Doris Dickens Odom

May 9, 1914 - May 18, 2017
Doris Dickens Odom

Doris Dickens Odom of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the age of 103.

Born in Robeson County on May 9, 1914, daughter of the late Fletcher and Clyde Pulley Dickens of Fairmont, NC. She is preceded in death by her loving and faithful husband, Lawrence Chesley Odom; two brothers and one sister.

Doris is survived by one son, Ronnie H. Odom and wife, Patsy of Wilmington; and one daughter, Yvonne Insco and husband, Alton of Wilmington; two granddaughter’s, Angela Riggs (husband Charlie) of Leland and Renee Insco (husband Bill Mickelson) of Key West, FL; two grandsons, Ronnie Odom, Jr. (wife Kimberle Brown) of Chapel Hill and Jerry Odom (wife Casey Bazemore) of Winston-Salem; one great grandson, Ivey Riggs (wife Cara Riggs) of Hampstead; one great granddaughter, Jesse Odom; one great great granddaughter, Lilly Riggs. Until her death, her family consisted of five living generations.

Doris was a long time member and the longest living member of Sunset Park Baptist Church. She was devoted to her Lord, her church, and her family.

A Visitation will be held at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation at 2pm on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, followed by a funeral service at 3pm. A committal service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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  • May 21, 2017
    Virginia Taylor Bryant says:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Odom. She & her family were neighbors many years ago. You are all in my prayers. She was a very nice & classy lady.

  • May 22, 2017
    Virginia Taylor Bryant says:
    Virginia Taylor Bryant & Mary Faye Taylor Burkart

  • May 22, 2017
    Virginia Taylor Bryant says:
    Faye & I both send our condolences to your family. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. She & her family were neighbors many years ago. Our Mother loved her a lot. We are praying for you all.