Opal Christine Josey Holifield

Mrs. Opal Christine Holifield went to be with her Lord
June 1, 2010, at the age of 92.
Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Memory Chapel with burial at Mill Creek Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Bryant will officiate.
Born to Daniel E. and Claudia S. Josey, life began for Opal on
June 18, 1917, in the Glade Community of Jones County. She graduated high school at Ellisville and afterward worked for a time at the Reliance Garment Factory in Laurel. In 1940, she married Beasley J. Holifield. They were married for 57 years.
During her marriage to Beasley, they resided for about 20 years in Brookhaven, where she was an active member and Sunday School teacher of the
First Baptist Church. While there, she raised her two sons, Don and Neil. After moving back to Glade, Opal worked from home as a seamstress for Aycock Roberts Furniture Store. She was also a member of Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church where she faithfully attended for many years.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Beasley J. Holifield; parents, Daniel and Claudia Josey; three sisters, Vada Hughes, Myrtle Coker, and Jewel Montgomery; three brothers, Cecil Josey, Fred Josey, and Aldean Josey.
Opal is survived by two sons, Don Holifield of
Pensacola and Neil Holifield of Moss Point; three grandchildren, Karen Barker, Janna Paul, and Steven Holifield; and two great-grandchildren, Caleigh Barker and Laurel Paul.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church Building Fund.
Visitation will be from 5 until
8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Memory Chapel of Laurel, which is in charge of the arrangements.