Bonnie Opal Smith, age 88 of Olympia, passed away on March 16 at St. Joe Main in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on April 13, 1932 in Speedwell, Tennessee to the late Lines Henry Myers and Lottie Marie Bean Myers. Opal was a telephone operator for 17 years as well as being a homemaker and helping on the farm. She was a hard worker who was very dedicated to her family. She loved to cook and care for them. Celebrating holidays with a big meal, surrounded by her family was her favorite thing to do. Opal loved to crochet. She made each of her grandchildren a blanket that they will always cherish. Gardening and working in the yard was something she took pride in doing. Opal was a very religious lady and enjoyed attending church at the Mudlick First Church of God. Her presence will be missed by her family that loved her so much. Opal went to her heavenly home to meet her husband on what was their 64th wedding anniversary. Her family finds comfort in knowing that they are together again.
She is survived by one son, Michael Smith and his wife, Vera; one daughter, Debra Barnett; two brothers, Alvin "Mossy" Moyers and his wife, Janet and Sam Myers; four sisters, Lena York, Louise Claborne, Mildred Mitchell and Polly Lynch; five grandchildren, Darlene Oggy and her husband, Shawn, Ova Lynn Smith, Alicia Evans and her husband, Michael, Daniel Lee Smith and his girlfriend, Brandie and Dale Barnett and his wife, Lily; nine great grandchildren, Cameron Evans, Whitney, Carlee and Jenna Oggy, Hanna Meadows, Elizabeth Smith, Alex Smith, Dakota Taylor and Dylan Smith; two sisters in law, Bobbie Myers and Louise Myers; one brother in law, Eddie Mitchell and special family members from RC's family that she loved dearly.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert "RC" Smith; four brothers, Fred, George, And Mike Myers; one sister, Joyce Ann Macke; two sisters in law, Ruby Myers and Virgie Myers; four brothers in law, Melvin York, Carl Claborne, Bob Macke and Dale Lynch and one son in law, Ed Barnett.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mudlick First Church of God.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mudlick First Church of God with burial following in the Mann Cemetery. Reverend Mark Caldwell will be officiating.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements.
COVID 19 restrictions will be followed as set forth by the state.
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