Norma Lee White Odom, age 74, 75 Croxton Road, Montezuma, Georgia passed Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at her home.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church, Highway 26, Montezuma, Georgia, where Rev. Allen Waters is pastor. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Norma Lee was born May 2, 1940 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Aquiller White and Annie Freeman White. She was preceded in death by three siblings: Carolyn Louise Robinson, Mary Ola “Tob” Bound, and Albert White. She was educated in the Macon County public school system, where she attended the historic Flint River Farm School. She was employed by various companies during her youthful years. She was a seamstress with the Reynolds Sewing Center. Later she worked as a line technician with Southern Frozen Food and after 30 years, she retired in 1995.
Norma was united in Holy matrimony to Deacon Willie James Odom on December 17, 1955, and to this union they were blessed with four children. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at New Hope Baptist Church. Her community affiliation included the Eunice Chapter #164 O.E.S. .
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Deacon Willie James Odom Sr.; four children, Gloria McCrary (Peter), Willie James Odom Jr. (Gail), Rosetta Hubbard (Bobbie), all of Montezuma. Georgia, Treania Felt (Stevie), Warner Robins, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three siblings, J.W. Pete McKenzie, Newark, New Jersey, Fletcher Freeman, Sr. (Rosetta), Queenie Tuner-Clayton, and Joseph Freeman, all of Montezuma, Georgia; devoted uncle Hosie White, Fort Valley, Georgia; sisters–n-law and brothers-in-law, Inez Montford (Roy), Eddie Tookes (Annie), Mary Brown, Nettie Freddrick, all of Orlando, Florida, Betty Harris, Ruenden Martin, Lillie Bell Thorton, Alberta Odom, C.R. Hankerson, Marvin Johnson, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Elizabeth Sutton (James), Villa Rico, Georgia, Willie Bell White, Miami, Florida, and Rosetta Harmon, Cordele, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.