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Opal Jean Ervin

Posted By Lake Shore Funeral Home On January 8, 2016 @ 9:44 pm In Obituaries | 17 Comments

Opal Jean Ervin, 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 with her family at her side.

Visitation: Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco

Homegoing Service: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00PM at Toliver Chapel Baptist Church, 1402 Elm Street, Waco, with the Rev. Jimmy Hunter officiating.
Interment: Doris Miller Memorial Park where pallbearers will be Alonzo Butler, Bronshe Butler, Hiram Ervin, Roosevelt Alexander, Kazar Alexander, and Charles Ervin.

Opal was born August 5, 1943 to the late Nathaniel and Flossie Martin Ervin. Graduating from A. J. Moore High School in 1961, she went on to attend Paul Quinn College. Opal was a long time member of Tolivar Chapel Baptist Church. Over the years Opal worked locally for JM Woods Manufacturing, Fabknit as a seamstress and most recently at Skyview Nursing Home, where she helped care for all the residents. Opal loved her family and her church, devoting her life to them both. Opal is preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel and Flossie Ervin; her brothers, Nathaniel, Jr., Willie, Benjamin, James and a brother that was stillborn; her sisters, Doris and Juanita; and several in-laws.

Opal will be remembered with love by her seven siblings, Alvin Ervin, Charles Ervin, Roosevelt Ervin, Odis Ervin, Theodore Ervin, Margaret Butler and Wanda Alexander; devoted friends, Mrs. Joyce Tucker, Mrs. Jackie DeGrate, Mrs. Janie Mathis, and Rev. L. E. McClain; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

Memorial donations in Opal’s memory can be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Thoughts and memories can be shared online at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolences for the family of “Opal Jean Ervin”

Condolence from Arva Casteel Brackins on January 9th, 2016 10:43 am

May the God of love, peace and power surround the family and dear friends of Opal Ervin today and in the days ahead as you celebrate her life here, and in her hope of eternal life with Christ. God bless you all.

Condolence from Roosevelt Alexander on January 10th, 2016 1:16 pm

We love you aunt Opal…Symone and RJ are going to miss you so much!!!
Love you Roosie

Condolence from Beverly Jean Lee Jefferson on January 10th, 2016 7:53 pm

Condolences to the family.

Class of ’61

Beverly Lee Jefferson

Condolence from Lula Briscoe Henry on January 10th, 2016 11:49 pm

To the family of Opal Jean Ervin

Remembering Opal
As you walk through this valley, know that you are not alone …
your loving Shepherd holds your hand and many hold you in their hearts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy

Condolence from Linda Green on January 12th, 2016 1:28 pm

God has gave his angel her wing , how great thy art My Deepest Sympathy

Condolence from Yvonne Reed Shivers on January 13th, 2016 9:33 am

Opal will be missed for she was a lovely young lady. She had a beautiful smile and always very pleasant. The class of 61 will miss a lot.

Condolence from Cassandra Te’Jean Alexander on January 13th, 2016 5:51 pm

I thank God for the years that my aunt Opal was blessed to spend with her family, friends, and loved ones. I will always cherish the memories of her life. I appreciate the words of encouragement she gave me and that is why I will always look to Jesus Christ for strength to carry on. I loved my aunt, but God loved her more. God loved her so much that he didn’t want to see her suffer anymore. To God Be The Glory!!

Condolence from Joyce Tucker on January 13th, 2016 10:33 pm

Blessings to the Ervin Family from the Class of 1961.. Opal will always be in our thoughts and you will always be in our prayers. Opal and I have always been friends and she will be truly missed. Mrs. Joyce Snell Tucker

Condolence from JO ANNE JOHNSON on January 13th, 2016 10:43 pm

Prayers to the Family of Opal Ervin. May she Rest in Peace, Ms. Jo Anne Snell Johnson and The Snell-Sadler Legacy . CLASS OF 1964-

Condolence from Barbara Price on January 14th, 2016 11:55 am

Remember “earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal” We are praying God’s comfort for all of you.

Condolence from Mary C. Smith Webster on January 14th, 2016 1:45 pm

My condolences to the family. Opal was a friend and a classmate when we were growing up in Junior High we would sing together, our favorite song “A Thousand Stars In The Sky”, she is now one of the many stars in the sky. RIP Opal, your friend Mary Smith Webster, class of 1961.

Condolence from Kendra B.Williams on January 14th, 2016 7:47 pm

RIP Opal u were one of my mother Cathryn Rollins Bagley closest friends that I grew to love. I no my mother is smiling u made it. Now rest in heaven. Love Kendra B. Williams

Condolence from Ernestine Bailey on January 15th, 2016 2:07 pm

To the family of Opal my friend and classmate may God bless all of you and remember you are never alone Opal will always be in your hearts .Class of 61 Ernestine Diles Bailey

Condolence from Albert L. Foreman on January 15th, 2016 3:08 pm

Prayers for the Ervin Family. Opal was a Classmate of mine, we will miss her presence and beautiful smile.

Class of ’61

Condolence from William & Irene Toliver on January 15th, 2016 8:30 pm

We would like to express our condolences to the Ervin Family. From The Toliver’s. To God be the Glory.

Condolence from Vivian Montgomery on January 15th, 2016 10:40 pm

Condolence too the Ervin Family she will be missed.
Lawrence & Vivian Montgomery

Class of ’61 & ’64

Condolence from Shelia G. Waits on January 18th, 2016 9:52 pm

May God continue to Bless the Ervin family. Opal will truly be missed. Stay strong. Sincerely, Shelia G. Snell Waits and classmates of 1970.

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