Opal Wells Alexander
Opal Wells Alexander went to be with the Lord on March 20th, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Opal was born on April 23, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Lon and Grace Wells of Blaine, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband Elmer (2010), three brothers; Ottis Wells, Charles Wells, and Donald Wells, and three sons-in-law; Ronald Lyon (1959), Marion Wheeler (2011) and Jerry Morris (2012).
Opal dedicated her life to her husband, children and homemaking. She loved cooking, gardening and canning, and sewing. She was well known for the beautiful quilts she made. Opal recieved her education under the direction of Dr. Cratis Williams, who was instrumental in shaping her future. She was the oldest member of the Cherokee Enterprise Baptist Church and dedicated her life to serving the Lord at age 16. She was also a member of the Creative Homemaker’s Club. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend to all who knew her.
Opal will be sadly missed by her surviiving children; Geneva Wheeler of Manassas, Va.; Mary Knipp (George) of Grayson; Phyllis Rowena Morris of Grayson; and Paul Alexander (June) also of Grayson.
Opal leaves behind seven grandchildren: Ronald Lyon; Karen Pearson; Denise Porter; Scott Knipp; Kirstin Anderson; Kelley Moore; and Blake Alexander. ten great-grandchildren: Hope, Ashley, Bryce; Katyn; Abby; Mackenzie; Maci; Maddie; Brooklyn; and Landon, and one great-great-grandchild; Shayne. Three brothers: Leonard wells (Opal); Carson Wells (Myrtle); Bob Wells. Two sisters-in-law: Betty Wells and Pearl Wells; A special thanks to Opal’s caregivers, Dorothy Osborne and Nurse Dianna Skaggs.
Funeral services will be held at the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 p.m.. Officiated by Rev. David Boggs, Ronnie Adams and Donald Wells Jr.. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Kentucky.