Opal Jackson Peters of Manteca joined her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 91 years. She was born on April 24, 1921 in Yuma, Arizona, the 10th of 13 children born to Melford and Nettie (Hulstine) Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Doyle Jackson of Patterson (22 years) and Thess Peters of Manteca (49 years), daughter, Janiece Jackson, sons, Kenneth and Gerald Jackson, and twin great-grandaughters, Haylie and Rebecca Hibbitts. She is survived by two sisters, Joy Walker of Crossville, TN and Louise Peters of Bakersfield, CA, two daughters-in-law, Marlene Jackson of Denair, CA and Janice Jackson of Auburn, CA, seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Opal was a kind and loving lady to many who knew her. She especially enjoyed her flower garden and playing penny poker with family.Special thanks to Merrill Garden Assisted Living of Manteca for their thoughtful care this past year.
A graveside service will be held at noon on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Patterson District Cemetery, Patterson, CA.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, April 19, 2013