Elvie M. Toliver was born to the proud parents Arthur W. and Amanda Palmer Jones on November 7, 1910 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was prceded in death by her parents and brothers Washington Jones, and Arthur Jone and Lee Jones Sr.
Elvie attended school in Shawnee. She married George Washington, Sr., and to this union was born three children, George Washington, Jr. Aquilla Washington and James Washington, all of whom preceded her in death.
Elvie lived through the Great Depression trying to make a life for her and son George Jr, Jr. She worked as a beautician, a seamstress and a domestic.
She married Jerry McGee and lived in Sand Springs, Ok. for 21 years until his death. She later moved to Tulsa, Ok. and married Daniel Toliver. This union lasted 12 years until his death.
A giving person in word an deed, Elvie’s philanthropy was most directed toward children. She began Granny’s Children in 2006. Her heart’s desire was to ensure that children were fed and prospered in a positive environment. This charity, still active today, exemplifies her spirit of giving. She also sponsored Cara Cares (focused on the needs of children) established by her nephew, Lewis Bumpers, Jr.
Elvie took wings into Heaven at the age of 101 years on November 14, 2011 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Marilyn s. Washington, Annetta B. Burden and Alberta L. Leach; grandson, Austion D. Behn; great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; trusted friends for many years, Ronald M. Edd and Frank Cotton; and a host of friends both far and near.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011- 12:30 pm at
Church of the Living God #53
3960 N. Hartford Tulsa, Oklahoma
Visitation will be held on Friday, 1:00-7:00 pm at the Dyer Chapel.
Internment: Crown Hill Cemetery