Categories: Obituaries

Essie Lee Odoms

Essie Lee Odoms was born on Jan. 15, 1945 to the late Bob Booker and the late Alla Alexander Booker in Shreveport. She was the third child of this parentage.

She accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church. She remained a member until she was called home.
She departed this earthly life on April 5, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Holiday; brothers, Jessie Hartwell and Dulan Hartwell; a sister-in-law, Margaret Coleman; and special friend, Willie Ivory.

Essie Lee Odoms leaves to cherish her memories: a sister, Blonzell Lewis of Minden; a faithful nephew, Albert Holiday (Jerrilyn); a host of nieces
and nephews including Glen Holiday, William Holiday, Menita Holiday, Antonio Holiday, and Tosha Holiday; sisters-in-law, Laura Smith of Houston and Annie Glory Nelson of Minden; brothers-in-law, Charlie Lewis and Albert Holiday Sr.; and a host great and great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services for Essie Lee Odoms will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at Palestine Baptist Church with the Rev. Victor Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at the Palestine Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m., Friday, April 10 in Kennon’s Mortuary Chapel.

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