November 21, 1917 - March 22, 2022
Sunrise November 21, 1917 – Sunset March 22, 2022 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at the day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4: 7-8 Ophelia Pines Butler, the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Lee Jamieson Pines was born in the county of Mecklenburg, in the community of Averett. She was preceded in death by her husband Moses, and her siblings, Marcano Pines, Samuel Pines, Cordella Shaw, and Andrew Pines. She was the last surviving grandchild of the late Oliver and Victoria Jamieson. Ophelia attended Averett Graded School and completed the public schools of Mecklenburg county Virginia. Her life’s lessons were taught by her parents. They valued church, family, community and hard work. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Wharton Memorial Baptist Church. Upon moving to Philadelphia, she became a member of the Bright Hope Baptist Church and served in many capacities, but the pride and joy was teaching Sunday School and working with the youth. Ophelia’s love for children lead her to become a childcare provider. She attended classes in various settings to equip her with the enhanced skills needed in working with children. This was extremely gratifying to her, helping them learn, grow, and develop to their greatest potential. She helped them in developing social skills in a safe environment and caring atmosphere. Affectionately known as “Phoebe”, one who brought love and joy to all she knew with her acts of kindness and generosity. She was always sharing with family and friends in the neighborhood. She opened her doors to students who attended Temple University who needed housing. Ophelia leaves to cherish her memory, many family members and friends. In her departing hours I’m sure she heard the Lord saying “Well done thou good and faithful servant” There comes a time for all of us when we must say goodbye. But faith and hope and love and trust can never, never die. Although the curtain falls at last, is that a cause to grieve? The future’s fairer than the past if only we believe.
Sunrise November 21, 1917 – Sunset March 22, 2022 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give... View Obituary & Service Information
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