Bernard Junior Odom, son of Audrey Edwards Odom and the late Leroy Bernard 'LB' Odom, began his journey through life on Sunday, March 20, 1949 in Jackson (Northampton County), North Carolina.
Bernard was educated in the Northampton County Public School System; graduating from Gumberry High School, class of 1968. He was inducted in the United States Navy, serving his country from 1968 to 1972. After servitude to his country, Bernard was honorably discharged. He matriculated at Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles, California, where he obtained a Associates Degree in Chemistry. He later retired from Shell Oil Company, as a Chemist.
"The clock of life is wound but once, And no one has the power, To tell just where the hands will stop, At late or early hour. To lose ones wealth is sad indeed, To lose one*s health is more, To lose one's soul is such a loss, As no one can restore. The present only is our own, Live, love, toil with a will, Place no faith in tomorrow, For the clock may then be still." On Tuesday March 23, 2021, our dear loved one peacefully transition from time into eternity; while in the care of Signature Health Care of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He now rest safely in the arms of our Heavenly Father, alongside his father and other family members who have gone on before him.
We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and the day before that too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping and we have you in our hearts: his mother, Audrey Odom; one son, Brian Clements; his siblings, Audrey Odom Furrell (MBA), Constance Odom Turner (MBA) and Gregory Odom; uncle, Andrew Manley; aunt, Melinda Jefferson; two nieces, Ashley and Tiffany Furrell; two nephews, Angelo Odom and Clifton Turner; two great-nieces, Maya and Zoe Furrell-Good; a special cousin, Delois Odom Purnell (Sam); devoted caregiver, Kayira Bailey; a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
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