ODESSIE JOHNSON

Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019


Interment following funeral service

Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Location: CROWN HILL CEMETERY


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church


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Odessie Johnson was born February 4, 1949, in Tutwiler, Mississippi. She was the 10th child of twelve children born to the union of Charlie Johnson, Sr. and Leola (Givens) Johnson,  Her parents preceded her in death.

 

Odessie confessed a hope in Christ at an early age.  She joined Union Grove Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

 

Odessie attend Myrtle Hall Elementary School.  In 1968, she graduated from W. A.  Higgins High School, Coahoma County in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She attended cutlery school in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Odessie  moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1968, after high school.  She worked at the Downtown Hilton on The Circle for several years as a baker. Odessie  worked as a biscuit  maker at Hardees until her death.  She developed quite a following because she was an exemplary baker. 

 

Many customers came to Hardees to meet Miss O, as she was passionately called, and they enjoyed meeting her for she always had such a positive smile and was so very generous with her positive advice. 

 

Odessie was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Charles Walters, Sr.

 

Odessie  was preceded in death by great– grandchild, Ja'Mir Roach; sisters, Beulah M. Lewis, Charlie M. Jackson and Dora B. King; brothers, William Johnson, Jr., Charlie Johnson, Jr., Charles L. Johnson, John W. Johnson and Oddis Johnson; very special companions, Stanley Martin, Jr. who departed in November of 1988, and Clyde Cunningham, who departed in  August of 2003.

 

Odessie leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Efrem L. Martin (Wendy),     Stephanie Y. Martin Sample (Calvin), Charlene Y. Martin and Charlette Y. Martin, and other children, Bruce E. Martin, Ricky Martin, Ronda K. Martin, Clinton Cunningham and Eric Cunningham; grandchildren, Staunnetta Martin, Odesha Martin, Shane Martin, Terri Martin, Tyahna Pickens, Breonna Martin, Tatyahna Martin, Chandler Martin, Alaysia Jones, Stanley Jones, Bonjanay Jones, Elijah Martin, Ossie Jones, Christine Freeman, Emery Martin and DaMari Webb; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Smith, Trinity Pickens and Zahara Martin; sisters, Hazel Love, Eliza McCray (Richard) and Jessie M. March (Paul); brother-in-law, Charles King, Sr., a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Odessie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

Humbly Submitted ——— The Family

 

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Valteresea Stitts
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
In loving memory Aunt Odessie Johnson,

Family,
You all are in my continued thoughts. Even though I will not be able to attend the services. I will still be lifting everyone up in sincere prayers.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.(Rev. 21:4)

With Deepest Heartfelt Condolences
Nececy


Valteresea Stitts
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
In loving memory Aunt Odessie Johnson,

Family,
You all are in my continued thoughts. Even though I will not be able to attend the services. I will still be lifting everyone up in sincere prayers.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.(Rev. 21:4)

With Deepest Heartfelt Condolences
Nececy

Jonathan Stitts
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
To my Aunt Dessa,

I love you very much and you will be missed dearly. I THANK GOD for all of the wonderful years you werw here on this earth, your love, encouragment & understanding will be greatly missed by all. I love you auntie!! I love you

Pamela Stitts
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
To Family of Aunt Odessa, Who was a great woman and will be missed.She and the late Mr.Charlie Johnson Jr.(Uncle Yam) were Bff sometimes known as 2 peas in a pod. Two quiet spirits.When you saw the black truck at her house you knew it was Uncle Yam.No matter where you needed to go or asked him to do he was there She baked the best German Chocalate Cake she was a caretaker of my only son Jonathan .He is an adult now.Aunt Dessa will be missed she is with her Family now and will always be rememberd Aunt Odessa Dessa Modean.Thank God for the memories.Cousins praying God will comfort and give you oeace.

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