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Bobbie Jean Oldham

February 2, 1933 — March 3, 2023

Indianapolis

Bobbie Jean Oldham

 

Bobbie Jean Oldham was born February 2, 1933 to Fedney and Mary Rose Potts in Harlan, Kentucky. Bobbie was the youngest of 4 and she fought to survive in the face of insurmountable odds. She was truly something else.

In 1943, Bobbie moved to Indianapolis with her siblings Edith, Paul, and Hazel (each preceding her in death) to live with family and continue her schooling. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and that relationship would continue to define her life. On October 4, 1948 Bobbie married her forever love, George Oldham, in Indianapolis, IN. Bobbie had many different jobs as a young adult, but in 1967 she began the job that brought her the greatest joy, staying at home and caring for her children and others who were in need. Mama was a caregiver, she was a homemaker, and she was a haven for those in need. It was not uncommon to walk into her home and be encircled with the smell of something savory on the stove and the sound of sweet hymns as she cared for children - both her own and others. She was a woman of sharp wit and even sharper wisdom. It never failed that if she could not offer wisdom to a person’s situation, she would boldly take it into prayer to One who could.

In her adult life, she dedicated her earthly time to advancing the kingdom of God both inside and outside of her home. One of her most notable accomplishments was initiating and leading the Neighborhood Choir in 1971. Mama brought together local kids to learn and minister hymns, but her ministry did not stop there. In the early 70s, she joined Second Christian Church and served in many different roles include founding Church On Wheels, an outreach ministry to seniors in nursing homes. This ministry brought her great joy as she preached the Word to those who were shut-in. In the early 1990s, Bobbie joined Cathedral of Praise and not a Sunday went by that you would not find her sharply dressed in a vibrant suit ready to bring glory to her Savior.

Mama’s legacy is unmatched. She will forever be remembered for her love for life, impeccable wallabadoop, and most importantly her devotion to God. The mantle of her legacy is passed now to her husband George, children Kathy Ledsinger, Dewayne Oldham, and Crystal Graves; and her grandchildren Dewayne Oldham Jr., Chris Graves, Crystiene Graves, Lawrence Oldham, Christiana Blair, and Christian Graves and her many great grandchildren and loved ones.

Bobbie Jean entered this world as a fighter and left the same on March 3, 2023. While we mourn the end of a truly phenomenal life spent serving others, we rejoice in knowing that her life was dedicated to bringing God’s Kingdom to Earth and that she is now resting in eternal peace with her Savior.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

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Monday, March 20, 2023

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Monday, March 20, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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