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Mashelle Odom
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 2, 1954
  • Date of passing: Jan 14, 2012
Let the memory of Mashelle be with us forever

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!!!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 14th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Chrissy Simpson on 15th January 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."

This tribute was added by Kat Croom on 14th January 2016

"To my beautiful sister/mom..I miss you dearly and I love your children and your family very much....R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 14th January 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."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 2nd August 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."

This tribute was added by Michael Mclaurin on 2nd August 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."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 25th January 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."

This tribute was added by Alma Hampton on 16th January 2015

"I will always remeber my lovely,beautiful, and caring nice.  She kept
you laughting and happy. Rest my dear niece.. Love Always. Alma"

This tribute was added by SandraKay Lawson-Crump on 4th August 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."

This tribute was added by Dr. Michael Pravetz on 2nd August 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."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 2nd August 2014

"Correction....The 60th anniversary of your birth."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 2nd August 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!!!"

This tribute was added by mary lyles on 2nd August 2013

"Thinking of you on your Birthday and celebrating what you shared with so many!  Blessings to the family!"

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 2nd August 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."

This tribute was added by Ana Tampanna on 25th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 3rd August 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!"

This tribute was added by Stacey Royster on 3rd August 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"

This tribute was added by Alma Hampton on 2nd August 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"

This tribute was added by April McKnight on 2nd August 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 April"

This tribute was added by Claudette Reynolds on 15th March 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"

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 21st February 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!"

This tribute was added by Chrissy Simpson on 20th February 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!"

This tribute was added by Ellen Dudley on 11th February 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"

This tribute was added by Kim Bolden on 11th February 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."

This tribute was added by mary lyles on 6th February 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."

This tribute was added by Desiree' Christina on 3rd February 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 !"

This tribute was added by Camille Walker on 1st February 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"

This tribute was added by Camille Walker on 1st February 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"

This tribute was added by Frankie Townsend on 31st January 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."

This tribute was added by Ana Tampanna on 31st January 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, Ana"

This tribute was added by Ameri' Amor on 31st January 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"

This tribute was added by Donna Terrence on 31st January 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."

This tribute was added by valerie hairston on 31st January 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!"

This tribute was added by BEVERLY FRANKS on 30th January 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 ."

This tribute was added by April McKnight on 30th January 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"

This tribute was added by BONITA SMITH on 29th January 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 "new Home".  God bless you all, knowing that a part of  her is in you comforts my heart. Much Love."

This tribute was added by Winifred Giddings on 28th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Winifred Giddings on 28th January 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..."

This tribute was added by Chrissy Simpson on 27th January 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 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"

This tribute was added by Chrissy Simpson on 27th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Kim McKinney on 27th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Yvonne Smith on 27th January 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."

This tribute was added by Kat Croom on 26th January 2012

"Mashelle my sister/mom, I have always had the utmost respect for you. A lady that wore so many hats that could do it all.  I will always remember you as the beautiful woman that you were inside and out.  May you R.I.P...I wil always luv you and the rest of the family as my own!"

This tribute was added by Christopher Carter on 26th January 2012

"Such a shock to me and my family about Mashalle. I now realize when they say people are in your life for a reason or a season, well iam glad to say she has blessed her presence with both in me and my wife Alafair Carter.She was able to help me and my wife achieve our dream of homeownership and after that we could not help but to keep her as more than a realtor she was now family.. love u."

This tribute was added by MICHELLE HOLLOWELL on 26th January 2012

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, Family please know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Mashelle and I were in ABWA-Foryth Chapter together and we shared many laughs and good times. She will truely be missed. Please know that her professional sisters are praying for you at this difficult time. RIP Mashelle, gone too soon..."

This tribute was added by Johnetta Coleman on 26th January 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!"

This tribute was added by Ify Egbuna on 25th January 2012

"Words cannot describe the shock of losing you, my darling Mashelle. I had no doubt you would be back in the office. Vivacious, ageless, fun, positive and faithful. That's how I will always remember you. Godspeed Mashelle. I will miss the fun and uplifting talks we had.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His saints."

This tribute was added by Ellen Dudley on 25th January 2012

"Miss you Mashelle! You were a delight to have a friend as well as a fellow REALTOR.  You are missed by all not only at the office but in our everyday life.  So full of sun and laughter and oh such a beautiful lady and so classy!!  HUGS to you and your family!!  Love you all!!


This tribute was added by Micki Triplett on 25th January 2012

"We will truly miss Mashelle's  smile and laughter in our office. She was a good friend  and a wonderful person. She was always bragging on her children and grandchildren. She loved you all very much!"

This tribute was added by Jimmy Barrett on 25th January 2012

"Mashelle was a classy lady who was always dressed with style. A true friend and co-worker and that smile will be missed."

This tribute was added by Jody Peske on 25th January 2012

"I will miss your vibrant personality!!!!  There is definitely a vacancy of energy in the office.  We smile and cry when we think of you.  I thank you so much for the gifts you brought to my life."

This tribute was added by Stacey Royster on 25th January 2012

"Mashelle,  I am feeling a little melancholy right now, thinking of the times and memories when we laughed until we cried, our sibling rivalries and our timeless thought provoking conversation. Thanks for being my big sister. Until we meet again...Love ya!!!"

This tribute was added by Beverly Tucker on 25th January 2012

"To the Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you duriing this difficult time of loss.  Mashelle was a wonderful person and a great leader.  She will be missed.  Know tht weeping endureth for the night but joy will come in the morning.  
Prayerfully, Beverly R. Tucker"

This tribute was added by Ramona Jackson on 25th January 2012

"tO THE ENTIRE FAMILY....Cherish every moment you have and live by those memories. God puts no more on us than we can bear. May the good God continue to watch over all of you. Stay strong . She will truly be missed by all.
..Love always Ramona, Ra'Sharra and Jade"

This tribute was added by Yonnie Glover on 24th January 2012

"Crissy, Lena, Spud, Xzavier and the rest of the family, Luv you guys always & forever.  He makes no mistakes.  Treasure the memories, the moments, remember the good times. Always! An Angel is watching.  Luv you guys!

This tribute was added by RENEE ANCRUM on 24th January 2012

""Mashelle, I'll always remember your sense of humor and your words of wisdom.""

This tribute was added by Joy Davis on 24th January 2012

"My prayer goes out to the family. I worked with your mother and she was always pleasant and kind. To her daughters stay strong and keep your faith. Your mother paved a path for the both of you. Keep your hand in God 's hand and don't let go."

This tribute was added by Sheilda Kiniel on 24th January 2012

"Mashelle, you and I have gone thru some times, trying to find me a home.  But thru those times, we became close.  I loved the talks, walks, and overall laughter..I'll miss you, big sis.  You're forever in my heart..I love you."

This tribute was added by Annette Douthit on 24th January 2012

"God has to call all his Angels home, My heart goes out to her family because I know you will miss her dearly, but she lives in your heart now. An angel watching over her family as you carry her everywhere you go, Earth must be missing an Angel...God Bless you all!! and may he give you that peace that only he can give...."

This tribute was added by Nina Walker on 24th January 2012

"Chrissy & Lena, It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. Mashelle is an  Angel of God at this moment, with her uplifting personality and beautiful smile! Truly missed but not forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Carmella Butler-Certion on 24th January 2012

""Ms. Mashelle, I will always remember your smile, your laughter and the fact that you were one of Chrissy, Trina and myself, biggest fans.  You and my Mom would endure our little dance shows and eat the dinners we tried to make.  Now you and her are up there watching over all of us.  You will be missed.  See you soon!"  Carmella"

This tribute was added by Michael Mclaurin on 24th January 2012

"I am at a loss for adequate words to express my grief for you. I had the blessed opportunity of meeting your mother and I know heaven just received one of its most special angels. You are a reflection of your mother in the way you treat people with respect and empathy, not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. I am so sorry for your loss.Say not, in grief, that your mother has gone,"

This tribute was added by cheryl brown on 24th January 2012

"Mashelle, you were always sweet and loving towards me, something I will never forget. I thank God for you giving us two beautiful, funny and talented daughters which are my sisters. Dear Mashelle now you can finally rest in perfect peace. Lena this is truly a beautiful memorial you put together. Love you all.<3"

This tribute was added by Samantha Johnson-Foulk on 24th January 2012

"Auntie,  Your smile, laugh, and life inspired many, especially me. I thank God for the time we were able to share.  You were always my cheerleader on the side pushing me to be great. I will carry you in my heart forever.  I will miss you always.  
Love, Missy"

This tribute was added by Dr. Michael Pravetz on 24th January 2012

"The brightness  and warmth of Lena's friendship kept me alive in Philadelphia.  After often speaking with her Mom, I know where she got her love.  To Lena's family and friends, from far away Africa, my home, I extend my thoughts and prayers at this time of change.  Let this be but a transition to a better life: let the Good Lord grant us the strength to move along.  May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Marlena Gordon on 24th January 2012

"Momi, you will be forever missed. I can't thank God enough for giving me you. I was able to spend 41 wonderful years with you and allowed to capture memories as beautiful, funny, and wonderful as you are. I know you will be my heavenly angel. There will be a hole that can never be filled by anything or anyone. You are, indeed, irreplaceable. Thank you for loving me and I love you. Lena"

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