Opal G. Burns Williams – Obituary

By  | August 3, 2017 | Filed under: McNeece Morris Funeral Home, Obituaries

Opal G. Burns Williams, 95, passed from this life Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the Sanctuary Hospice House surrounded by her family who loved her very much. Opal was born May 27, 1922, in Tishomingo County to John and Mary Alta Slack Burns. Opal worked in the garment industry at Reed’s Manufacturing in Tupelo, Blue Bell in Fulton, and Itawamba Manufacturing in Fulton. She had been a member of Bean’s Ferry Church of Christ since 1949. She was an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook who enjoyed cooking for her family. She enjoyed gardening and canning her vegetables.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Ministers Leslie Grant and Steve Shappley officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens.

Opal leaves her husband of 70 years, Lawrence Williams, whom she married November 30, 1946; three children, Larry (Beth) Williams and Judy (Perry) Britt, both of Tupelo, and Cathy (Terry) McCarthy of Fulton; five grandchildren, Michael (Mindy) Williams of Germantown, TN, Whitney (Ryan) Payne of Nettleton, Katie (Sam) McDuffie of Amory, Anna (Jonathan) Begnaud of Tupelo, and Christopher (Kara) Britt of Palestine, AR; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Edith Sandlin; and her brother, Aubrey Burns.

Pallbearers will be Mike McLeod, Milton Barlow, Donnie Sandlin, John Wilson, Robert Pierce, and Mike Moralt.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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