December 09, 1941 - January 03, 2022



PLEASE WEAR MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DUE TO COVID GUIDELINESSERVICESTHURSDAY, January 13, 2022 at 11:00 at Antioch Baptist Church, 601 Bonner, Pastor Virgil Nesbit and Minister Pete Johnson, Eulogist, SAFB Gospel Chapel.FINAL RESTING PLACE SATURDAY, January 15, 2022 at 12 Noon at Greater Zion Baptist Church, 2625 S. 18th Street, Waco, TX officiated by Rev. Carl Oliver Rev. C. J. Oliver, her beloved brother in laws. Services under the direction of Wells Funeral Home. Florine Delores Rauls Oliver went to her heavenly home on January 3, 2022 in Wichita Falls, TX. She was the first born to Charles “Charlie” Rauls and Jo B Slaughter Rauls in Waco, TX on December 9, 1941. She graduated from A. J. Moore High School in 1958 where she sang soprano in one of the BEST High School Chorus in the state. She later attended Paul Quinn College and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.She met and married the love of her life, Airman 1st Class, Henry Oliver, on June 30, 1962. To this union two wonderful children were born. Florine remained stateside to advance her education at Prairie View A & M College when Henry was sent to Japan. Shortly thereafter, she joined Henry at Langley AFB, VA and taught school in Hampton, VA until her daughter, Pippa, was born in 1967. She and Pippa followed Henry to R.A.F Alconbury for a three-year assignment. Their son, Charles was born in 1969 in England. After leaving England, they found home at Webb AFB in Big Spring, TX. While at Big Spring, Florine was supervisor for the Welfare Department in Howard County. In 1975, Henry and the family were assigned to R.A. F Upper Heyford, England. After a tour there, Sheppard AFB became their home and Henry retired in 1980. Following the 1979 Tornado in Wichita Falls, Florine was employed by FEMA. She assisted many families and relocated them if needed. Florine was a Christian and was a member of Sheppard AFB Gospel Chapel. She attended the services regularly and participated in many activities at the church.Florine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her but especially her husband, Henry.Florine is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pippa; brother, Charles; infant great-grandson, Ezra BrownShe leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband of sixty-one years, MSGT. Ret. Henry Oliver; son, Charles Henry Oliver (Elisha); granddaughters, Danielle Oliver Brown (Tim) and Zoliz Oliver; great grandsons, Atlas Brown and Wintson, Brown; sister, Joan Renae Merkledove; favorite niece, Nicole Merkledove; numerous in laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Her extended families are Errison and Lori Martin, Jazay Martin and Karen Jacobs.

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  • 01/13/2022

    Joan, sending Love , Mercy and Grace to your family , so sorry for your loss. Will continue to pray for you. Love you Gayla Brown

  • 01/11/2022

    Florine, our beloved family member: We thank you for the memories of past that we will always cherish. Our prayers and thoughts of peace reach out to your husband and other family members. Love! Family of Benny/Florence Slaughter

  • 01/11/2022

    Florine, our beloved Sister and Aunt: Thank you for the lifetime of beautiful memories, laughter, delicious food, support, and love. We will miss you dearly. Love always, Joan Renae Rauls Merkledove and Nicole Ronae Merkledove

  • 01/10/2022

    Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this tough time. Rest in peace My Friend. Love and Will Miss You Always, Mary Jones and Family

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