STEPHENVILLE- Services for Odell Phillips, 90, will be held Saturday at 11a.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Jones officiating and Dr. Jerry B. Madkins delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Odell was born to the late Bee Bentley and Underee Howell in Stephenville. She was retired from the Los Angeles School system and was a home maker. Odell was a member of St. John Baptist Church and taught Sunday school.
Odell is survived by her son Howard L. Phillips Sr. and wife JoAnn of Stephenville, grand children Merce and husband Jonathan Dixon of Pearland, Yolanda and husband Reginald Chandler of Aurora, Ill., Dr. Sarina Phillips of Killeen and Howard L. Phillips Jr. of Stephenville, great-grandchildren Devin King, D’Ante Phillips, Tamia Phillips, Earnest Swindell III, Bryson Chandler, great-great grandchild Ja’mier Carey.
Odell was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter Mallory Carey and a great-grandson A.J. Carey and three sisters and six brothers.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com