August 2, 1942 - May 4, 2021
FRENCH, Mrs. Ophia Lean - Age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 12:30 PM Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 1050 E. Carpenter Rd., with funeral service commencing at 1:00 PM Pastor Dennis Powell, officiating. Interment Lovedale Memorial Cemetery, G-5175 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, MI. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 12:30 PM Saturday. Mrs. French will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday. Mrs. Ophia Lean French, age 78, passed away on May 4, 2021 at her home with family. Ophia was born August 2, 1942 in Saltillo, Mississippi, the daughter of Richard and Mable McBride. She attended Saltillo Public Schools where she later obtained her Associate Degree from Okolona College in Goodman, MS. Ophia married the love of her life, Charlie B. French on May 17, 1964. Ophia was employed at the United States Postal Service where she retired. She was a long time member of First Union Baptist Church until her health began to decline. Ophia was strong, loving and kind hearted to everyone she came across. She enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting and watching Lifetime. Mrs. Ophia Lean French leaves to cherish her memory; son, Cedric L. (Tracy) French of Battle Creek, MI; 8 grandchildren, Ebony (Dan) Burnham, Keoshee Flynn, all of Flint, Nakeia (Mark) Merritt, Jazmine French, all of Denver, CO, Toddare Leblanc, Shandrea Leblanc, Chardre Leblanc and Trayshelle Leblanc, all of Battle Creek, MI; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Hershal Mcbride of Mt. Clemons, MI and Charles (Monroe) Mcbride of Dallas, TX; brother-in-law, E.C. French; 3 sisters-in-law, Estella Gould, Gladys (Victor) Powell and Francisetta French, all of Flint; aunt, Mary Mcbride of Rock Island, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. Mrs. French was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. French; son, Charlie B. French Jr.; great-grandson, Te’Mauri Coleman; parents, Richard and Mable McBride; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; 1 sister-in-law; and 1brother-in-law.
FRENCH, Mrs. Ophia Lean - Age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 12:30 PM Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 1050 E. Carpenter Rd., with funeral service commencing at 1:00 PM... View Obituary & Service Information
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