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.”
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