Rev. Robert Lacy Oliver, Sr.
  • Memorials may be made to the Robert Lacy Oliver and Mary Hudson Mann Oliver Endowment, c/o NC Baptist Foundation, 201 Convention Road, Cary, NC 27511. This scholarship was established to assist aspiring young pastors with their education.

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So Sorry for your Loss. I have childhood memories of Mr OLiver, and the entire family living in Crestview sub division in the 1970s, and a friend to his daughter Kim. He was a fine person, and he will be missed. May God Bless your family, and give the comfort that is needed at this difficult time in your current lives.

Anita Perry Stallings
Jan 28th,2013

Posted by: Anita Perry Stallings - La Grange, NC - Neighbor   Jan 29, 2013

To my wonderful Daddy,
I miss you so much.I know that you are in a far better place surrounded by family and friends and wouldn`t trade it for anything but it is so hard without you being here.I am sure 43 years ago you had no idea what you were signing up for when you married mama but I just want you you to know I am so thankful that you took the job.You have been a wonderful daddy,role model,example for

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Posted by: Kim McIntyre - Kinston, NC - daughter   Jan 23, 2013

Mrs. Mary,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I wanted to offer words of encouragement and also say something special about Rev. Oliver. As I thought about him, I remembered that the trait which always struck me most and has stayed with me through the years was just how much he was able to consistently communicate love. He will be missed for a short time until these shadow lands fade into eternity. So as I heard him say so

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Posted by: Keith Brown and Family - Southport, NC - Friend of the family   Jan 23, 2013

Dear Bobby, Lynn, Gregg, and Phil,

I will so miss your wonderful dad. He was truly a special, special person. May God bless you all and help you through this time. I am so thankful he is now well again and will enjoy eternity with the Lord he served so faithfully and so long.

Much love, Kathy

Posted by: Kathy Franklin Kilpatrick - Kinston, NC   Jan 20, 2013

Dear Mary,

You and your family are in my prayers. Jones and I loved Lacy and appreciated him coming to our cottage on Kennedy Home campus bringing us food items. Also the many time he took our cottage kids to eat pizza. He was such a good man. Thanks also for the times you and him invited us to your house for dinner after church when we were off duty. You gave us much love and memories in those early days

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Posted by: Dolores Pender - LaGrange, NC - friend of family   Jan 20, 2013

Please accept my sympathies in the loss of Mr. Oliver. I always considered myself lucky to have met Mr. Oliver and to have shared conversations with him over the years. My thoughts are with each of you.

Posted by: Bobbie Mills Holton - Goldsboro, NC   Jan 19, 2013

Mary and Family,
Lacy will be greatly missed and I pray that the assurance of God's love and the love of friends and family will give you great peace. Along with my parents, Lacy was instrumental in my accepting Christ and making him Lord of my life. He always challenged and encouraged me in my Christian walk. I know he did the same for many others. He truly loved God with all his heart and I know he must have heard

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Posted by: Derek Brown - Apex, NC - Friend   Jan 19, 2013

I was not fortunate enough to have known your grand daddy but from the love you have for him and the stories I have heard, I know he was an earthly treasure! I love the fact that he served Jesus so faithfully and now sees HIM face to face!
One will be forever reunited with this powerful & precious daddy, grandaddy, pastor, friend, and husband. I celebrate and mourn with you at Mr. Oliver's home-going!

Regina Kinton

Posted by: Regina Kinton - Fuquay Varina, NC - Lindsey's mother in law   Jan 19, 2013

Mrs. Mary & the rest of the family,
Im sry for ur loss. My thoughts & prayers are with u at ur time of need. He will be missed by alot of ppl. Im just sry I didnt get back down to Kinston that often to see him, but I appreciate him baptizing my dad & myself in the new church all those yrs ago. And cant wait to see him again one day.

Posted by: Brenda Sparrow Quick - Roseboro, NC - church member   Jan 19, 2013

My favorite advice from this great man, "You can't get ready, You have to be ready"..... I love you and will miss you until I see you again.........

Posted by: Lindsey Smith Kinton - Fuquay Varina, NC - Granddaughter   Jan 18, 2013