Janie "Pat" Patricia O'Dell

August 02, 1938 - October 18, 2022


Obituary For Janie "Pat" Patricia O'Dell

Pat O’Dell, 84, of Raleigh, NC unexpectedly passed away on October 18, 2022. She was born in Spartanburg, SC on August 2, 1938.

Pat graduated from Cowpens High School and then received her RN from Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. Her career spanned over 50 years as a pediatric nurse. She retired from White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC in 2006. Pat was much loved by her patients and respected by her co-workers and Pediatricians she worked for.

After dating for 3 years, Pat married Maury O’Dell on December 7, 1958. They would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year. Pat and Maury had a wonderful marriage full of love, travel, fun, and family. Her favorite trips were the ones they took to Hawaii. Pat and Maury enjoyed weekends at Atlantic Beach, NC for over 39 years. She and Maury have been members of Trinity Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC for 46 years.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Eunice Corbin of Spartanburg, SC.

Pat is survived by her husband Maury, and their two daughters, Jann (Gary) Williams of High Point, NC and Joy (John) Ward of Raleigh, NC as well as three granddaughters, Rachel Williams of Waco, TX, Kayla (Josh) Ward Steedly of Raleigh, NC and Sarah Ward of Roanoke, VA. Pat was looking forward to the arrival of Kayla’s first child, her first great grandchild, a boy, in November, 2022.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2:00pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Family and friends are welcome to gather for refreshments immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Pat to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org, and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children, donate.lovetotherescue.org.

Psalms 30:5 “...weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”


23 Oct

Memorial Service

02:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
23 Oct

Visitation Following the Service

02:45 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • 10/28/2023

    How fitting that Maury has joined you in your heavenly reward. You were a beautiful, loving couple. I so enjoyed getting to know you and your sparkling personality via our WPTF events. RIP for eternity with Maury, your love of so many years.

  • 07/17/2023

    My mother, Anne Mooneyham Hayes, and Pat were great friends as teens. Mother has Alzheimer's now, but was asking about her friend Pat. As I was searching for information, I found this obituary. I have heard many stories about the fun my mother and Pat used to have at Rainbow Lake. Mother was very sad to hear of Pat's passing.

  • 10/26/2022

    My deepest condolences on Pat's passing. An amazing life of giving working 50 years in Pediatrics. May God provide his healing hand on your family. Brian William

  • 10/21/2022

    Fondly remember meeting your mother and father in the A-frame beach house. Lovely parents, great family through and through. Prayers for comfort, strength, and peace. Greg and Barbara Taylor (and Emma)

  • 10/20/2022

    Aunt Pat was always such a beautiful lady. My love and prayers to Uncle Maurice and Jan and Joy. David Fowler

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