Opal Cobb Nethery Keeter

January 13, 1925 - July 3, 2020

01/13/1925 - 07/03/2020

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Visitation
Thursday July 09, 2020
First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck
1015 Church Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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The family will receive friends following the service.

Service
Thursday July 09, 2020
11:00 am
First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck
1015 Church Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Rev. Paul Spradley will be officiating the service.

Opal Cobb Nethery Keeter, age 95, of Scotland Neck, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2020 at the Scotland House in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.

She was born the oldest child of Robert and Laura Williams Cobb in Halifax County on January 13, 1925. In her early years, Opal worked in retail at Rabils in Weldon. She later moved to Roanoke Rapids where she worked at J. P. Stevens for 17 years. Her greatest joy was being the owner and operator of Willow Daycare Center. Opal loved to organize bus tours up and down the east coast, Branson, Missouri and at the age of 75, she helped organize a tour to Austria for the Passion Play getting a chance to see what Europe had to offer. She was a caregiver to the elderly most of her life spending her later years living in Scotland Neck as a caregiver and dear friend to Jenny Sewell Delagrange. Opal shared her love of cooking with church family and friends wherever she lived. She was a strong woman that loved and prayed for her family and friends. She will be truly missed

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cicero Nethery, her son, Cicero “Sonny” Nethery, Jr., her sisters, Lela Cobb Baggett, Ann Cobb Ross and Lucille Cobb Robinson; and her granddaughter, Donna Lynn James.

Opal is survived by her two daughters, Margaret Nethery Keeter and her husband, Wayne of Roanoke Rapids and Laura Nethery Hux and her husband Ronald of Enfield; two brothers, Roy David Cobb and his wife, Frances of Halifax and Tyrus Raymond Cobb and his wife Shirley of Jacksonville, FL; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren and 4 great, great, great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11AM at First Baptist Church Scotland Neck with Rev. Paul Spradley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  Per the family’s request, face coverings will be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to First Baptist Church Scotland Neck Children’s Ministries, 1015 Church Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Keeter family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Marilyn Cornell
2 years ago

I am sorry for your loss do Opal.I am a cousin of Jennie Sewell Delagrange. Actually, my mom was her first cousin. Since my mother’s passing we have lost track of Jennie. I am sure that my assumption is correct regarding her passing. We did not receive any notification for the family. I recently found the obituary for her sister Dorothy Powell. If you would be so kind, would you mind sharing with me when Jennie passed on?

Bill wheeler
3 years ago

Sorry for your loss. These times make it had to be there as I wish I could

Bill wheeler
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. These times make it had to be together . Sorry I couldn’t be there.

Carolyn Hyde
3 years ago

So happy to have known such a gentle soul. Loved this lady!

Cheryl Breedlove
3 years ago

Dear Aunt Opal, not only were you a wonderful caregiver but also a wonderful aunt to me. I will always remember your kindness and feel very blessed to be one of your nieces. Sending my love and prayers to all your dear family!

Chaplain R. Hardison
3 years ago

You and your family are in our prayers.

Nelda Helmer
3 years ago

Laura,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nelda Helmer
3 years ago

Laura,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy fennell
3 years ago

Keep your hands in God’s hand Nurse Hux. You know he will carry you through.

Marilyn Beazer
3 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your love one. I pray that the Lord give strength in your time of need.