Ola Lee Artis

January 12, 1936 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 84)


Ola Lee Artis was born on January 12, 1936, in Mississippi. She passed away on December 7, 2020.

She married James Lee Artis on July 16, 1956. Severn, MD, is where Ola lived since 1978.  She was a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and a child of Jesus Christ. It is not possible to sum up Ola’s life in a few words. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and keeping up with what is happening in the world. Her courage, strength, empathy, honesty, wisdom, and foresight served as an inspiration to her family. In her past, she served as the President of the NCO Wives Club at K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan. Once James left the USAF in 1976, Ola spent more than 15 years working in the retail industry.

Ola is survived by her sons Darrell Leon Artis, Lionel Dean Artis, Jerome Lynn Artis and his wife Berna; four grandchildren, Lea, Amber, Julian, and SeyfiJames Artis, and a host of family and friends.

Ola is preceded in death by her husband James L. Artis and her grandson Daniyel Artis. 

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. ‘The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”

The song that provides me, and I hope you, a glimpse into the spirit of Ola Artis is Remember Me from the Disney Movie “ Coco “


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Livestream of Service
December 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

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