OBITUARY

Orpal Elynn England

March 25, 1928May 13, 2022
Obituary of Orpal Elynn England
Orpal England, age 94, passed away May 13, 2022, at Brookdale Senior Living. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Ms on Sunday, May 15, from 1:00 until 3:00 with the service beginning at 3:00 in the chapel. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery. Orpal E. Williams was born March 25, 1928. She was a native of Webster County coming to Jackson, Mississippi in 1947. She married Arthur Howard England, Sr. in 1948 and they lived many happy years together in Jackson. He was the love of her life and preceded her in death in 2006. Orpal retired as an executive secretary for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company after having worked there for 30 years. Orpal was a member of Leavell Woods United Methodist Church for many years and served on countless committees. She enjoyed being involved with planning luncheons, entertainment and trips for the Senior Adults. She was a member of the Pathfinder Sunday School Class and Brilla Martin Circle. She did volunteer work for the Community Nursing Home where she along with other volunteers fixed hair for the patrons one day every week. She loved working in the yard with her flowers and garden. Her favorite hobby was sewing and she made many of her own clothes. She also enjoyed being a "Book Buddy' at Lee Elementary School working with 3rd graders where she listened to, helped, and encouraged struggling readers. This was on outreach project of Leavell Woods United Methodist Church. After her husband's death, Oral moved to Tracepointe Retirement Home (now Brookdale) in Clinton, Ms. She enjoyed living there. She made many new friends, especially the card/domino players. Orpal later became a member of First United Methodist Church in Clinton where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She enjoyed making new friends in her new church home. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her son, Archie and his wife, Jill, two grandsons, Jarrett and Judd England (Adrienne). She loved her family and doing things with and for her grandsons. She was "Granny to them and countless others. If Granny had one thing to tell you she would say, “Don’t be burdened for me… love the Lord, love your family, love others. We will see each other again one day.” In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Senior Citizen group of First United Methodist Church in Clinton or Griffith Memorial Baptist Church.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

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