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Joseph James Odom


Sunrise: June 7, 1925

Sunset: January 2, 2021
Joseph and Lenora shared fifty-eight wonderful years together. On January 2, God called Joseph Odom home at the age of ninety-five. On January 6, God called Lenora Odom home at the age of eighty-one.
Joseph was born in Cuthbert GA On June 7, 1925 and Lenora Odom was born in Virginia Beach, VA. On August 6, 1939. Joseph joined the Navy in 1942. He served our country for twenty-five years. He was a World War II Veteran. Joseph was a member of the American Post 5 for 30 years. Joseph worked at Pollards Chicken for forty plus years. Lenora was a cosmetologist for several years. She later became a homemaker to her eight children. She was also a home health care companion or several years.  Joseph and Lenora also worked for Fisher, Sons, and Duke Janitorial Services.
Joseph’s entertainment was playing cards, watching old western movies and reading the newspaper. Lenora’s entertainment was playing bingo with her friends and plucking her games on her tablet.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Lee B. and Mary Odom; brother, A.J Odom; sisters, Martha Odom Davis and Zennie Odom Snowden; daughter, Gail Odom. Two surviving siblings, Isaac Odom (Nora Odom) of Jacksonville, FL, and Hattie Odom Brown of Cuthbert, GA.
Lenora was preceded in death by her son, Sherrod Johnson; father, George Brooks, Sr.; mother, Sara Brooks Cason; stepfather, Pernell Cason; brothers, Leroy Brooks, George Brooks, Jr., Daniel Brooks Sr., Surviving sister, Sarah Brooks Price.
Joseph and Lenora are survived by the blended children of this family. Cynthia James Scantling, Beverly Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Kenneth and Kathleen Johnson, Anthony and Michelle Johnson, (Dee Dee) Delphine and Peter Babar, Karen Clements, Jasmine Johnson; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Viewing Monday, January 18, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Machell DeBerry says

    Condolences to the family. My God give you peace and comfort in a time like this.

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    Wanda Williams says

    R.I.P my patient and friend !!

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    Patricia Nichols and Family says

    My sincere condolences to the Odom and Johnson family. May his spirit rest in peace. ?♥️

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    Denise Haynes and Family says

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the family at this difficult time.
    We are so sorry for your loss.

    (From Tiffany’s family in New York)

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    Sylvia Jones says

    My condolences to you and your your family. I will continue to pray for God to help y’all through this time of healing.

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