Funeral services for Odie B. Morrow, 97, of Marvell will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Matthews M.B. Church at Marvell. Rev. Harvey Gates will officiate.
Burial will be in the Israel Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at St. Matthew's MB Church.
Odie B. Johnson Morrow was born Nov. 17, 1915 to the late William and Carrie Garth Johnson in Arkansas County. She was raised in Monroe County. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined St. Matthew MB Church where she remained a faithful member until her death.
On March 23, 1943 she married Collins Morrow. There were no children born to this union, but she became a loving mother to his daughter, Czarney.
Although Sister Morrow had no biological children, she was a mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to all she met.
From playing ball with the children to feeding those who were hungry, she saw good in everybody. You would hear Odie often say, “I just love people, especially children.” This adoration was illustrated throughout her life, not only toward family members, but to all she came in contact with -- she never met a stranger.
Odie also was passionate about other interests in her life, including sewing, quilting, knitting/crocheting, fishing, gardening, and spending endless hours working on puzzles, but most importantly, she loved The Lord and her church.
Sister Morrow served as a member of the usher board, president of the choir, worked with the youth in the Sunshine Band/Red Circle/and Willing Workers. She also worked diligently with the adults of the Senior Mission. Sister Odie was blessed with the gift of singing, and enjoyed singing songs of praise especially her favorite, “He's Calling Me”.
In her 97th year, Odie entered into eternal peace during her sleep on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at her home in Marvell, when God so graciously dispatched His angels to guide her soul to eternity.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Collins Morrow, her parents, a brother, Hartsville Johnson Sr. and three sisters, Pauline Coin, Pearl Allen and Willie B. Allen.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Czarney Wade (Emerson) of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Magnolia Johnson of Marvell; special cousins, Lucy Knowles of Holly Grove, and Bertha Wright of Flint, Mich. whom she raised as a daughter.
Sister Odie was favored with a “daughter in life” whom she cherished and raised as her own, whom she called “Ann” Anna (Annie) Wright Davis of Marvell whom she loved deeply and who provided diligent care for her during her final phase of life; two grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.