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.