Lorena Vivian Opiela


Lorena Vivian Opiela, born November 30, 1918 in Ethel, Missouri, passed away peacefully at Hospice after a brief illness – she had just celebrated her 97th birthday! Though Lorena lived most of her life in Kansas City and Washington DC, in 1987 she moved to Ponte Vedra Beach. She will long be remembered for her beauty and charity.

Lorena is survived by her only child, Michelle Floyd and her husband Jerry of Ponte Vedra; grandchildren, Chris Floyd, Rhonda Floyd Melton, Allison Floyd Tatum, Kathleen Floyd Moran and Jack Floyd and her great-grandchildren, Alex Melton, Kadin Floyd, Kristin Floyd and Zachary Tatum.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 1:30pm at Greenlawn Cemetery.

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HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach is serving the family.