Karen Maureen Odom

October 8, 1951 - August 19, 2022

Karen Maureen Odom, 70, of Silsbee, died Friday, August 19, 2022.  She was born on October 8, 1951, in Liberty, to Effie Caruthers Fontnow and Otis Lester Fontnow.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Odom; daughter, Keri Smith of Silsbee; grandsons, Aaron Smith and his wife, Heather, of Evadale and Landon Smith of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Clayton Smith and Kyler Smith; brother, Wayne Fontnow and his wife, Virginia, of Batson; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Doris Ellen Cherry.

A gathering of Mrs. Odom’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2022, at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 363 FM 105, Evadale, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the church, with her interment to follow at Guedry Cemetery, Batson.


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Comments (7)

    Rev. Donald "D. Ray" Frazier says:

    Roger and Family,
    I have just learned of the passing of your wife and truly sorry to hear this news. Me and Chantell will be praying for you all. Asking God to send his comforting angels to you all. God Bless.
    D. Ray

    Connie Phillips says:

    Bro. Odom, Kerri and extended family,
    What a PRECIOUS and dear SAINT of God, Sis. Karen Odom was! I and my family will never forget her many kindnesses that she showed to us in the 30+ years that our paths crossed hers! Her concern for those that had situations going on in their lives, she would do her best to help in any way she could! She marched with Faith, Hope & Determination in her soul to make that Heavenly journey to be her Final Home! Rejoice Sis. Karen, on those streets of Gold!
    Love, Bro.& Sis. Michael L. Phillips

    Janell (Carouthers) Johnson says:

    RIP Karen…May GOD welcome you with open arms and ease the pain and grief of those you left behind as they make life adjustments during the next days, weeks, months, and even years.
    To the remaining family members…
    May GOD in HIS tender mercy lighten the burden of your sadness and sorrow, and console your grieving hearts.
    Prayers and condolences,
    Janell (Daughter of John Luther, Aunt Doris’s brother)

    Linda Odom says:

    So sorry for y’all’s loss!! But I know Karen is busy cleaning and organizing that beautiful home- where you all will be together some day!! I know she was tired- they just get so tired of fighting!! She was such a sweet wonderful person who loved her family and friends with her whole heart!! Prayers are coming your way!!????????????????????????????????????????????

    Patsy Pickering says:

    Thank you for letting us be with you and your Mom through Her journey there at the end. It’s always hard but it made me fill like a part of the family for awhile. Sorry for your loss, she looked like a wonderful lady ,Mom, wife and grandmother.
    She will be missed , but think how happy she is now, no more pain. Love from a new friend you have made. Patsy Pickering

    Teresa Rogers says:

    I am so sorry to read about Karen! Even though I am sad at her passing I know she is rejoicing with our Lord. I worked with her years ago at Sears and I loved her????

    Keri Smith says:

    Mama, where do I begin…My heart is in a million pieces missing You. There is such a void in Our Home, it’s quiet! You were what We revolved around. Heaven is much sweeter with You there. I’m so thankful that Your not sick anymore, and Your race is run, and I will see You again! Thankful that God was merciful to Us and let You come home where You wanted to be!!
    Love You so much!

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