Ida Mae (Martin) OdumApril 15, 1936 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 81)
Mrs. Ida Mae Odum was born April 15, 1936, in Talladega County, Sylacauga, Alabama to Virgil and Maggie L. Martin. She was the youngest of seven children, born to this union.
At an early age she confessed her faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, and she united with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sylacauga, Alabama. Under the leadership of Pastor Joe Alexander Sr., she served as one of the Mothers of the church until she was no longer able to attend.
She completed her schooling at East Highland in Sylacauga where she graduated.
She united in holy matrimony, to the love of her life ,John Henry Odum on March 09, 1956, and to this union eight children were born.
Mrs. Odum answered the Savior’s call on Monday, August 21, 2017, where she went home to her final resting place.
She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother Virgil and Maggie L. Martin; her husband, John Henry Odum; Grandson ,William Odum,; Two Granddaughters ,Jamie Roy and Tiffany Odum; siblings, Sylvester Baby Martin Sr., Lorenzo Bud Martin, Zola Mae Finch, Ruby L. White, and Andrew Son Martin.
She leaves to cherish her memories to her children, Wilda (James) Roy , The Colony TX; Jerry L (Lillian) Odum, Sylacauga AL; Gerald V. (Janice) Odum, The Colony TX; Reginald B. (Linda) Odum, Sylacauga AL; Jimmy LA (Sharon) Odum, Sylacauga AL; Sonya L. Brown, Ft. Worth TX; Felicia L. (Samory) Wilson, Douglasville GA. She leaves to mourn Thirty Grandchildren; Twenty-Eight Great Grandchildren; Three great great grandchildren; One Brother, Dan (Mary Sally) Martin, Portland OR; Two Sister-in-laws Louise Martin Cleveland OH and Callie McElrath, Goodwater AL; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
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