We will dearly miss our mom, Olga Dickerson Dillard, aged 87, beloved mother of Carmen and Damon, son-in-law Dan Fahey and devoted widow of Raymond Dillard, who passed peacefully into Heaven on Wednesday April 20, 2016.
Olga was born in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 1929 where she grew up with 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and her parents, Philip and Mary Dickerson. She married Raymond Dillard on September 28, 1957 and had two children, Carmen and Damon. They were married for 29 years until Raymond’s death in 1986. She lived most of her life in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, OH, with the last several years in Houston, TX.
Olga attended teachers college then began working as a clerk in the naval offices in Pittsburgh, PA where she met Raymond. They were married and moved to Cleveland where she worked and retired from the city of Shaker Heights. She enjoyed cultural events like musicals, reading mysteries, as well as travel to see relatives. As anyone who knew Olga, she never met a stranger, and she especially loved small children, hugging her grandkids every chance she could.
Olga was preceded in death by her parents, Philip Golden and Mary Magdalene (Cole) Dickerson, husband, Raymond Leon, sister, Elaine and brother, Philip. Her surviving siblings are sister, Geraldine Smith, sister, MaryAnn Quarterman and brother, James Dickerson. Olga is also survived by her son, Damon Dillard, daughter, Carmen Fahey (Dillard), son-in-law, Dan Fahey and three grandchildren, Damon Dillard Jr., Nicole (Nikki) Fahey and Ryan Fahey. In addition, she has four great grandchildren (Neveah, Izaiah, Malachi, and Journey) and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Crowder Funeral Home, in Clear Lake, TX on Tuesday, April 26th. The family will greet guests from 600 – 7:00 pm followed by the memorial service at 7:00 pm.