DALLAS - Lori Ann Johnson O'Dell, 43, passed away March 20, 2014, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
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She was born in Gaston County and is the daughter of Toni Myers Messer and the late Robert Monroe Johnson Sr.
Lori was a graduate of Bessemer City High School, attended Gaston College and formerly worked for NeuroScience and Spine Center of the Carolinas in the Billing Department. She was a member of Ragan Wesleyan Church.
Lori is survived by one daughter, Alanie O'Dell of Bessemer City; one son, Brian O'Dell and wife Kindra of Lincolnton: grandson, Braylon O'Dell; mother and step-father, Toni and Houston Messer of Dallas; two brothers, Robert Monroe Johnson Jr. and wife Dawn of Bessemer City, Jesse Johnson and wife Melisa of Gastonia; fiancé, Chris Goines.
Lori will be taken to the home of Toni and Houston Messer, 1031 Walnut Springs Court, Dallas, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Soul's Harbor Tabernacle, 271 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia with the Rev. James Chambers officiat-ing.
Interment will follow at Westview Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Soul's Harbor Tabernacle, 271 Camp Rotary Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28052.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the O'Dell family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 22, 2014