DYKE, Mary "Opal" Moran.
Celebrate with us the life of our mother, Mary "Opal" Moran Dyke 9/18/1922- 9/13/2017. Opal is survived by her son, Norris Moran Dyke (Barbara), her daughter Mary Dale Barry, four grandchildren, Brian Norris Dyke ( Mildred), Kristen Dyke Cockrell ( Myles), Davis Andrew and Logan McKenzie Barry; 10 greatgrandchildren, one greatgreat-grandchild and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. A wonderful mother, grandmother and mother- in- law, always involved with her family. Opal was a two-time cancer survivor, and a caring, loving lady who always put others first. Preparing dinners and baking pies for anyone in need within the neighborhood or in her church was done as long as she could. Opal loved working on the family farm in Hanover canning and freezing vegetables and watching the cattle. Opal was a member of The First Baptist Church, Ashland for over 57 years, and a member of the P. Buckley Moss Society, Moss on the James Chapter. She was an avid Bridge player and retired from Virginia Power. The Dyke family extends special thanks to her Visiting Angels, LeFiette and Abby, and to the Kindred Hospice for the care and help they gave to Granny. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your church or a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends Saturday 1 to 2 p. m., at Bliley’s- Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where a Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m.