At Oliver Law Office, we are proud of our commitment to a positive and exceptional client experience. We also value giving back to those in our community. We understand that our success is dependent on the communities we serve, and we feel a deep pride and obligation to give back.
Jami S. Oliver has given much of her time and talent to benefit PanCan (The Pancreatic Action Network) and those struggling with pancreatic cancer. She has traveled to Washington DC to meet with representatives of Congress for many years, leading the advocates and volunteers from the State of Ohio in asking Congress to fund pancreatic cancer research and early detection.
In 2023, Oliver Law Office and their team of volunteers raised $20,400.87 during PurpleStride Columbus, a national run/walk in support of pancreatic cancer research and funding. Oliver Law Office was tied as a top three award-winning team. The entire Oliver Law Office team supports the missions and goals of the national non-profit, PanCan, and continues to participate in annual PurpleStride events – raising money and advocating for medical breakthrough.
In Memorium of Jami’s beloved sister,
Joetta (Nelson) McPherson, known for her silly sense of humor and love of all things natural, died on December 21, 2022, in Newark, Ohio following a courageous ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She had just celebrated her 59th birthday.
Joetta was born on December 10, 1963, in Galion, Ohio. She was dedicated to raising her family at a young age and worked hard, earning her LPN degree, and working as a nurse for many years. She demonstrated true grit and determination to make the earth a better place by starting right where she lived.
She was an avid gardener and herbalist and an astute reader. Her knowledge of plants and nutrition benefited her philanthropic pursuits, including her work with the Stratford Ecological Center, where she volunteered as a beekeeper, herbalist, and was an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist and a BOW woman (“Becoming an Outdoors Woman”). She was a photography enthusiast and had an amazing eye for natural photography. She could operate a successful business as the CEO and at the same time she could work in the business as a laborer, and nobody would be the wiser. She knew how to operate heavy equipment, change her oil, repair a car, and sew a hem. She was truly a mentor and teacher to everyone she met in both her personal and professional life. If you had never watched a documentary on plastic water bottles or the dangers of our food supply, she was sure to provide you with a DVD on the spot.
Joetta was a woman of God and devoted her life to prayer, outreach, and learning. She regularly attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Delaware, Ohio with her husband, Rocky. As he describes her, “She was honest, to a fault.”
Joetta’s sisters often introduced her as their “tree hugger” sister because she loved nothing more than sitting under a tree, watching the birds play, weeding a garden, planting flowers specifically chosen to attract bees or butterflies to pollinate her herbs and vegetables, watching the ocean waves roll in and out, basking in the warmth of the sun on a beautiful summer day, canning her freshly plucked fruits and vegetables, or creating new concoctions of herbal healing teas and tinctures with hand-picked elderberry, strawberry, and other herbs.
If you needed to know what to put in the vaporizer when you were sick, what to eat to heal your thyroid, or where to buy the purest vitamins, Joetta was the one you called. If you just needed to know what you could put in your crockpot dinner to make it healthier, you called Joetta – just as long as you didn’t omit the cheese.
Joetta met the love of her life, Rocky, in 2006, and they built a life together that included hiking Mount LeConte, Tennessee, and Mount Katahdin, Maine, visiting their grandchildren, gardening and landscaping, and building a successful commercial painting business, Paintastic. She loved hiking and camping and was a 4H enthusiast. Joetta loved her work and her play time and could be found in the evening laughing with a past episode of SpongeBob SquarePants or a Looney Tunes rerun. Her laugh was infectious and spontaneous – her dancing was legendary.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce (Carver) Honaker, her step-mother, Alice Nelson, her brother Derrick McPherson, and baby brother, Brad Nelson. She leaves behind her soul mate and the love of her life, her husband Roderick “Rocky” McPherson; her father, Lowell Nelson; her step-father, James Honaker; her daughter, Heide Tubbs; her son, Danny Callentine, her brothers, Todd Nelson, Phillip McPherson and Chris Sahr; her sisters, Jami (Honaker) Oliver, Jena (Honaker) Deskins, Jodi Honaker, Cheri Sahr and their children, and multiple grandchildren whom she adored.
Despite her diagnosis, Joetta braved the ravages of pancreatic cancer with grace under pressure, and she left this Earth with her head held high, ready to meet her God and her loved ones with the same grace and dignity with which she departed.
Joetta loved spring in Ohio the most – when the peepers start to sing, and the tiniest green chutes begin to push their way up through the frozen ground. Her enthusiasm was contagious – resulting in texts and photos to prove spring had indeed arrived. A memorial is being planned when the weather warms and the bees and butterflies emerge and can join us. Please watch for that announcement so that we can celebrate Joetta’s life and her contribution to planet Earth.
In lieu of flowers, Joetta would want you to plant a tree, preferably one native to your region. If you plant a tree in Joetta’s honor, please post a picture to social media with hashtags #celebratejoetta and #savetheearth.