Vinson nee Odom, Eartha Lee

Visitation:
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Visitation Location:
Union Baptist Church, 17200 Church Road, Wildwood, MO 63005

Service:
Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Union Baptist Church, 17200 Church Road, Wildwood, MO 63005

Interment:
Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Wildwood, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Union Baptist Church, Wildwood, MO



Obituary
OBITUARY

Eartha Lee Vinson of Union, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on December 15, 2017, having reached the age of eighty-nine years, one month and twenty-seven days. Eartha was born in Federal Point, FL, on October 18, 1928, daughter of James Odom and Estell Odom nee Tyler. On March 12, 1955, she was united in marriage to Shelvin Napoleon Vinson, known to all as Brother, and they were blessed to have fifty-eight years together.

Eartha is survived by one step-daughter, Louise Casey of Detroit, MI; by one step-grandson, Derek Casey of Detroit; by one sister-in-law, Leatha Vinson Knight of Kentwood, MI; by many nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Eartha was preceded in death by her parents, James and Estell Odom; by her beloved husband, Shelvin Vinson, and by one brother, James Odom.

Eartha was a devoted Christian and an ordained Minister in the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Wildwood, MO, and in past years, had been a very active member. She had made preaching the Word of the Lord her career in life and she never tired of her job. Caring for her home was something she did with great pride. She enjoyed gardening and preserving the produce she raised. Nothing made her happier than having her family come and stay with her in the country.

A kind and loving step-mother, step-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Union Baptist Church in Wildwood, MO, with the Rev. Harvey Fields officiating. Interment was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Wildwood, MO. Memorials may be made to the church. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.