One of Four Sons, Ossie Paige was born November 2, 1921 in Edison, GA to the late William and Orange Paige. Charlie, Allison and Eugene were his three brothers.
Coming to Florida at an early age. Ossie completed school in the early 40’s at Lincoln Park Academy’s Means Court Site. He went on to attend college at Moorehouse College in Atlanta, GA. and later received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Bethune Cookman in Daytona, FL. Young Ossie joined the United States Navy in 1942 where he held the position of Signalman and served in World War II. Ossie was also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Continuing a life of service he was employed as an elementary school teacher in the St. Lucie County School District for 32 years. Working at various schools throughout the district.
Ossie married the love of his life, Margaret Brooks who proceeded him in death on December 30, 2010.
Ossie Paige served at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a Deacon under the Pastoral Leadership of Rev. R.J. Cliffin and continued serving for over 50+ years, under Rev. Dr. Howard D. Coleman and until his demise under Rev. Kwame D. Alston. He served as the Financial Secretary for the Church for 27 years, Trustee for many years, and teacher of the Adult Sunday School and Bible School for more than 50 years. At the time of his passing, Deacon Ossie Paige was the oldest Pioneer of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
Deacon Ossie Paige departed this life for a life everlasting on January 4, 2021. Left to mourn his loss are many family members around the United States and friends near and far.
Public viewing for Deacon Ossie Paige will take place in Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Stone Brothers Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL which will be followed by the Omega Service of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at 6:30pm. Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00am at HIllcrest Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce, FL.
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