Opal Lenora Ponder

By  | January 11, 2020 | Filed under: Cullman Funeral Home, Obituaries

Opal Lenora Ponder, age 93, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020. She was born September 19, 1926 in Jones Chapel, Alabama, to the late Walter and Florence Persall. Opal was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. Grimmett, and her second husband, Doyle J. Ponder; her brothers Milton Persall, Roland Persall, Erval Persall her sister Mavis Murphree; and her son-in-law, Duel Seymore. She is survived by her sister Freda Marchman; and her sisters-in-law Billie Sue Persall, Barbara Persall and Shirley Persall.

Opal was completely devoted to her family. She treasured every moment with her children; Brenda Seymore, Reba (Joseph) Weiss, and Brad (Annette) Ponder. She was a loving grandmother to Rhonda (Bobby) Ross, Sondra (Susan) Landrum-Rushing, Tanua (Jim) Belue, Myles Campbell, Tyler Campbell, Joe Weiss, Erica Weiss, Ethan (Savanna) Ponder, and Brooke (Jacob) Malone; great-grandmother to Felicia Cook, Bobby (Brandy) Fair, Megan Rushing, Lexi Carpenter, Asa Belue, Isabella Eguizabal, and great-great-grandmother to Mason Cook. Opal was also an adoring aunt to a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Opal was a member of the church of Christ and attended Chances Cross Roads the majority of her life.

Everyone who knew her would agree, Opal’s hands were rarely still. She was widely known, and greatly admired, for her sewing, quilting, interior decorating, gardening, and culinary accomplishments. Opal was a beautiful woman who loved to laugh and make others laugh. She owned a strong and unwavering faith and held the inherited gift of a firm understanding about what is truly important in life. Opal Ponder will be dearly missed and live forever in our hearts.

Special gratitude to Avalon Hospice, Amedisys Home Health and Linsey Posey.

Visitation and Service at the Cullman Funeral Home, 461 US-278, Cullman, AL, 35055

Visitation and service on Sunday, January 12th. Family only from 10am-11am followed by a visitation with family and friends from 11am-2pm; Funeral Service will be at the funeral home chapel at 2pm.

Graveside service will take place, directly following, at Chances Crossroads Church of Christ in Jones Chapel, AL.

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