Lula Oliver-Louden

Lula  Oliver-Louden

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Lula Oliver Louden, beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin, and friend, passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 61. She was born to the late Charles and Alice ‘Corine” Oliver on January 7, 1962, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lula lived a life with love, faith, and service to others. She was a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse, having worked at Eastern State Hospital for nineteen years, touching countless lives with her caring nature and healing hands. She also served as a driver for Curbside Service Company, always going the extra mile to help and support those in need when she was able.

Beyond her professional achievements, Lula had many passions that brought joy to her life. She was an excellent cook, delighting her family and friends with her delicious creations. Lula also had a remarkable gift for music and loved dancing and worshiping the Lord. She found solace in singing praises to the Lord as a Psalmist. Her favorite song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” encapsulated her unwavering faith and trust in God’s guidance. Lula was an active member of The River Church Toano, where she found spiritual nourishment and a sense of community. She cherished her time worshiping and growing in her faith alongside her fellow church members.

Lula also held her high school years “dear” at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia, graduating in 1980. She completed her nursing education at Lafayette School of Nursing in 1981, furthering her commitment to caring for others. Lula is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alice “Corine” Oliver, as well as her maternal grandmother, Emma Berkley Jones. She leaves behind a legacy of love to be cherished by her husband, George Louden; their son, Sean Lawson; their daughter, Makaylah Louden; her brother William “Bubba” Griffin and her spiritual son Divine Fraser. Additionally, she leaves behind six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and a host of beloved cousins and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

Lula will be laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia, ensuring that her memory remains forever intertwined with her beloved family members. Lula will be remembered as one who brought inspiration, love, and comfort to all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. Her faith, selflessness, and unwavering spirit will continue to guide and uplift us, reminding us to live each day with compassion and kindness. May her soul find eternal peace, and may we strive to honor her memory by embodying the same love and grace that Father God bestowed upon her and to each of us.


Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The River Church - Directions
8824 Richmond Road
Toano, Virginia 23168

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  • December 04, 2023
    Cherise Cureton says:
    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers, love, and peace to the family. Makayla, may your heart and soul stay strong through this difficult time.

  • December 02, 2023
    Dana Thornton -King says:
    I love you Lula. For the many times you kept me from a whipping, I thank you. For being an example in profession and lovingkindness to family, I thank you. You were a strength to us. Thank you for your humor and constant care. Rest in peace cousin. Love always.

  • December 02, 2023
    Pastor Debbie Williams says:
    Mr. George and family, words cannot begin to express the deep sorrow I feel at the unexpected loss of Lula. I will miss my driving buddy. We drove many days up and down 64 to our appointments. I will miss our deep conversations and hours of laughter. I will miss her "cornbread cake and fried chicken! She was such an excellent cook. I will miss her singing and her wonderful prayers which were so comforting. I will always be grateful for her helping me find my way around Williamsburg. I remember the day I got lost trying to find one of the libraries and find my way home from the store. She laughed so hard. She said gurl, "How did you get over there? That's the wrong way!" Oh, how we laughed. Some many memories I will cherish. Lula was a "true" friend and sister! God called her home to take a rest in Him.

  • December 01, 2023
    Bernadette King & Family says:
    We send sincere condolences. Lula's kind heart, beautiful smile and good cooking will be missed. May the peace of God rest upon your family. You are in our prayers today and always. We love you dearly! ❤

  • November 30, 2023
    Lovell banks says:
    Sending prayers and condolences to the family. May God continue grant you peace and understanding during your time of loss. Lovell Banks classmate.