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Odell Bessie

January 10, 1923 – November 11, 2018

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Obituary for Odell Bessie Martin

Odell B. Walker was born in Rock Mountain N.C on January 10, 1923 to Charles Walker and Ruth Pankey. Her early life was spent on a farm with her mother’s family, uncle John and Mary Ann Jones. they raised her along with there children. Mom was versed in her skills intelligent, farming = the best I know (RJ) fishing no one wanted to bet that she would catch the most or largest fish. Moving to Bayside in NY she graduated from Bayside High School in 1940 as an art major.

At 16 ½ years old she could take a box of crayons and make magic, (so her kids thought) at the age of 18 years, she met and married Bud Johnson. She went on to having 5 children. Doloris W. Johnson, Joyce R. Johnson, Irving Ralph H. Johnson, Irvin Burtis (Bud) Johnson and Charles C. Johnson. Odell always wanted a large family! she got her wish, out of these 5 children, came Odell’s nation.
Doloris = children (7) grand (18) great grand (4) great great grand (1) = 30

Joyce = children (4) grand (9) great grand (1) = 20
Ralph = children 7+2 (9) grand (14) great grand (1) = 24
Bud Jr. = children (9) grand (34) great grand (28) great great grand (1) = 72
Charles = children (6) grand (14) great grand (3) = 23

‘’Nation 161 and counting ‘’
Be careful of what you wish for! Whoever does not believe go ask Solomon! Mom had a wonderful relationship with a host of family, friends alike, please to mention cousins Pauline, Wallace and to many name, friends, Rachel, Tommy.

Odell leaves behind a wonderful legacy which I hope we all can keep going through the act of kindness, respect and love.

Foot note: Pass me not oh gentle savior, hear my humble cry, while on others thou are calling. Do not pass me by. In the name of Jesus Amen.

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107-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY
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Service Information

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 10:00am
Rev. Thaddeus Hawkins Sr.
Rev. Thaddeus Hawkins Sr.
Brian Barrett
Crowe's Funeral Homes
107-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY

Interment Information

Pinelawn Memorial Park
Farmingdale, NY