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Annette Crosby Oliver

Annette Crosby Oliver

September 1, 1938 - October 15, 2018     Age: 80

Annette Crosby Oliver, age 80, of Fernandina Beach, passed away at the Warner Center for Caring on Monday, October 15, 2018, with her daughter by her side.

She was born on September 1, 1938, one of ten children born to the late John Melvin Dyals and Venie Shope in Waycross, Georgia.  She lived in Waycross most of her life until she moved to Fernandina in 1959 with her husband, Charles W. Crosby where she made many dear friends, especially, Barbara, Neil and Kay. 

Annette (Nana) was known by all as a classy, witty and giving person who was full of life and who was abruptly honest at times.  She had a passion for life and was always the life of the party.  She enjoyed manicures and shopping.  Her life was full with the love of family and friends.

Annette had many loves in her life including her family and two husbands, Charles W. Crosby who passed away in 1994 and James G. Oliver who passed away in 2014. She is also predeceased by a son, Charles M. Crosby in 2013.

She leaves behind her daughter, Tammy Crosby Stiles of Fernandina Beach, FL; brothers, Quitman Todd and Walker (Marie) Dyals both of Waycross, GA; her twin sister, Jennette (Bill) Barrow of Waycross, GA; sister, Winkie Dowling of St. Mary’s, GA; her grandchildren, Charles Michael (Lauren) Crosby, Jr., Ashley Crosby, Kayla (Mike) Carroll, Alissa Stiles, Rebecca Stiles;  great-grandchildren, Nevin, Leyana, Julius, Liam, Sawyer, David and new-found loves, “Bella” (mini-flop rabbit) and “Marlee” (golden retriever).

Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, October 19, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home with Chaplain Jackie Hayes officiating.

She will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross, GA.

5 Condolences

  • Susan Markiw, PT Posted October 16, 2018 10:54 am

    I met Annette more than 20 years ago while helping to take care of Charles. She was the sweetest person to be around and cared for Charles with all her heart. Over the years I kept up on her through Barb. May she rest in peace and enjoy being reunited with her loved ones.

  • Kenny Cannon Posted October 16, 2018 10:12 pm

    Aunt Annette was my mother’s sister (Lillian Marie Dyals Cannon). I remember her when I was a child on Holidays and other occasions while visiting Ma Vennie’s. She was always full of life and so much fun. In later years after I married my wife and I would visit Fernandina Beach and often see her at work. May God’s presence be with the family during this difficult time. Kenny

  • Anne B Sweat Posted October 19, 2018 3:30 pm

    Annette was always so witty, clever and bright. Uncle Jim was very happily married to her for such a short period in their lives but I know first-hand how much he cherished Annette. I am so thankful to have spent time with her and very sad to hear of her passing. Praying that the Lord’s comfort and peace will be felt by Tammy, the grandchildren, and Annette’s siblings.

  • Wanda Mastin (Cuthrell) Posted October 21, 2018 8:42 am

    Annette was one of my favorite people as a young teen. She and Charles were friends of my parents and were often at our home, so much laughter and fun. I thank Annnette for introducing me to estate and garage sales. We often went together on Saturdays and it continues to be a love of mine.

    Love and prayers, Tammy.

  • Larry Maki Posted October 7, 2019 12:30 am

    God bless your soul Annette !!! From Larry Maki British Columbia Canada ! Tammy Crosby’s ex-husband ! You always treated me so good and I never have forgotten it !! Tammy you’re welcome to email me if you would like ! God Bless !

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