Odelia Johnson was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great
grandmother, and friend. She loved the Lord. She was born on September 7th,
1935 to the late George Lipsey and Mary Jane Lipsey in Houston Mississippi.
Odelia Johnson retired from Bethlehem Steel after 25 years of service.
After retirement, she started the Circle of Prayer Ministry. She continued
this ministry until her health started to deteriorate. She was an active
member of the Carter Memorial Missionary Board. She served at Carter
Memorial in countless ways and was honoured in 2019 as Woman of the Year.
leaves to cherish her memories her husband Steven Johnson, Four sons Hulian
(Mary) Terrell Jr., Kenneth (Paulette) Terrell, Henry (Alesia) Terrell, and
Christian (Darlene) Terrell. Two Daughters Barbara Brooks and Christina
(Leon) Board. One Stepson Oscar (Rebecca) Johnson. Her two brothers Frank
and Andrew Lipsey, Her three Sisters Mary Lipsey, Linda Chavez and Brenda
Lipsey. 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several
great-great-grandchildren. Odelia was preceded in death by her Son James
Allen Terrell. Her Brothers Willie, George, Thomas, James, Joel, and Charles
Lipsey. Her two Sisters Detra Carol Smith and Hattie Pearl Head. Her
Grand-daughter Pamela Brooks and Shamethia Brady. Great-grandson Nathaniel
Visitation Monday January 13, 2020 at 12 to 8 pm. Family Hour 7 to 8 pm. At
Smith & Bizzell Warner Funeral Home, 4209 Grant Street, Gary, Indiana.
Funeral January 14, 2020, at Carter Memorial C.M.E., 635 W. 49th
Ave, Gary Indiana 10 ~ 11 am Visitation Funeral 11 am.