Ollie Jean Huff

July 10, 1931 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 90)


Reflections of my mom’s Life

Ollie Jean Mynniefield Huff was born on July 10, 1931, to the parents of Ollie and Clara Mynniefield, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She made the family of two sisters and one brother complete, not knowing that eight days later, her mother would transition due to complications from birth.   As family would have it, Ollie’s grandmother, Clara, would step in and raise she and her siblings for the next eighteen years.

Ollie began and completed her formal education in Ft. Smith schools, graduating from Dunbar High School. In her early twenties she became a member of the Morning Star Gospel Chorus. Not only did she love to sing, but she was also musically inclined as evidenced by her playing the piano. She made a very important decision to accept God and make him the Lord of her life.

Ollie met and married the late Superintendent R.E. Huff, Sr., and this was the beginning of a powerful duo in the ministry. They lived their first fourteen years of marriage in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, while he pastored churches in Oklahoma later accepting the Pastoral assignment in Oklahoma City.

 Ollie, not just a wife, but the First Lady of this church, modeled the spirit of excellence in this new arena. Accepting the call as, a pastor’s wife in a new church assignment she continued as a prayer warrior, singer, and musician using all those talents to help win souls for the Master.

Life was not always the best, because amid servitude, Mother Huff, like many, wanted a child. This want had escaped her for many years in their marriage, but she continued to trust God. In the ninth month of 1975, God answered her prayer when she birthed a man child, whom they named Richard E. Jr. Her testimony was then empowered with joy, and sustained gratefulness. He, like them, became a member of Highland Drive Church of God in Christ.

Mother Huff stood with her family, holding true to her wedding vow, “in sickness and in health, ‘til departed by death. That moment came in November 2013 when Superintendent Huff transitioned this life into eternity. Encountering extreme sadness, exactly one month later, at the age of eighty-two, she had open-heart surgery. In December of 2014, her beloved family members in Atlanta, Georgia, thought it necessary to care for her in their home. She was with them until February 2015, when she came to live with her son in Tulsa.

The next six years she would build the greater bond with her son and a new church family, Northside Evangelistic Temple, in Preston, Oklahoma where he is the pastor. Again, she would find herself in prayer and support of the ministry, this time with her answered prayer from God, Richard Jr.

Mother Huff lived a wonderful life, enjoying soul food and praising God sometimes singing her favorite songs; “Wonderful” and “All Night, All Day the angels watching over me.”  How true that was when on Monday morning November 11, 2021, God dispatched his angel from heaven to retrieve the soul of his sweet warrior. Those who witnessed spoke of the peaceful transition because she didn’t die, she simply went to sleep in Christ.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her grandparents, her siblings, and the love of her life for more than fifty years, her husband Superintendent Richard E. Huff, Sr.

Prepared to cherish her impact on their lives is her son Richard Jr., her grandson, her second joy, Richard III, Goddaughters, Mary and Brittney, nieces, nephews, and an innumerable number of friends and loved ones in Christ.

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November 19, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
God's Powerhouse Ministries
2425 N. Highland
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Celebration of Life
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Page Sanctuary Church of God in Christ
7205 N Kelly Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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