Odessa Vasser, 77, of Helena-West Helena passed away Feb. 18, 2013 at Crestpark Nursing Home in Marianna.
Odessa Vasser, 77, of Helena-West Helena passed away Feb. 18, 2013 at Crestpark Nursing Home in Marianna. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Morning Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Phillips County Road 356, Highway 44 south of Helena. Pastor Cecil Coleman will officiate and Pastor Cedric Coleman will bring the eulogy. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery. Funeral services are entrusted to Eternal Light Funeral Services of Marianna. Her husband of 60 years, Elder Willie B. Vasser Sr., former pastor of Morning Grove MB Church and St. John MB Church in Holly Grove, their only son, Willie B. Vasser Jr. and a grandson, Anthony Vasser, preceded Sister Vasser in death. She leaves a daughter, Gloria Jean (James) Vasser Pickett of Pine Bluff; grandsons, Darrell L. Pickett of Little Rock, Brian L. Pickett of North Little Rock; sisters, Louise C. Hicks of Pine Bluff, Charlene Hamilton of Marianna; brothers, Wavie T. Coleman of New York, Frankie Lee Coleman of Marianna; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives.