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Willie "Rabbit" Lee Oliphant

October 6, 1932 November 28, 2018
Willie  "Rabbit" Lee Oliphant
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Obituary for Willie "Rabbit" Lee Oliphant

Mr. Willie Lee Oliphant, was born on Thursday, October 6, 1932 to the both late Mary Lizzie Ponder Oliphant and Jack Oliphant. On November 28, 2018, at 11:49 a.m. God sent his angel to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA to bring home. God said, “Come to Me Willie Lee, you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest—Matthew 11:28.”

Willie Lee Oliphant, affectionately known as “Uncle Rabbit” or just simply “Rabbit” to many, attended the school system of Jefferson County, GA. He joined the Lofton African Methodist Episcopal Church of Wrens, GA at an early age. Brother Oliphant worked faithfully as an Usher and Trustee. As a young man, he joined the United States Army, and fought in the Korean War. Upon returning home, he met the love of his life, Retha Mae Brown, and they later married.

He is preceded in death by seven siblings, Johnny West Oliphant, Lola Lane, Herbert Oliphant, Janie Mae Cunningham, Gladys Hannah, Fannie Bell Brown and Joe Lewis “Hug” Oliphant.

Survivors are: two siblings, Cressie Hill of Louisville, GA and Charlie (Mary) Oliphant of Wrens, GA; three loving nieces, Charlene (Terry, Sr.) Mathis with whom he lived in his later years, Geraldine Lane Hannah, who had a special place in his heart and Kendra “KK” Karlease, who always brought smile to his face, and he never wanted her to leave him, all of Wrens, GA; a sister-in-law, Bettye Farmer of Wrens, GA; four brothers-in-law, Dwellie Lane of Louisville, GA, Charlie Brown of Thomson, GA, James (Arvenia) Brown of Wrens, GA and Gary (Bettye) Brown of Stapleton, GA; two god-children, Lasonya Brown of Wrens, GA and Taliah Roberts of Stapleton, GA; a host of additional nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

7

Dec

12:00 PM 12/7/2018 12:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/7/2018 7:00:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home

402 Curtis Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Freeman Funeral Home
402 Curtis Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Visitation

Saturday

8

Dec

9:00 AM 12/8/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Freeman Funeral Home

402 Curtis Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Freeman Funeral Home
402 Curtis Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Dec

1:00 PM 12/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Lofton A.M.E. Church

1478 Campground Road
Wrens, Georgia 30833

Rev. Stephen Smith, Pastor, Eulogist Rev. Alex Nelson, Presider Funeral procession will leave 1080 Denton Drive, Wrens at 12:15 pm

Lofton A.M.E. Church
1478 Campground Road Wrens 30833 Georgia
United States

Repast

Saturday

8

Dec

2:30 PM 12/8/2018 2:30:00 PM
Lofton A.M.E. Church

1478 Campground Road
Wrens, Georgia 30833

Church Fellowship Hall

Lofton A.M.E. Church
1478 Campground Road Wrens 30833 Georgia
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lofton A.M.E. Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

1478 Campground Road
Wrens, Georgia 30833

1478 Campground Road Wrens 30833 Georgia
United States
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