. She nurtured and grew an assortment of vegetables and her all time favorite sweet potatoes. She delighted in sharing her veggies and sweet potatoes with family and friends. She also shared flower arrangements from her own flower garden.

Ollie Mae is known throughout the church community for her delicious foods from collard with cornbread muffins to her cakes, pies and tea cakes. She loved cooking for the church functions, families and friends.

Her name is synonymous with “that lady who makes good cakes and pies”. She always prepared enough food to feed a lot of people at church. It suited her servant heart. She said she did it because she wanted people to have enough food to eat. And the Lord provided the means for her to get and prepare food for others. She always went a step further in cooking and baking.

Her life was a living example of the Bible verse: Ephesians 4: 32 – And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.

Ollie Mae is survived by her five children: Freda Yolanda Love, Carolyn Lynn Love, Alicia Ann Williams (Wilbur Williams), Beverly Elaine Metts (Will Metts) and Johnny Jerome Love; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday morning at 11 a.m., January 19 at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 2140 Bethany Church Road, name is sy

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