In Loving Memory of a Life Well Lived: Olean Tate
Olean Tate was born November 23, 1929 in Duck Hill, Mississippi to Earlene and Parrie Miller. In 1945, she moved with her family to Pasadena, CA. Upon arriving in California, they attended Metropolitan Baptist Church and later the family helped to establish the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
In 1962 Olean met and fell in love with Leroy Tate, who introduced her to the Adventist faith wherein she was baptized on May 20, 1972. Olean was an active member of the Altadena Seventh-day Adventist Church until her passing. You could always find Olean on the third row, center aisle sitting with her friend and sister in Christ, Corrine Houston. She served in many capacities, as an active member of the Usher Board, King’s Daughters and the Deaconness board.
Olean was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking for her children and their friends. She always offered a warm home and a safe haven to all who entered her house. You may enter her house a stranger, but would leave as family. Olean’s love for her children and their friends knew no bounds. She would feed you, clothe you, listen to your cares, give you sage advice, and always keep you in her prayers.
In her quiet times, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and working on word search puzzles with her grandchildren. But, Olean’s greatest joy came from studying the Word and her weekly Sabbath school lesson.
On April 29, 2010 God called Olean to rest. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, her daughter Jeanette Hooper and her son, Burkman Donnie Pollard. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children Daniel (Cynthia) Pollard, David Marks, Tana (Danny) Bakewell, Yolanda (Corey) Sanders, Mariana Childs, Yvonne Pollard, Michael Cooke, Pamelynn Tate; 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren; her sister Willie Grace Seaberry, and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.