Died: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Nov. 02, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 02, 2019
Location: Trinity C.M.E. Church

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 02, 2019
Location: Trinity C.M.E. Church

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Mrs. Odessa Atkins Higginson was born April 27, 1926 to John and Bessie Atkins. She was the seventh of eight children, all who preceded her in death.

Odessa is the widow of Damon Higginson, the  mother of son, Leon Hoskins, and grandmother of Leon, Jr. and Anthony “Tony” Hoskins.

Odessa joined Trinity C.M.E. Church and was baptized in 1962. She was a faithful Missionary Member of the Dorcas Guild and a member of the Benevolent Committee for more than thirty years.

Odessa retired from RCA in 1986 after thirty years. After retirement, she volunteered at Meals on Wheels and the Boner Community Center. She was also a classroom volunteer at Indianapolis Public School #54 for many years.

Odessa was an avid card player. She loved to travel and loved a good party, but most of all she loved to dance. She was a member of the Washington Park “Young at Heart” Senior Line Dancers, as well as the Heritage Place “Ladies of the Dance” Line Dancers. She danced at the Indiana State Fair, the Indiana Black Expo, and many other places and events.

Mrs. Odessa Atkins Higginson departed this earthly life on October 25, 2019. She leaves to cherish her memory a host of family and friends.



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