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Opal Bernice Williamson

April 7, 1930 — March 16, 2020

Opal Bernice Williamson passed from this life Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 89. Opal was born in Keota, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1930, to Jefferson Milton Spence and Grace Della (Brewer) Spence. She was raised in nearby Stigler, Oklahoma. She was a small town girl who enjoyed skating around the court house, visiting the local movie theatre, going to the soda fountain at the drug store, and spending time with her family and friends.

One day, after WW II had ended, she was spending time with friends at the soda shop. She noticed a young sailor walking down the sidewalk outside and announced to her friends that they should stay back, that sailor was hers. Then she made it happen. She married Charles B. Williamson on August 26, 1948. In October 1949 they had their first son, Mike.

Jobs were not easy to find, so they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Charley established his career. Opal was a stay at home mom. In Tulsa, they added two more children, Dan and Teresa. Opal's life revolved around her family. She raised the children and kept the home going. She loved to cook, and she was very good at it. After the children grew up, they still met for Sunday dinner. The amount of food on the table could have easily fed the entire neighborhood, but Mom believed no one should leave hungry.

Her family and her extended family were the most important things in her life. Nothing thrilled her more than seeing her grandchildren. She was an avid shopper, as long as things were on sale. If there were doorbuster specials, get out of her way or someone may get hurt. She enjoyed playing cards with her relatives. That was serious business.

After her beloved husband of 71 years passed away last September, her health and mind faded, and the loneliness set in. When she passed, she left behind three children: son, Mike, of Tulsa, son, Dan, and wife Evelyn of Tulsa, and daughter, Teresa Pickett, and husband Jerry of Glenpool. She has six grandchildren: Shannon Seda of Owasso, OK, Michael Williamson of St. Louis, MO, Jason McKinney of Tulsa, Lindsay Dwyer and husband Kasey of Round Rock, TX, Jeanna Pickett and fiance Stephen Kaye of Broken Arrow, OK, and John Williamson and wife Kayley of Norman, OK, as well as ten great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister, Ocie Lackey, three sisters-in-law, Betty Williamson, Jessie Williamson, and Mary Jo Williamson, and a host of extended family. Her family will miss her laughter and love for them all.

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