Oveida Harvey Thrift, age 89, of Hallandale, Florida passed away on, Monday, August 6, 2018 at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida after a brief illness. She was born on September 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to Nebbie and Anzie (Herndon) Harvey. Growing up, Oveida and her family would come to Florida from New York during the winter months. She attended school in Baker County where she met and fell in love with Floyd “Buck” Thrift. After they were married, they lived in New York for a few years before moving back to Baker County. Ms. Thrift had lived in Hallandale for the past 35 years and was an Administrative Assistant in Real Estate before her retirement. She was of the Baptist faith and she loved her family.
Oveida was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randall Thrift, Sr.; and husband, Floyd “Buck” Thrift. She is survived by her grandson, Randall Thrift, Jr. of Brooklyn, New York; niece, Dr. Susie Tower of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter-in-law, Neddy Thrift of Brooklyn, New York; and longtime friend, neighbor, and hairdresser, Kimberly Boyer; along with other family members, and friends.
A Graveside Service for Ms. Thrift will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Macedonia Cemetery with Pastor Richard Fish officiating.
Local arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL AND CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please sign the guestbook at www.blackburncurryfh.com.