Octavia was born in Pensacola, FL, to Eldridge & Bessie Hawthorne on September 29, 1920. At a young age she gave her life to Christ and joined Greater Union Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A.J. King Sr. She later married Oscar McAroy Sr. and to their 38 year union there were ten children born.
Five children preceded her in death, Oscar Jr.(Vera), Ronald (Edna), Mel Tommie, Christa and Mary (Ben) Lewis.
Five surviving children are Horace (Lucille), Valerie (Edward) Johnson, Roger (Dorothy), Octavia (Bobby)Worthey, Minister Allie McAroy and Goddaughter Nadine Riley all of Pensacola, FL. And over 70 grandchildren, hundreds of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She loved and was loved by many people in many places.
Special Thanks to all the staff at University Hills Health & Rehabilitation.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 3, 2013