Dee Oliver


Dee Oliver is the socialite widow of John Oliver, who was a fourth-generation funeral director and the impeccably mannered proprietor of the largest funeral home in southeastern Virginia. Dee holds a degree in mortuary science and writes about death (and surviving the loss of someone you love) in her blog, Going Out in Style. She is the mother of three girls, ages 17-21.

Stories by Dee Oliver

10 Things Not to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

There are four words you should say to someone grieving a loss — these aren’t them.