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Mrs. Ethel Odom

August 29, 1933 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 87)

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Service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Bethlehem B.C.  Interment will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church  Cemetery.  Open visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday at Heavenly Gates.

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Ever a champion of the family, Ethel T. Odom served God and her community.

 Born August 29, 1933, Ethel was the eldest of seven children born to Helen and Clifton Toney. She finished Booker T. Washington High School in 1950, the first graduating class.

A Christian career mom, Ethel T. Odom(husband Joseph E. Odom, d.2009) instilled in their children their responsibilities to use their talents to serve God.  She led by example, serving as Girl Scout Troop Leader and 4-H Leader for at least 15 years.      

Ethel T. Odom took the title “Travelling Matriarch” to heart, completing a 14-year tour of duty, as tag team with Joe, in Virginia to care for grandchildren.  There she was under “watch care” of First Baptist Church of Hampton, participating in several auxiliaries, including St. Paul Adult Sunday School Class #2; the Food Services Ministry; the Helping Hands Ministry where she would drive members to dialysis and medical appointments.  At the Peninsula Fine Arts Museum, Mrs. Odom volunteered at  the art library.  She  was also affectionately known to most pre-K to 4th graders only as “Grandma” as she volunteered as Assistant Librarian with St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School for several years (1995 until 2004). 

She departed her earthly body on Sunday April 25, 2021.

Heavenly Gates Funeral Home

Visitation 1pm-5pm on May 3, 2021.

Homegoing Services on May 4,2021 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Shreveport, La at 1pm. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
May 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Heavenly Gates,
1339 Jewell St.
Shreveport, LA 71101

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
6971 W 70th Street
Shreveport, LA 71129

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
May 4, 2021

Bethlehem Cemetery Shreveport
70th St.
Shreveport, La. 71129

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