Opal Cansler


Funeral services for Opal Cansler, 81, of Kilgore will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at New Birth Fellowship Church with Reverend Gary Walker serving as eulogist, under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home.

Opal Cansler was born June 1, 1936 in Kilgore to John and Ida B. Mitchell Amerson.

She was raised in Kilgore and received education at Kilgore Public Schools.  She attended C.B. Dansby High School. Ms. Opal moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1953 where she continued her education and graduated from Freidmont High School in 1954.

She was a member New Birth Fellowship Church Fellowship Church under the leadership of Gary L. Walker.

She was employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District where she served faithfully for over 30 years.

Opal was married to Willie Joe Wheeler and they had three children.

She entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Lester P. Amerson.

Opal leaves a legacy of wisdom and love for her family to cherish.  She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memories her two daughters, Willethia “Nisey” Wheeler of Kilgore and Pamela Wheeler of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, Samuel Wheeler of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with a host of relatives and friends. 

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