Opal was born in 1911. She passed away in 2000.
Opal Alline [Allene] Pickering, 90, Springfield, departed from this place to be with the Lord at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Maranatha Lodge Nursing Home. Opal was born April 13, 1911, daughter of Roland and Cordelia [Fox] Lee, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Paul D. Pickering, Sept. 20, 1980; two brothers, Archie and Verdie Lee; and two sisters, Dorothy Harp and Blanche DiGraci. Opal and Paul celebrated 51 years together with love and devotion for each other. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of 13. She was a testimony to those who knew her, and she lived by faith and prayer. Opal was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Hamlin Memorial Baptist church, and was active in all church activities. She will be missed by her beloved family and friends. “We shall weep no more but rejoice for we know she is with the Lord.” Her days on earth were well spent, her memories will be forever. Opal is survived by one son, Harold E. Pickering, and a daughter, Freda Robertson and her husband, Leonard; five grandchildren, Janice Lynn Lowry and husband, Wayne, Terry Robertson and wife, Peggy, Christopher Robertson, Gregory Pickering and Pamela Jaynes and husband Ed; eight great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Richard and Jeanna Lowry, Jason and Mendy Jaynes, Kiley and Cory Robertson, and Kristen Robertson; one brother, John Lee and wife Enid; two sisters, Ruthe Davis and husband Glen, and Betty Scheinost and husband Floyd; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Revs. Calvin Maberry and Wayne Lowry officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. 
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