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May 30, 1916   -   March 28 , 2006

Obituary posted by : Carmen Stallworth-Clark ,  Daughter   
Person Description:
Life Reflections of Ollie Stallworth, Sr.

A Time To Be Born:
Ollie Stallworth, Sr. was born in Beatrice, Alabama on May 30, 1916. He was born to the late Judge Stallworth and Clara Mae Jones.

A Time To Be Born:
Ollie Stallworth, Sr. was born in Beatrice, Alabama on May 30, 1916. He was born to the late Judge Stallworth and Clara Mae Jones.

A Time to Learn:
Ollie Sr. was educated through the Birmingham Public School System. Ollie Sr. loved to read and write and had special interests in social-economic affairs and world events. Growing up in Alabama, Ollie, Sr. was apart of the well-known Stallworth and Ephraim family. This family is made up of politicians, lawyers, judges and professionals. Ollie Sr. was very proud of his heritage and children. He instilled in his children the value of a good education and ensured that all of his children received a good education.

A Time to Love:
Ollie Sr. met Lether Ann Chambers at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They married in March of 1964 at Wayland Temple in Philadelphia, PA. Ollie Sr. often referred to his wife, Lether as his “heart-beat” or “doll”. Through their union Ollie Sr. and Lether gave birth to one son, Mark and five daughters, Cynthia, Sherry, Clara, Carmen and Christelle. In previous marriages and relationships, Ollie Sr. also had five other children, Ollie Jr., Beatrice (deceased), Gregory (deceased), Barbara and Patricia. Two grandchildren preceded him in death, Shegun Yusuf (deceased) and Patricia Nicole (deceased). Ollie Sr. loved his family very much and his family loved him.

A Time To Serve:
He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Order for over 70 years. He joined Prince Hall Masonry in 1935. Ollie Sr. masonic ties included: member of Pyramid Temple #1 A.E.A.O.N.M.S. (PHA), Demolay Consistery #1 A.A.S.R. (PHA), Past High Priest of King Hiram Chapter #2, Holy Royal Arch Masons (PHA), former member of King Solomon #1, Holy Royal Arch Masons (PHA), Past Master of Bethel Lodge, #47, F&A.M. (PHA). Ollie Sr. had a class named in his honor in 2000 (Four Cardinal Virtues Bethel Lodge #47) and he was the oldest living Past Master. Through his work in the Masonic Order, he has been an inspiration and positive role model to all young men.

Knowing Jesus Christ as his personal savior, Ollie Sr. joined the Deliverance Evangelistic Church and served as a Trustee for many years under the Founder and Late Pastor, Dr. Benjamin Smith, Sr.

A Time To Work:
Ollie Sr. as a young man worked in the coal mines in the south as a pipefitter. When he arrived to Philadelphia, PA in the late 1950 s, he exercised his entrepreneurial skills by leading his own meat cleaning crew. Working for over 30 years at Colonial Beef Company as a Cleaning Foreman, he also expanded his cleaning workforce to several other meat companies including Quaker City Meat Company, Twin Brothers and several hotels. His wife, Lether also became apart of his crew and worked by his side faithfully. Ollie Sr. retired from Colonial Beef Company in 1990. Not being a stranger to hard work, Ollie Sr. wanted to keep busy and work, so he later worked for a Private Security firm as a Security Investigator. Ollie Sr. also was known to enjoy hunting and fishing during his time away from work.

A Time To Give:
Ollie Sr. was much loved and respected by his family as well as the Germantown community in which he lived. He was well-known to the neighbors of Knox and Manheim Streets as “Mr. Stallworth” or “Mr. Ollie”.

A Time to Continue His Legacy and Cherish:
Ollie Sr. leaves behind to cherish his memory and continue his legacy: his wife, Lether Ann Stallworth; two sons, Ollie Jr. and Mark; seven daughters, Barbara, Cynthia, Sherry, Clara, Carmen, Patricia and Christelle; one daughter-in-law, Rosalind and two son-in-laws, Lamont and Robert, Jr. 26 grandchildren, Antonio, Eduardo, Conchetta, Hubert, Jr., Christopher, Caryn, Stephone, Cordelia, Shanaya, Selena, Adrena, Vertone, Kaisha, Ayo, Sabree, Shaina, Calvin, April, Carey, Jocelyn, Melissa, Nia, Harry, Christian, Grace and Ruth. 29 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and treasured friends.
Service Information:
Life Celebration Services Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at ll:00 a.m. Viewing: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Deliverance Evangelistic Church 21st and Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132
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