Joyce Rushing Odom


Joyce Rushing Odom
Nov. 20, 1926 – Oct. 7, 2019
Funeral services for Joyce Rushing Odom, 92, were Oct. 10, 2019 at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church with Elders P.J. Walters Jr. and Ricky Myers officiating.
She died Oct. 7, 2019.
She was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Tylertown, daughter of the late Lessie and Herman Rushing. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Rudolph Odom Sr.; son Blane Odom; sister Sarah Rushing Ware Sager; brothers Herman J. Rushing Jr., Rufus Ralph Rushing, Paul Rushing, Roy Smith Rushing, James L. Rushing, William “Bill” Rushing, Jerry E. Rushing Sr. and Willie Elisha Rushing.
Mrs. Odom was a lifelong member of New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed having garage sales, looking at pictures of family and friends on facebook and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter Pell (Ron) Wheless, son Luther Rudolph “Rudy” (Cecelia) Odom Jr.; grandchildren Luther S. Wheless, Ashley (Blaine) Rabalais, Ronnie S. (Susan) Wheless Jr., Luther Rudolph Odom III, Gregory Blane (Cassie) Wheless, John Walter (Kaffy) Wheless, Rebecca Lynn Spencer, and Chantel Marie (Rob) Stevens; great-grandchildren Phoenix Joyce Wheless, Ava Toni Wheless, Gregory Blane Wheless Jr., Tyce Anthony Rabalais, Ainsley Claire Rabalais, and Luther Rudolph Odom IV, sisters Lessie Rawls, Beth Morrow, and Maureen Spence, and brother Donald Rushing.
Pallbearers were Luke Wheless, Ronnie Wheless Jr., Luther Odom III, Greg Wheless Sr, Blaine Rabalais, and John Wheless; honorary pallbearers were Allen Spence, Scott Morrow, Eric Morrow, Robert Jenkins and Stacey Crawford.
Burial was in Tylertown Cemetery with Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge.

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