Official State Funeral Schedule For Lt. Governor Oliver Announced

The official New Jersey State Funeral and Memorial Service for Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver will take place at a church in Newark on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

The New Jersey State Funeral and Memorial Service will follow two days when Lieutenant Governor Oliver will lie in state in both the Rotunda of the New Jersey State Capitol and the Essex County Historic Courthouse. The three-day “Celebration of Life” will pay tribute to Lieutenant Governor Oliver’s extraordinary life and legacy of public service.

“As we come together in shared mourning over the loss of our family member and friend Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, we will remember the legacy she leaves behind as a changemaker and trailblazer,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Together, we will honor and celebrate her remarkable contributions to the state she loved, recognizing the profound impact she had on the millions of people who call New Jersey home.”

“Sheila was not only a distinguished public servant, but also our cherished daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and hero,” said the Oliver Family. “She leaves behind a legacy of dedication, service, and inspiration. We will remember her commitment to the people of New Jersey and her tireless efforts to uplift the community. May her memory be a source of comfort and strength to all who knew her.”

In lieu of flowers, the Oliver family asks that donations be made to the Sheila Y. Oliver Civic Association, c/o Genova Burns LLC, 494 Broad Street, 5th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, which is a private, non-profit, non-partisan charitable organization founded in 2019, committed to educating and developing young women of color who are interested in government, public policy, and community organizing.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

What: On the morning of Thursday, August 10, Lieutenant Governor Oliver will be escorted to the New Jersey State House Rotunda by the Honor Guard of the New Jersey State Police. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects to the Lieutenant Governor in the Rotunda where she will lie in state.

When: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: New Jersey State House Rotunda, 125 W. State St, Trenton, NJ 08608

Friday, August 11, 2023

What: On the morning of Friday, August 11, Lieutenant Governor Oliver will be escorted to the Essex County Historic Courthouse by the Honor Guard of the New Jersey State Police. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects Lieutenant Governor Oliver at the Essex County Historic Courthouse where she will lie in state. Lieutenant Governor Oliver will be accompanied by a rotating Honor Guard from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.

When: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Essex County Historic Court House, 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Newark 07102

Saturday, August 12, 2023

What: On the morning of Saturday, August 12, Lieutenant Governor Oliver will be escorted to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart by the Honor Guard of the New Jersey State Police for a Memorial Service. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects to Lieutenant Governor Oliver.

When: 10:00 a.m. (attendees must be seated by 9:15 a.m.)

Where: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104

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