Ms. Odessa Troy 74, of Lumberton passed away peacefully on Friday
Mrs. Odessa C. Troy was born on December 13, 1947 in Lumberton, NC to the late Judson and Aggie Carmicheal. She transitioned from labor to reward on April 1, 2022 at Harbor View Rest Home after completing her 74 year journey.
Odessa attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated in 1965. On July 3rd, 1966 Odessa married the love of her life Mr. James (Jimmy) Troy to this union two children were born. Later, she began working as a cook at Carolina Manor and Southeastern Regional Medical Center for 26 years. She discovered her love for cooking during this time and was well known for her famous pound cakes and banana pudding. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending endless time with all of her babies. Odessa was an amazing mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved and cherished all of her children and grandchildren, but her great-grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. Odessa was a woman who never held her tongue and told you how it was and what it was going to be. Though a sharp tongue, she was an all around great person that never met a stranger.
Odessa is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Jimmy Troy, eight sisters and Five brothers.
Odessa leaves to cherish her found memories: her children, Ravin Singletary of Lumberton, NC and Deveau Troy of Bladenboro, NC; one brother, Judson Carmicheal Jr. (Debra) of Lumberton, NC; one sister, Betty McDougal of Philadelphia, PA; six grandchildren, Tamika (Lynn) Mcdonald of Orrum, NC, Stephanie Faulkner (Annie) of Lumberton, NC, Dakea Barnes (Jimmy) of Pembroke, NC, Katrina Freeman of the home and Dezveau Troy of Bladenboro, NC, DayQuan Kirksey of Belleville, NC; one special granddaughter, Ariyanna Pratt of Lumberton, NC; eight great-grandchildren, Zykia, Marquel, Ja’Nasia, Raegan, A’Zarrion, Jacob, Angel, and Ka’Lonii; a host of brothers in-laws and sister in-laws, And a special Son In-Law Tyrone Singletary and nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members that she loved dearly. Odessa will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to meet her.