Jeanette Carolyn ODame

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A celebration of a life well-lived and a legacy deeply cherished, we announce the passing of Jeanette Carolyn O’Dame, born on August 26, 1958, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. A shining beacon of light, Jeanette’s journey on earth came to a peaceful close on April 3, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by the love of her family.

Growing up in Louisiana, Jeanette always had a passion for education that led her to become a dedicated educator in child development. Her impact extended beyond the classroom as she advocated for her community in Columbus, where she resided and worked at Franklin County Child Development Center. Her influence reached far and wide, touching the lives of countless children and families.

Jeanette’s commitment to her faith was unwavering, and she found solace in her role as the assistant pastor at New Hope Community Church, where she served as a lead servant over the youth choir, inspiring young hearts with her love and dedication.

She leaves behind a legacy of love and a family who will forever carry her memory in their hearts. Jeanette is survived by her sons, Keith McLemore Jr. and Myran McLemore; her daughter, Lila O’Dame; her sisters, Doris Tumblin, Louise Stacy and Jeanie (John) Davis, Lilly (Howard) James, Elaine Jones; brothers, Louis (Wendy) Tumblin Jr., Larry Scott, Robert (Shirley) Scott; grandchildren, Destiny McLemore, Keith McLemore III, Karissa McLemore, and Myra McLemore, great grandchildren, Ava McLemore and Jakari McLemore; goddaughter Veronica West and a host of nieces, nephews,cousins and friends who will always cherish her memory.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Lewis; father, James Scott Sr.; granddaughter, Kaijah McLemore; nephews, Quardrell Thomas and Bralyn Tucker.

Visitation 10:00 am. and Funeral 11:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave, where we will honor and remember the beautiful life of Jeanette Carolyn O’Dame. Interment at Union Cemetery

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  1. Mona Tumblin Newton

    Aunt Jeanette I can’t believe your gone my heart hurts so much but I think about how much you love the lord so instead of crying I just rejoice and thank God for giving me my Auntie/ sister until we see each other again give Gran’mo, Kaijah, Quardrell, Bra’lyn, a Big huge hug your wings were ready but my heart was not rest peacefully love ya

  2. I’m so sorry for the loss of Ms. Jeanette. She was a great person and I know she loved her kids and grandkids very much and was proud of all of them. She will be missed by myself and I’m sure by everyone who was lucky enough to know her and your family. May you find peace with through our Lord during this difficult time and praise God that he has another Angel who has entered into heaven. God bless you all.

  3. Stanley Jackson Sr.

    Ms. Jeanette O’Dame ~ Amazing women of God! She was a member of the Little Disciples Learning Center Board of Directors since 2007. She assisted with many opportunities in advancing our program to the 5 Star rating we currently have. Her gentle spirit and ability to be available when needed was her strength. She will be missed greatly. We pray that God peace be with the family and friends during this time and we will rejoice as Jeanette would have instructed us to do. God bless you all.

  4. Thinking of you at this difficult time I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and all those who know JEANETTE ODAME

  5. May all the blessings of God continue to rest upon you , we will miss you. RIP.
    My Condolences to the rest of the Family, and Friends.

  6. You were so amazing even though we never met in person. Rest peacefully in the Lord.

  7. My condolences to Pastor Odame’s family, friends and everyone who loved her. I appreciate the kindness and love she always displayed to my granddaughters

  8. Ms Jeanette, I never got the pleasure of meeting her in person. my Daughter Mary Dempsey Introduced us although I live in Michigan, the Lord put her in my life after I was diagnosed with Breast cancer in 2022. she an I would have phone conversation she would pray for me and with me. it was a real Blessing to have known Jeanette even on the days she wasn’t feeling her best she would still pray and give encouraging words. a true Angel her assignment on earth is over she is now with the Lord Amen!

  9. There are no words that can express how I feel!! You will be missed!!

  10. Christina akrofi

    May his soul rest in peace. Sending my deepest condolence to the family of the deceased.

  11. Brian Fiifi yankson

    With teardrops running down my face, I bid you farewell Jeanette Odame rest well mum

  12. Christina akrofi

    May the good Lord find her rest in his bosom till we meet again Jeanette you have really fought a good fight you will forever remain in our heart

  13. Millicent Odame.

    I never have the chance to met you. But we spoke on and texted. and emailed each other. This is very painful exit but God knows the best. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. My condolences to your family .

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