Smith, Odeese Abel, 95, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Providence Assisted Living Center in Grenada, MS. She was formerly a resident of Jackson, LA. She was born on April 2, 1918, in Grenada County, MS to the late Winston Elijah Abel and Annie Dora White Abel. Mrs. Smith was a retired legal secretary for the Oil Industry and a member of First Baptist Church in Zachary, LA. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband; Ernest Willard Smith; four sisters, Winnie Pace, Ina Prine, Ruth Berry and Lillie Mae Marter; two brothers Marion Abel and Winston Elijah Abel, Jr. She is survived by one brother, Jack Abel of Tunica, LA and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Zachary from 1:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, MS. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.charletfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2014