Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Olivia Osei-Sarfo

09/10/1949 - 04/19/2012

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held 6-7pm, Friday, Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue

Service Information

A funeral will be held 11am, Saturday, April 28, 2012
Grace Episcopal Church
1400 E. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Olivia Venable Osei-Sarfo, 62, passed away on April 19, 2012. She was born on September 10, 1949 to the late General H. Venable, Sr. and Louise R. Venable in Norfolk, VA. She retired as Library Branch Manager for the City of Norfolk and was Library Manager for the City of Chesapeake. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Norfolk, VA. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School ’67, Norfolk State University ’72 and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ’75. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother James K. Venable. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Kwame Osei-Sarfo, Ph. D.; sisters Tarrye L. Venable and Valencia Ingram (Phil); brother General H. Venable, Jr. (Cathy); special aunt Willie Grace Venable; uncles Ernest Reese, Sr., Joe Reese, Horace Venable, Jr.; long time friends Paulette Ellis and Sandra Norman; former spouse Kwame Osei-Sarfo; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew and extended family.

A Bullock I am so sorry to hear of the death of your loved one rev 21:3,4 gives all of us a hope of seeing our dead loved ones again.I hope this gave you some comfort
Posted: 4/28/2012
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Brenda Daniels-Sutton My prayers are with the family. The Lord will comfort you at this time.
Posted: 4/28/2012
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LaBarbara Cuffee, Van and Wanda It is with a very heavy heart that I am expressing my dear condolences to the family and friends of Oliver. I will forever remember the great works this great and wonderful lady did for me and my family. She had a unique personally that would just melt your heart she made the Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Libruary internally known. I wili never forget the summer reading program parade. What a way to start children reading for the summer, but with a big beautiful parade. Olivia, you will be truly missed
Posted: 4/27/2012
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James and Michele McCoy My God rest your soul. This is so unbelievable! May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family forever more. Grace Church will never be the same!
Posted: 4/27/2012
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Muriel Evans Olivia will truly be missed. She was an angel to the patrons of the Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library. She had a passion for the people in the community and understood what they would respond to and how to reach them. I considered her one of my champions and appreciated her support. May God bless and strengthen the family.
Posted: 4/27/2012
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Posted: 4/26/2012
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serena b. highsmith To the family of Olivia Osei-Sarfo, I extend heartfelt condolences to you. Olivia was my Continental sister and she was a very smart and fun loving person. She will be missed by all who knew her. God is a healer and look to him for comfort and peace now and the days to come.Praying for you and God Bless. Continental Serena B. Highsmith(Newport News/Hampton Chapter)
Posted: 4/26/2012
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Oralene Riddick Porter formerly It is with deep sadness to hear pf my long time friend "Livie" Wow, i keep looking at this blank paper not knowing what to say, I'm numb to say the least. My God we go back as far as when she married "Kwame" From Ghana Accra. She was just so jolly and full of joy we talked to each other when we bump into each other for hrs. We had a very long history in Robinhood where we used to live. I will miss her even though it's been a while. I pray her family will know that God doesn't make mistakes, He chooses her to finish his Beautiful Garden of Roses Sicerely, with Sadness Oralene R. Porter was Sagoe formerly.
Posted: 4/26/2012
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Melanie MIa As sisters in Christ, she was an inspiration to many. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Posted: 4/26/2012
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Dianne A. Blakeney Mrs. Olivia Osei-Sarfo was a loyal and dedicated member of the Planning Committee for the 59th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott April 19-22, 2012. She was always willing to serve in the capacity as Vendors Chairman. There was nothing that she would not do in order to create and contribute towards a very successful regional conference that was held April 19-22, 2012. We were just devastated when her passing was announced. The conference was truly touched by her gifted hands. May God forever bless and keep her loving memories in our hearts! She was also a member of the Upsilon Omicron Omega Chapter located in Norfolk, VA in which we was also revered and admired by her chapter members. We will miss Olivia!
Posted: 4/25/2012
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Michael Shaw Olivia was one of the first people I met when I moved here and was always a loyal friend who helped me in many ways and gave of herself constantly. I will miss her enormously. Deepest prayers and sympathy for her family.
Posted: 4/24/2012
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Rodtrice and Zariah White Hey Ms. Olivia...you are walking the streets of gold now. Continue to watch over us all I know you are down on me and telling me to eat healthy and put some shoes on Zariah's feet. We love you dearly and thank you for that heart to heart talk you gave me I took your advice! My prayers goes out to your family and friends.
Posted: 4/24/2012
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EARLENE EDLER Deepest conerns with Olivia's family.
Posted: 4/24/2012
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Mervin McCoy Dear Family Members: During these times of the demise of a family member,I have always found Peace and Closure in HEBREWS 11-16-KJV. After reading the passage, I'm sure your FAITH will sustain you. Mervin McCoy--Former Teacher, Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk
Posted: 4/23/2012
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DELPHINE FREEMAN May God's peace and grace be with the family at this very hard time. Cherish the memories and know that God makes no mistakes and because of Vern's faithfulness the Heavenly Gates were opened to her and she followed his command "YOU CAN COME ON IN".
Posted: 4/23/2012
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Rochelle McMorris Mrs. Olivia, You have been such a blessing to me. You will be truly missed.
Posted: 4/23/2012
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Therese Bigelow Well Olivia this seems so unreal! You touched so many people during your life. Children in the communities you served especially benefited from your passionate belief in them.
Posted: 4/23/2012
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Nancy Neal Olivia, I admired you so much. I wish we had gone to Harrison's Fishing Pier last year after our Job Fair. You touched so many lives with your radiant personality. I will miss you at our monthly meetings. Thank you for all the love you showed to so many and for all the laughter.
Posted: 4/23/2012
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Patricia Kendalls I can't express how much I am going to miss you. Your life has touched mine in so many ways that I will never forget you.
Posted: 4/23/2012
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