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Jesse Oliver / October 20, 2020

Jesse Oliver, 70, of Newark, N.J., and formerly of Chase City died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark.

Mr. Oliver was born in Chase City, Jan. 22, 1950 to the late John L. and Beatrice B. Oliver. At the age of 10, he was baptized and became a member of Silone Baptist Church. After high school, he relocated to New Jersey, and obtained employment at Brenner Desk & Design, where he was employed for 25 years. He began his second career with Thornton Delivery Service; he worked there until 2006.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory two sons, Jesse Oliver, Jr. (Nicole) of Charlotte, N.C. and Eric Mckoy (Latasha) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three grandchildren, Elijah Oliver, Shadora and Katrina Mckoy; two brothers, Robert Oliver (Diana) of Chesapeake, and Curtis Goode (Ernita) of Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister, Cora Thornton of Hillside, N.J.; three nieces, Tammy Wilson (Sundiata), Audrey Thornton of Hillside, N.J. and Nicole Oliver of Chesapeake; five nephews, Robert Ransom of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Curtis T. Goode (April) of Las Vegas, Nev., Darrell Bacon (LaDonna) of Charlotte, N.C., Jarrell Goode (Jeralyn) of Beaumont, Texas, and Stephen L. Oliver of Suffolk, along with a host of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Chase City with Rev. Melvin J. Palmer officiating. Due to Covid-19, a mask will be required for all viewings and services, and we ask that you practice social distancing.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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