Tupelo- Jennifer Lanne Bates Odom, 54, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at NMMC after a short, sudden battle with cancer. She was born on October 14, 1962 in Tupelo, MS to William Erskine Bates, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Evans Bates. She Graduated from Tupelo High School, and later Itawamba Junior College with an associates degree in computer science. She was a beloved and devoted daughter, sister, mother, and Grandmother. Her favorite past times were spending time with friends, boating, camping, traveling, and being a fun and awesome “Mimi” to her grandson.
A memorial service celebrating Jennifer’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Andy Black officiating. Private Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to service time Wednesday only. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be assisting the family. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Ann (Evans) Bates of Tupelo. She is survived by two children, Staci Carter (Nick) and Michael Fowler, grandson Peyton, father William E. Bates Sr. of Tupelo, siblings Julie Seay (Robert) of Collierville TN, Bill Bates (Cindy) of Saltillo, Greg Bates of Oxford, Lisa Broussard (John) of Atlanta, GA, Steve Bates (Shelly) of Saltillo, and many loving nieces and nephews.
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Submitted by Lowanda Lee on Apr 20 2017 05:59:17 PM
Loving nice person, will be missed, prayers to all family & friends.
Submitted by marty smitb on Apr 19 2017 10:26:32 PM
It pains God to see what we deal with; lives that are full of pain and suffering, and ends too quickly. He originally intended for mankind to live forever on earth. (Genesis 1:31;2:15-17) And he still wants that for us. His son Jesus, restored people to life on earth, and he will soon perform that same miracle for millions who are asleep in death. (Acts 24:15) May your family find comfort in that hope.
Submitted by Val Jordan on Apr 19 2017 01:13:17 PM
So sorry for you loss.Jennifer will be missed. Prayers for friends and family
Submitted by Anne Prather Boone on Apr 19 2017 11:27:33 AM
I am saying goodbye to my very bestfriend. I will always love and miss her and will never forget all the fun times we had just sitting around laughing and talking. I have loved every minute of the 25 yrs we have known each other.
Fly Fly High my Beautiful Jenn
Submitted by Tamara Prestage on Apr 18 2017 10:51:21 PM
Mark talked about Jennifer often; my deepest sympathies to all her family and friends.
Submitted by Margie Hudson on Apr 18 2017 06:47:36 PM
So sorry , prayers for the family . I was a classmate of Jennifer's at THS. She was always so upbeat and had a smile for everyone.
Submitted by Tara Shoop on Apr 18 2017 01:55:50 PM
Sue lit a candle for Jennifer Odom
Sue lit a candle on Apr 18 2017 12:50:01 PM
So sorry for loss! Prayers for all of you
Submitted by Sue hawkins on Apr 18 2017 12:48:26 PM
I remember Jennifer when Judy & I became friends at Milan. She was always pestering us as little sisters always do. She had a wonderful laugh. Praying for the family!
Submitted by Judy Wade Knott on Apr 18 2017 11:50:44 AM
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