Let the memory of Mashelle be with us forever
  • 57 years old
  • Born on August 2, 1954 .
  • Passed away on January 14, 2012 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our mother, Mashelle Odom, 57, born on August 2, 1954 and passed away on January 14, 2012.

The Philadelphia memorial service will take place on February 3, 2012 @ 2 pm. Location: Canaan Baptist Church, 5430 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Repast will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall. 

The North Carolina memorial service will be held at Unity Church located at 108 Hewes Street (off of Stratford Rd) on Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. Repast will immediately follow.

We will forever remember a very special woman who touched the lives of many. Mashelle was a phenomenal woman, devoted mother as well as grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed making those precious moments that will last beyond the end of time. 

To truly honor our mother, just remember her beautiful smile, warm and loving spirit, inspirational and encouraging words, and courage. I know the general consensus is that she is 'gone too soon' but know that God doesn't make mistakes and our mom's spirit will forever be in all the hearts she so brilliantly touched.

 Rest in Peace, Momi. We love you!!!

Posted by Chrissy Simpson on August 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Momi! You know I still talk to you a lot, it calms my nerves sometime. I kept thinking about funny moments with you today and lord knows there are plenty of them to keep me laughing. You were such a funny lady! Although I know that the memories we shared will live on forever, I would give anything to make more memories with you...I just miss you so much. I wonder if by now, at 65, you would've had all the grey hair you always wanted, lol. Well, continue to rest well my love and know that I love you for eternity Queen. With love, your baby girl XOXOXO
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2019
Happy birthday Momi❤! Can you believe it is the 65th anniversary of your birth? I miss you so much everyday. I know you are watching over me and Chrissy just as you did when you were here physically and I pray we're making you proud. Your grandson, Billy, has a son. Your grandson, Spud, just got baptized. Your granddaughter...your princess is living life and reminds me so much of you. Your grandson, Xavier, is growing into a young man. We miss you, Momi. Hope you are enjoying your birthday in heaven. Happy birthday
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on January 14, 2019
Hey Momi,
It's been 7 whole years and it's still sore. I'm always thinking about all of the good times and funny moments that we've shared together. Remember the time we were in Food Lion and I was pushing the cart & ran into the back of your ankles? You chased me around the store trying to pop me for like 3 minutes, LOL. I sure do miss you! Your grandsons are doing well, your son in law is good, I'm always striving to be better and Lena has done it again...she graduates college in May...another one under her belt but of course, you know all this because you're always with us. I love you and not a day goes by that I don't think about you and smile or shed a tear. I will continue to make you proud my Queen. May you continue to rest well! Until the day we meet again...MUAH! Wheeew, Lord knows I miss you :-)
Posted by Marlena Gordon on January 14, 2019
Another year without your earthly presence...7 years to be exact, wow!!! I miss you like crazy and I don't think I will ever lose that feeling. I thank God for all the lessons you taught us that carries throughout our lives. I know you would be proud of me and Chrissy. Every memory of you is my saving grace. They keep me laughing and upbeat! ♥️♥️♥️ I love you Momi. Thanks for preparing me for life! We are miss you! Guess what...your grandson, Billy, is going to be a father. The baby is due on April 6th. I know your spirit is right here with us and watching over us. Rest well Queen...until we are join together again.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2018
Hey Momi...my favorite girl!!! HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY!! This would have been your 64th year of life. We miss you so much but talk about you even more. We remember the hilarious stories, your loving spirit and your royal ways! You will always be our Queen. I love you from the pit of my soul. I know you are with us because that was just who you were. Always loving, supportive, encouraging, funny and wise. Until we see one another again! Continue to rest easy ❤❤❤
Posted by Alma Hampton on August 2, 2018
Mashelle you were a beautiful niece and loving women, You are in heart and soul. Did you know I was married on your birthday. Rest in Peace. Love Always. Aunt Alma
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on January 18, 2018
Hey Momi,
I miss you so much. I cried like a baby on the anniversary of your passing. It is hard to believe that it has been 6 years since you got your wings because it always feel like just yesterday. I enjoy thinking about all of our silly moments where we laughed uncontrollably...so many great memories that I will forever hold dear. I love you always and may you continue to rest in peace my dear Queen, until we meet again...MUAH!
Posted by Marlena Gordon on January 14, 2018
Wow, you've been gone for 6 years...time really flies! I think and talk about you everyday. I miss you immensely. I thank God that He gave me 41 beautiful years. The bond we created was phenomenal and your love was bar none. Continue to rest in peace! We will see each other again and until then I will keep you in my thoughts and heart. Love you beyond eternity, my Queen!
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on January 15, 2017
Hey Momi, I can't believe it's been 5 years. I can't tell you enough how much I miss you...your smile, your jokes, your laugh, your wisdom. We have so many great memories together. You were my best friend and I love you for eternity.
Posted by Kat Croom on January 14, 2016
To my beautiful sister/mom..I miss you dearly and I love your children and your family very much....R.I.P.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on January 14, 2016
Wow, it has really been 4 years since I last saw you in the physical. Time really flies. Although it's gotten easier to cope, the void never goes away. You left such an imprint that I will long for you until we meet again. I thank God for giving me to you...a very special lady!!! I love you to the moon and back. I feel your spirit in me all day, everyday. Rest well, my angel.
Posted by Michael Mclaurin on August 2, 2015
I am really sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your mother and the deep influence she had on you. Her spirit lives on in you.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2015
Happy birthday to my Queen!!! Momi, I miss you so much and think about you all the time. My life references always include something about you. I thank God for pairing me with you!!! You were an awesome woman, phenomenal mother and grandmother, and a wonderful person. Rest well Momi...until we meet again!!! I love you forever and I feel your spirit every day.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on January 25, 2015
Momi, it's been 3 years and 11 days since GOD took you home. I am missing more today than I did before. I love you so much. I am glad we shared as much as we did because I would not have all of the wonderful memories that keep me balanced. Rest well Momi and I'll see you when I get there.
Posted by Alma Hampton on January 16, 2015
I will always remeber my lovely,beautiful, and caring nice. She kept
you laughting and happy. Rest my dear niece.. Love Always. Alma
Posted by SandraKay Lawson-Crump on August 4, 2014
I still can't believe that Mashelle has actually gone...Absolutely too soon. Her Spirit is with me and I love remembering the wonderful times that we shared.She left an imprint on my life and I will be forever grateful for haven been her friend. She told me about Unity Church of Winston-Salem and I am now a Chaplain there. Also, because of her, every Thursday morning at 9:00am we have a 1hr. Transmission Meditation at Unity! Which is a Service Meditation for the Goodwill of our World. Yes, Mashelle was truly a Net-Connector and I will forever Love My Sister.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2014
Happy birthday Momi...I miss you so much. Today is the 6th anniversary of the day God brought you into the world. It's been 931 days since I saw you last. I talk about you every day. The mere thought of you and all the infamous stories still make me smile and laugh. I love you and thank God for giving me you. Don't party too hard!!!
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2014
Correction....The 60th anniversary of your birth.
Posted by Dr. Michael Pravetz on August 2, 2014
How can anyone forget Mashelle's spirit and life when Marlena, her love and legacy, lives on? A breath of fresh air in a time of uncertainty, a Rock of Gibraltar to her friends. Lena, we love you. Truly there is an All Knowing Lord! Peace.
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 2, 2013
Hey Momi...happy birthday!!! I miss you so much. I can't believe it's been 1 year & 7 months since you went home to God. I know you are with me everyday and I've recognized when you've showed me. Wish you Este here to give you the biggest hug and kiss but I feel good knowing. that you know how much I love you.
Posted by Mary Lyles on August 2, 2013
Thinking of you on your Birthday and celebrating what you shared with so many! Blessings to the family!
Posted by Ana Tampanna on January 25, 2013
Mashelle, You are still with me. I know that your love lives on in your daughters and your grandchildren. You impacted so many people and you are an influence that continues today. Blessings, my Dear!
Posted by Marlena Gordon on August 3, 2012
Momi...your birthday (8/2) was one of the hardest days of my life. I cried until I couldn't cry anymore. You are truly missed. You always tried to prepare me for this time I'm living right now. I felt better once we bought your cake and balloons. Did you get all the balloons we released yesterday? We love and miss the irreplaceable you! Until we meet again my precious angel...muaaah!
Posted by Stacey Royster on August 3, 2012
Happy Birthday my Beloved, I think about you often and I miss you dearly. I miss your wittyness, our endless conversation and just knowing you were just a phone call away. If I had to choose any sister in the world I would still choose you. I love you...Stacey
Posted by Alma Hampton on August 2, 2012
Mashelle, My niece and like a like my baby sister to me. We grew up
together. I have had a dream of her as little girl with many plats on her
head. She was a beautiful, caring, lovable person who came into
Posted by April McKnight on August 2, 2012
Happy Birthday to you my friend...I think of you often and I always run into people who know you as well and its my reminder your spirit goes on as you have touched so many with your joy...missing you dear one...love April
Posted by Claudette Reynolds on March 15, 2012
Although you are gone, you will always be remembered. I miss your voice calling my name in a unique way. A sense of humor, a special lady who encouraged, willing to share her knowledge to help others. A lady who was about business, would say do this and this will happen. I regret not having the opportunity to see you again. Several calls were made, heard your voice,never set a date ; . LUM
Posted by Marlena Gordon on February 21, 2012
Hey Momi:
It is 38 days since you've gone and 42 days since I had a conversation with you. Although I talk to you on a daily basis, I miss your responses, your love, and your wisdom. I still cannot wrap my brain around the fact that you are absent in the physical. I miss you Momi but your memory lives forever. I love you...Until we meet again!
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on February 20, 2012
Hey Momi, it's been a little over a month since you left. I find myself getting ready to pick up the phone and call you...especially when a good movie is on that I know you like or you would love to watch. I miss you so much and I'm hanging on to all of the memories I have with you. I so wish you were here! I haven't played phase 10 since my last time with you. It's not the same. ILY!
Posted by Kim Bolden on February 11, 2012
I went to your memorial service today and it still doesn't seem real. I know what you added to my life in the short time I knew you, but to listen to different people stand and say what you meant to them was awe-inspiring. Mashelle, thanks for being a mentor and a friend. I will miss your earthly presence, but you have left a legacy and I will continue to learn from your example.
Posted by Ellen Dudley on February 11, 2012
Mashelle, you were awesome. We will always remember your joy and your awe inspired influence on all of us who knew you. You will always be in our heart!! Thanks for being YOU!! Love you, Ellen
Posted by Mary Lyles on February 6, 2012
To the family...our prayers are sincerely with you. Mashelle was truly a jewel. She was always encouraging to my children (TT and Anthony) telling them to stay focused, be a leader and not a follower. I appreciate her being real & always supportive of events or occasions held in honor of others. Her testimony touched the women at the prayer breakfast held in my home...special memory.
Posted by Desiree' Christina on February 3, 2012
Wow my nana what cant i say lol... theres so many memories and love that she left me with, I love her with all my hear and i always will. She always knew what to say and the right time to call and she understood her princess like no one else, im deeply saddened that she is not here i n her physical form to hug me and see all the things that ive accomplished but i know that she still here !
Posted by Camille Walker on February 1, 2012
Mashelle, my girl, my business partner, my friend. It’s been almost 3 weeks and it’s still unbelievable.  We met at my cousin’s baby shower and two weeks later I was your 1st recruit in Mary Kay. We had so much fun travelling together to New Orleans, San Antonio, the Poconos and our numerous trips to Dallas. You taught me how to write positive affirmations, to journal and to develop an abundan
Posted by Camille Walker on February 1, 2012
abundance mentality. Your mantra was, “What you think about, you bring about.” I carry that with me every day. I thank God for a season filled with love, laughter, friendship and GREAT fun. I’m sad that we will not have more chances to spend together on earth, but I have JOY knowing that we’ll meet again in Paradise for all Eternity. R.I.P. my FRIEND. I will remember you ALWAYS! Camille
Posted by Valerie Hairston on January 31, 2012
Chrissy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mashelle, she was such a wonderful person with a beautiful smile all the time! May God continue to be with you and keep his warm and loving arms around you! Mashelle will truly be missed but not forgotten!
Posted by Donna Terrence on January 31, 2012
To Mashelle's family: When I meet you at the NC memorial on Feb 11th, I'll be able to tell you again how much I loved and admired the wonderful Mashelle Odom. She lit up any room she entered and filled it with her warmth, intelligence, joy, loyalty and loving nature. Can't believe she's gone. We were all so fortunate to have her among us! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Ameri' Amor on January 31, 2012
I remember the first day I met you... you gave me a warm smile and gave me the biggest hug. You welcomed me as if I was one or your own and I will always remember that...may you forever rest in peace.

love Amor <3
Posted by Ana Tampanna on January 31, 2012
Mashelle, I called you the Great Teacher. You could enroll people in the grandness of their dreams. You loved playing cards with Mom and me, and you loved my soup when you were sick. You taught me how to taste a little luxury and enjoy it. We went to see The Secret Life of Bees together, and you you made me eat a tub of buttered popcorn with you! Unforgettable shared moments.love, Ana
Posted by Frankie Townsend on January 31, 2012
Terry and I are saddened by the passing of Maschelle.She was such a positive person.With a great smile.We never got to have our lunch date we talked about.She will be missed.
Posted by April McKnight on January 30, 2012
Mashelle...Your smile made me know that no matter what circumstances came my way, I could always smile through it...Thank you for being in my life ..Much hugs to you....May your daughters feel your strength.Love April
Posted by BEVERLY FRANKS on January 30, 2012
The 1800 Block of Elston St. Block Committee would like to extend our Prayers and Love to the family of Mashelle. I will always remember Mashelle for her beautiful and warm smile, Mashelle was better known to me as the Mary Kay Lady with the pink car lol. I an not even sure how I met Mashelle but I do remember her having two successful Mary Kay demonstrations in my home .
Posted by BONITA SMITH on January 29, 2012
To the family, my heart is indeed touched by the passing of our loved one. M was a very unique person and I enjoyed the time we spent together. She was very encouraging. She helped it happen.....my "new Home". God bless you all, knowing that a part of her is in you comforts my heart. Much Love.
Posted by Winifred Giddings on January 28, 2012
Yes, God! Mashelle gone too soon! It took me a minute to get on the site because I was so scared to accept the fact that my African Queen went on to continue her mission with our Creator for a different assignment. I can see her walking now! I can hear her dialing me saying "Winnie, girl I found this book that you will love. Girl, I know you don't like to drive so I am picking you up...
Posted by Winifred Giddings on January 28, 2012
I will truly miss My Big Sister, Mashelle for her GREGARIOUS PERSONALITY! She never met a stranger. Yes, Mashelle that's what I am talking about. I can hear you repeating my words to me as I teased how you walk and we both agreed that we were just crazy about loving ourselves and our lives. Mashelle was caring, bold and fearless in exploring and expressingher TRUTH. I will miss her dearly!
Posted by Kim McKinney on January 27, 2012
Word cannot begin to express the shock and loss Mashelle passing has brought to me. She worked with me for the past three years with my real estate in Winston. Without her I couldn't have managed. She was such a vibrant, loving and caring person. We laughed. We cried. She'll always hold a special place in my heart and I'll think of her every time I buy a pair of shoes! God bless you!
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on January 27, 2012
Hey Momi...this is so hard! I know you are in a better place but I want you here with me so bad. I miss you so much! You have shown me such a love that only a mother can give. You have always made sure that my boys and I were ok; giving your last at times. I miss your words of encouragement, your laughter, our phase 10 tournaments, our Christmas bonding...everything about you I miss!
Posted by Chrissy Simpson on January 27, 2012
There are no words...ever, that I can say to express how much I love you. I never thought in a million years that I would ever lose you...my mother, my best friend. I wanna call you and hear your voice, kiss you, hug you, cook dinner for you. And although I'm overwhelmed with sadness, I know that you're here with me every moment of every day. I love you Momi, you are forever in my heart
Posted by Yvonne Smith on January 27, 2012
I was speechless when I heard of Maschelle's departure.I met her when she worked at Baptist Hospital. What I remember most about her is her contagious smile and her zeal for life. She was a woman of purpose and touched many lives. I pray the peace of God over her family. She will definitely be missed by all of those she came in contact with.
Posted by Johnetta Coleman on January 26, 2012
I am still shocked and sadden by the news of Mashelle's passing. Mashelle was so dear to me and my family. She helped me purchase my first home and felt like family the first time I met her. Such a loving, hardworking, passionate, intelligent individual. I was looking forward to finally have a celebration dinner but the Lord call upon his angel to come home. We love u and will miss u!

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