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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
Prayers of comfort for this sweet family.She will be missed.
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I'll miss you so much. So glad you got to meet millie at Christmas and it was such a good visit. I love you. I know you're dancing in heaven with memaw tonight.
Submitted by Mary Elizabeth Trotter on Apr 17 2017 10:01:01 PM
Jennifer was my cousin. She has now joined both of our mothers.
Submitted by Penny Craig on Apr 17 2017 09:18:11 PM
My special friend; 40 years of great memories; you will be missed my special friend.
Submitted by Suzanne Carter Cooper on Apr 17 2017 08:52:28 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Jennifer was beautiful inside and out. She loved her family. She had a infectious smile and she loved life. Prayers and love to her family. Love you all
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