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Life Reflections

Odessia Whitfield was born on May 23, 1960, in San Antonio, Texas to the parents of John Henry & Lovie Lee Whitfield.

Odessia accepted Christ at an early age. She loved, appreciated and faithfully worshiped for almost 25 years until her departure at Judia Baptist Church, located in Dallas, Texas where Paster Rev. Lonzie Range Jr. presided.

Odessia attended Dallas ISD. Later in life she proudly continued her education and joyfully received her Diploma. Odessia was a genuine soul and touched so many lives as a caring and dedicated Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. Throughout her life, Odessia exemplified relentless strength and unwavering love. She was known for her commitment to helping others and for being a person of her word. Odessia was also known for her signature phrase, such as “ Baby Look ”, “ I don ’ t think so ”, “ I ’ m so for sure ”, “ Baby Boom ” “ Blessed & Encouraged ”, “ As Much to Be Expected ” and “ You know I Love You ”. If Odessia says she is going to do something, she did it! Showcasing her integrity and reliability. Her selflessness extended beyond her profession, as she was always ready to stand up for others, show up when she was called and lending a helping hand. Our Beloved Odessia Whitfield gained her beautiful Wings to match her beautiful Crown on Friday, January 19, 2024. Odessia touched the lives of many as a caregiver and nurse. She pursued a career as both a caretaker and nurse, providing essential support to those in need. Her dedication to improving the lives of others earned her immense respect within her community. She was admired for her genuine care and compassion, which brought solace to many facing challenging times. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Odessia had a range of hobbies and interests that brought joy into her life. She possessed a knack for knitting, creating beautiful pieces with every stitch. Cooking was another passion, and she took pleasure in preparing delicious meals for loved ones. However, nothing meant more than to cherish beloved time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Odessia's sophisticated demeanor reflected her graceful nature. She was truly a classy lady who loved GOD. Among Odessia's proudest achievements were the deep relationships she fostered with family and friends. She treasured each connection dearly and will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Odessia leaves behind cherished memories that will forever remain engraved in our hearts. She is survived by three loving children: Louis Benjamin Whitfield, Temika Shanta Whitfield, and Shemeka Shavon Whitfield.

Nine loving grandchildren: Dominique, Demarcus (Alma), Demarius, Ta ’ Myrah, Mikayla, Keyanna, KyRahn, Benjamin and D ’ Micah.

Seven Great grandchildren: Aiden, Julius, Kyla, Karter, Kaniyla, Kior and Abigail (soon to arrive). Odessia ’ s Legacy of children is her Soul and the light of her life. Bringing immense joy and fulfillment to every day that was spent together. Odessia can Rest in Peace, being very proud of her children and just as Proud of her Grandchildren, knowing that her Legacy will live on through the foundation of her own strength and unwavering Love for them. Odessia was preceded in death by her parents John and Lovie Whitfield; two sisters Mildred and Cherlonda; three brothers Andy, Ramon and John; one nephew John Henry, one niece Tawana.

Their memories will continue to be cherished as a reminder of the love and bond that was shared.

Saturday, January 27, 2024 | 10:00 AM 2510 E. Ledbetter Dr. | Dallas, TX 75216

Rev. Daryl Carter, Pastor Rev. Quince Hill, Officiant

God looked down from Heaven and saw a beautiful rose that He want ed. So He decided to pick the rose. He knew that you were getting tired of suffering and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come Home With Me." With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away. Although we loved you, dearly We could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating; A determined spirit was at rest. God broke our heart to prove to us, He only takes the best. You will never be forgotten.

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus' love illuminded Every dark and fearful glade. And He came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus' arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth's shadows, Pray to trust our Father's Will. There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idely stand; Do it now, while life remaineth - You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!

The Family

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