Lillian E. Odum

July 20, 1921 - June 6, 2019
Lillian E. Odum


Lillian E. Odum age 97 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Silver Stream Health Care Center.

She was born on July 20, 1921, in Wilmington to Edward Johnson and Lillian Whitehurst Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband James Henry Odum, Sr. and her son, James Henry Odum, Jr.

Lillian was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Squires (Robert); son, Bruce Odum (Kitty); four grandchildren, Robert Squires, Jr., John Squires, David Odum, Jr., and Julie Jackson; 6 great-grandchildren.

The family will see friends from 4-5 Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 2 pm Monday, June 10, 2019, at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. David Haines.

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  • June 07, 2019
    Doris and Buddy Smith says:
    Loved Lillian. She was my Mama in Wilmington. Such a blessing to have known her. Condolences to the family.

  • June 08, 2019
    Lillian was a sweet lady who we loved so much so sorry Sonny and i will miss you here but we have alot of good times to remember

  • June 08, 2019
    F Davis says:
    The loss of a loved one is a difficult and grievous thing to bear. Praying that you may be comforted by the God of all comfort. May he grant you peace constantly in every way. May God's thoughts toward you give you hope as mentioned at Jeremiah 29:11, "For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, declares the Sovereign Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope." May you hope in God's promise of a new day when sickness and death will be no more. May you hope in God's promise to restore life to those who are sleeping in death who he remembers, John 5:28, 29, Revelation 21:4. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  • June 09, 2019
    April Henderson says:
    Nancy and Bruce so sorry for your loss. We always loved to go to her house at Christmas time her decorations were so great. Lved ever our talks n the phone she informed me of how everyone in the family were doing. She will truly be missed love y'all.