Opal Hickman was born to Lewie and Ola Mae Craig on July 4, 1932 in Knight, Louisiana.
Opal accepted Christ at a young age and became a faithful member of Power House Church, where she remained faithful until her death. She was a Sunday school youth teacher, Sunday school treasurer, President of Bible Band and Assistant President to the women’s department.
Sis. Opal was preceded in death by her parents, Lewie and Ola Mae Craig; daughter, Jo Veder Hickman Knight; brothers, L.C. Craig and E. J. Craig.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Elder Jesse Hickman; sisters, Helen Dotson, Betty Sue Young, and Leola Mazyck all of DeRidder, Louisiana, Evelyn Taylor (Curtis) and Willie Jean Ellis of Arkansas; brother, Johnnie Craig of DeRidder, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Carmen Brown and Naomi Craig of Knight, Louisiana; brothers-in-law, David Hickman of Knight, Louisiana, Daniel Hickman of Merryville, Louisiana; son-in-law, William Knight of Ohio; grandchildren, Lance Knight (Sandra), Catina Knight Catney (Jarron) and Kentrick Knight all of Ohio; seven great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and god-daughter, Francekia Ford Huffman.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana from 5:00pm till 9:00pm. Funeral services will be on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Powerhouse COGIC in Knight Community, Louisiana at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Almadane Cemetery in Almadane, Louisiana. Elder Harold Wright will officiate.
March 7, 1956 - May 25, 2012
Brenda Campbell, 56, of Merryville, Louisiana passed from this life on Friday, May 25, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Brenda loved flowers, animals and being outdoors. She loved her family. She will be dearly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Sandra Beam of Tennessee; brothers, Melton Campbell of Yuma, Arizona and David Campbell of Merryville, Louisiana; sister, Beverly Yawn of Merryville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Savanna and Brianna Beam and a host of other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman "Son" Campbell and Thelma Hennigan Campbell.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Bon Weir United Pentecostal Church in Bon Weir, Texas and also on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Funeral services will be Tuesday May 29, 2012 at 2:00pm also at the church. Burial will follow at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana. Brother Glenn Burks will officiate.
November 13, 1914 - May 22, 2012
John Giles, 97, of Merryville, Louisiana passed from this life on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at his home.
June 6, 1932 - May 23, 2012
Omer Branham, 79, of Leesville, Louisiana, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
December 8, 1933 - May 23,2012
Gerald O’Brien, 78, of DeRidder, Louisiana passed from this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Gerald was an avid sports fan. He loved the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints. He also enjoyed playing dominos.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Jeannette Matney of DeRidder, Louisiana; nephew, Terry Nichols and wife Kathleen of Merryville, Louisiana; niece, Chris Nichols Jopling and husband Randy of Merryville, Louisiana and numerous great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00am at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church Masoleum in New Iberia, Louisiana with visitation beginning at 10:30 am under the pavilion. Father Pelous will officiate.
Matthew A Lee Sr.
November 4, 1932 - May 21, 2012
Matthew A. Lee, 79, was born on November 4, 1932 in Moreauville, Louisiana to Edward and Mary Lee.
Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Nathaniel Lee and wife Linda of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ruben Lee and wife Sharon of DeRidder, Louisiana, Matthew Lee Jr. and wife Lesila of DeRidder, Louisiana, Charles Lee of San Diego, California and Alan Lee and wife Charlotte of Jersey City, New Jersey; daughter, Edith Marie Lee Harty of Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands; six brothers, Ervin Lee of DeRidder, Louisiana, Edward Lee of Kansas City, Missouri, Norward, Spelma, and Murray Lee all of Mansura, Louisiana; two sisters, Dorothy Oliver of Chicago, Illinois and Velma Amos of Ohio. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention.
Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Elouise Lee, son, Hal B. Lee, brothers, Joseph Lee and Cleo Lee and grandson, Rohmond Lee.
Visitation will be Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeRidder, Louisiana, beginning at 9:00am until time of service. A Rosary will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with funeral services following at 12:00pm noon. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder. Father Jude Brunnert will officiate.