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1960 ODESSIA 2024


May 23, 1960 — January 19, 2024

Odessia Whitfield, a caring and dedicated individual who touched the lives of many as a caregiver and nurse, has passed away on January 19, 2024. She was born on May 23, 1960, in San Antonio and breathed her last in Dallas.

Throughout her life, Odessia exemplified strength and love. She was known for her unwavering commitment to helping others and for being a person of her word. If she said something, she did it, showcasing her integrity and reliability. Her selflessness extended beyond her profession, as she was always ready to stand up for others and lend a helping hand.

Odessia pursued a career as both a caretaker and nurse, providing essential support to those in need. Her dedication to improving the lives of others earned her immense respect within the community. She was admired for her genuine care and compassion, which brought solace to many facing challenging times.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Odessia had a range of hobbies and interests that brought joy into her life. She possessed a knack for knitting, creating beautiful pieces with every stitch. Cooking was another passion, and she took pleasure in preparing delicious meals for loved ones. Odessia's sophisticated demeanor reflected her graceful nature — she was truly a classy lady.

Among Odessia's proudest achievements were the deep relationships she fostered with family and friends. She treasured each connection dearly and will be fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Odessia leaves behind cherished memories that will forever remain engraved in their hearts.

She is survived by three loving children: Louis, Temika, and Shemeka. They were the light of their mother's life, bringing immense joy and fulfillment to every day they spent together.

Odessia was preceded in death by her parents John and Lovie Whitfield; two sisters; and three brothers. Their memories will continue to be cherished as a reminder of the love and bond they shared.

A prayer service to honor Odessia's life will take place on January 26, 2024, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas located at 4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224. The funeral service will follow on January 27, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Carver Heights Baptist Church, situated at 2510 East Ledbetter Drive, Dallas, TX 75216.

Odessia Whitfield will forever be remembered as a compassionate and devoted caretaker who selflessly served others in their times of need. Her legacy of love and kindness will live on through the memories shared by those whose lives she touched. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 26, 2024

8:30 - 9:30 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas

4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)


2510 East Ledbetter Drive, Dallas, TX 75241

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