1918 – 2021
Opal Lillian Morris Plummer went to be with her blessed Lord and Savior on January 19, 2021, at the age of 102. Opal came into the world on November 10, 1918 in Blaine, Kentucky. She was one of 13 children born to Daniel and Leona Boggs Morris. Two of Opal’s sisters died in 1918 during the Spanish Influenza epidemic. Opal’s family moved to Greenup County when she was young. Mrs. Plummer remained in Greenup County for most of her life.
In the spring of 1935, Opal attended a revival meeting in Load, Kentucky. That evening she, along with her brother Henderson, accepted Christ into their lives. Opal was called to evangelism at the age of 16. She and “Henny” preached revival meetings in Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mexico. Opal became an ordained Christian Baptist minister in the 1950s and was the conference’s oldest living minister.
Opal was the widow of the late Denver Lee Plummer. She is survived by six children: Anna Lee Utz (Charles Utz, deceased), Roger Dale Plummer (Beverly Johnson) Donna Sue Quesada (Mike Quesada), Michael David Plummer (Lavon Smith), Brenda Gail Meyers (Roger Meyers) and Glenroy Alan Plummer (Deona Melvin). Opal leaves behind 10 grandchildren (1 deceased), 13 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
Opal loved nature. She took great pleasure in watching the deer, squirrels and birds from her window. Opal loved flowers, both in her garden and on her bedside table. She was an avid reader, with the Holy Bible being her favorite book. Opal read God’s word from cover-to-cover multiple times each year. She was a long-time member of Russell Christian Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher well into her 90s. Opal continued to study the Sunday School lesson even when she was no longer able to attend services. It was common for her to pray hours each day, asking God to intervene for our world, nation, churches, friends and family. Many people were comforted knowing “Sister Plummer” lifted them in prayer each day.
In her later years, she was blessed to have excellent caregivers. A special thank you to Dorothy Howard, Elaine Carper and Teresa Kitchen for caring for Opal so she could continue living in her home.
Opal loved Jesus with her entire heart and made him first in her life. A close second was her family. She reveled in holiday celebrations. It was common to have upwards of 50 people throughout her house eating food from her bountiful table. Opal was known for her generosity, positivity and hospitality to all. She had a delightful sense of humor and a laugh that was contagious! She never ended a celebration without thanking her family and guests for coming. She always prayed God’s blessings over each person. She ended each blessing by encouraging all to “get right with Jesus, so if we never meet again this side of Heaven, we will meet again in Glory”. We celebrate her life and legacy and know that earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 at Siloam Cemetery in South Shore KY by Brothers, Jason Plummer and Jimmy Webster. A funeral procession will leave at 12:30 PM from Wright’s Funeral Home. Lineup will start at Noon.
There is no visitation.
Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
There will be a life celebration service for Sister Opal at a later date.
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