This obituary is being posted as a courtesy to the Walters family. The Miller-Rivers-Caulder family extends their love and sympathies to the family. All online condolences will be forwarded to the family.
Jossie Ofelphena “Opie” Walters 85, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Walters was the daughter of the late Hazel V. and Cora Moree Robinson and the wife of the late Rev. Hurley L. Walters.
Mrs. Walters was a faithful member of Freedom Freewill Baptist Church for many years. She served alongside her husband, Rev. Hurley Walters, throughout their pastoral ministry. She served as a Sunday school teacher, Children’s ministry director, children’s choir, VBS and anything within the church or for the church as well.
“Ms. Opie”, as she was affectionately known, was formerly employed in the textile industry for many years and later retired from Jones Department store.
Mrs. Walters is survived by two daughters, Jossie Allison, of Columbia, SC., and Melissa Lynne Wood (Kenny) of Chesterfield, SC.; two sons, David C. Walters (Melinda Kelley) of Lancaster, SC. and H. Dwight Walters (Faith), of Lumberton, TX.; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Walters is preceded in death by a son, H. Leon Walters
Funeral services for Mrs. Walters will be held at 11 am Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitch Ingram officiating the service.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 11 am at the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church Family Life Center. Mrs. Walters will lie in state in the church sanctuary, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org/donate
A Simple Service Burial and Cremation of Lancaster, SC is serving the family of Mrs. Walters.