Funeral services for Mr. Nathaniel Odom of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, Georgia with Pastor Allen Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Nathaniel Bernard Odom, a native of Macon County, Montezuma, Georgia, the son of the late Mr. Timothy Odom, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta Nelson Odom, was born May 6, 1954 and died Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Mr. Odom attended the public schools of Macon County and graduated from D.F. Douglass High School and later, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably. Nathaniel was a jack of all trades. He had multiple skills which included meat cutting, construction work and farming. In his last days, he worked at Publix Supermarket and subsequently became the veggie man of Macon County. His favorite pastime was fishing.
At an early age, Nathaniel professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend K.T. Hayes.
His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his mother, Mrs. Alberta N. Odom of Montezuma, Georgia; his children: Edcardo Odom of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Jillian Odom (Kenyada) Neal of Locust Grove, Georgia, Simone Laureon Odom, Tammie Joiner, Sabrina Clark of Montezuma, Georgia and Steven Joiner of Auburn, Alabama; grandchildren: Gabrielle Odom, Timothy Odom, Kyle Neal, Kenley Neal, Kash Neal, Torena Fulks, Rufus Felton, William Felton III and Shanaya Felton; siblings: Mrs. Ernestine Brown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Vivian O. Breed of Cordele, Georgia, Mrs. Kitty (George) Harris of Fort Valley, Georgia, Mrs. Brenda (Lynwood) Holmes, Ms. Frances Odom, Cornelius (Gladys) Odom of Montezuma, Georgia, Curry (Alice) Odom of Botavia, New York and Gregory Odom of Covington, Georgia; his godson, Christian Riley of Montezuma, Georgia; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Rosetta O. Harmon of Cordele, Georgia, Mr. Willie James Odom, Mrs. Annie Ree (Jimmie) Harris, Mr. Marvin Johnson of Montezuma, Georgia and Mr. John Willie Howard of Rochester, New York; sisters-in-law: Mrs. Margaret Odom of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Mrs. Sarah Felton of Athens, Georgia; special friend, Jackie Davis; a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to his caregivers: Curtis Haugabook, Bessie English and Mother Iris Ridley and family.