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Opal Jeral Webster

Memorial for Opal Jeral Webster

Born in Atlanta, Texas on Jan. 26, 1924
Departed on Oct. 23, 2009 and resided in Georgetown, TX.
Service: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
1:00 pm
Cemetery: IOOF Cemetery
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Mrs. Opal Jeral Webster was born on January 26, 1924 in Atlanta, Texas from the union of the late Jewell and Carmon Turner. One of ten children, Opal has three surviving sisters, Mrs. Mary E. McDonald, Mrs. Shirley J. Black, and Mrs. W. Lucille Hall.

Opal Jeral Turner united in holy matrimony with the late John Wesley Webster, Sr. in 1946. God blessed their union with four children, John Wesley Webster, Jr. (who preceded her in death), Jeral Constance Webster Muhammad, Paul Jeffery Webster, and Gregory Lynn Webster.

Opal's early education was at Pruitt High School in Atlanta, Texas. She attended Butler College in Tyler, Texas pursuing a Home Economics major. She attained certification from the West Coast Trade Schools in 1964 as a P.B.X. Receptionist, and completed certification in Dietetic Food Service Training from the Veterans Administration in 1965. In 1980, Opal received the degree of Associate in Arts from the Los Angeles Southwestern College.

Opal traveled extensively with her husband, moving to various Army bases in America and Europe. She settled with her husband and children in Los Angeles, California where she lived for 38 years. She moved with her husband in 1997 to Georgetown, Texas to be near her sisters, where she lived until she departed this life on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:05 a.m.

In addition to complete devotion to her family, she accomplished significant notoriety in Los Angeles, California, through her business venture, "Opal's Kitchen." Natalie Cole and Denzel Washington were among the numerous celebrities and businesses that clamored for her famous specialty "Homemade Cakes for the Person with NO time to Bake."

Opal joined the Calvary Hill Baptist Church with her husband after arriving in Georgetown and often commented on the wonderful pastoral care and the loving parishioners she encountered.

In addition to her surviving children and sisters, those who remain to cherish her memory and continue Opal's legacy of greatness are six grandchildren, Loren Bruce Chaney, Jeralyn Williams, Gregory Webster, Jr., Johnny (Jakim) Webster, Jeffery Webster and Justice Webster. Further she leaves her daughter-in-law Sharon Webster; granddaughter-in-law Peaches Webster; son-in-law Preston Muhammad; sisters-in-law Rose Johnekins and Billye Joyce Turner; brothers-in-law Russell McDonald, Johnny Black, and Jimmie Hall, Sr.; nine great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives, and an extended family of friends around America and the World.

Opal often made a parting comment, which she still says to us to "Go with God, and He will go with you."

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