Opal J. Folsom • March 25, 2023

Opal J. Folsom, 88, of Pensacola, died March 25, 2023. She was born in Lottie, AL but has been a resident of the Pensacola area for 88 years. Opal earned her BSN and was a registered nurse who worked for Baptist Hospital for 46 years. She worked in the neurosurgery, orthopedics and outpatient surgery departments. She belonged to the Neuroscience Association, the Orthopedics Association and was a very active member of The Warrington Assembly of God Church.
Opal is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Folsom; parents, Minnie and Grady Jernigan; brother, Grady C. Jernigan and sister, Bobbie J. Kendall.
Left to cherish her memory are sons, John D’Wayne Folsom (Helon) and Terry Folsom (Edie); daughters, Marian Joyce Hairelson (Gary) and Tami L. Larsen; granddaughters, Kim Johnson (Joe), Jamie Stabler (Steven), Ryan Smith (Burt), Courtney Peavy (Bill), Alexia Swain (Cody), Ashley Larsen; grandsons, David Dannheim and Rob Martinez; great grandchildren, Jackson Smith, Ryland Smith, Benjamin Smith, Alice Peavy, Matthew Peavy, Luke Swain, Wilder Paul Swain, Brayden Larsen, Gabriel Johnson and McKinley Johnson.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to all the staff and friends at Haven of Our Lady of Peace, Covenant Hospice, family and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 10-11am with service to begin at 11am.

  1. Tina McAtee says:

    Sister Opal was one of the first ladies I met when I attended Warrington Assembly of God church. She was the sweetest and friendliest person I have ever met. Sister Opal you are loved and missed dearly. Rest in Peace.. I know you are singing in the Angels choir and dancing on the streets of gold.
    May God bless and comfort your family during this time and the days ahead

  2. Benjamin Nelson says:

    Aunt Opal was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed by many but her legacy will live on for a long time to come. The love she gave to her family and friends will continue to be passed down for many many generations. I love you Aunt Opal.

  3. Lorraine Jackson says:

    Prayers to the family. I work with Marian her daughter. I was so pillaged to make the basket with Baseball memorabilia for her. She loved it so. I was very proud to make it for her because she is such a beautiful person. With such a kind heart. I know you will be missed.

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