Opal F. "Sister Opal" Pierce, 69, of Sandusky, died Friday June 1, 2007, in the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born Nov. 2, 1939, in Louisa, Ky. to Elbert and Lida (Wallace) Castle, now deceased and had lived most of her life in this area. She was a member of the Mt. Harvest Church of God. She was an ordained evangelist and preached in many area churches. She enjoyed shopping for bargains and loved spending time with her family and helping others.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Carl A. Pierce of Sandusky; sons, Larry (Sheila) Santiago of Norwalk, Jerry (Becky) Santiago of El Paso, Texas, Joey (Felicia) Santiago of Sandusky, Jeffrey E. (Wendy) Santiago of Huron and Scottie A. Santiago of Norwalk; her daughters, Darlene S. (Loren) Slavik of Norwalk and Connie S. (Melvin) Zayas of Norwalk; step daughter, Amy (Brett) Mc Clain of Galion, Ohio; and step son, Larry (Melanie) Pierce of Perrysville, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Earl (Janet) Castle of Norwalk; sisters, Ethel Hicks of Norwalk, Rachael (Bob) Sommers of Elyria, Aleen (Francis) Dillman of Norwalk, Joyce Castle of Orlando, Fla., Peggy Castle of Sandusky and Donna and Carol Smith of Sandusky.
She was preceded by her first husband, Aladino Santiago in 1983; and by her brothers, George, Harold and Roy "Buck" Castle.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Harvest Church of God, 150 Ohio113 W., Milan, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joey Santiago and the Rev. Carl Woodyard will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery Berlin Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Harvest Church of God.
Condolences may be sent to edwalkerfuneralhome.com.
Walker Funeral Home, Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements.