Krystal Odom


Krystal L. Odom, age 51. Sunrise May 25, 1965 and Sunset February 21, 2017. God in His infinite wisdom dispatched an angel to carry home one of His children, Krystal Lynette (Barwick) Odom. Krystal was employed with Franklin County Children Services for over 26 years. Krystal is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Sadie Barwick; brother, Daniel Barwick Jr; and sister, Melissa Woody. Left to cherish her memory, husband, Owens Odom Jr; sons, Owens III and Nicholas Odom; daughters, Sadie Odom and Keyonna (Billy) Dotson; mother-in-law, Fannie Odom; sisters, Jacqueline Stewart and Mary Ellen Armstrong; brothers, Terah and Bruce (Ellen) Stewart. Visitation 10:00am Funeral 12:00 noon Thursday March 2, 2017 at Rhema Christian Center, 2100 Agler Road. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Krystal was not big in stature but her smile, personality, and heart was bigger than any person could fill. She always spoke honestly and with love. She was my girl; I’m glad she will now be looking down on us from heaven.

  2. My condolences to the family. May the Lord be with you and strengthen you during this time. I will miss her deeply. I will miss her smile, laugh and positive outlook on life. I will miss her laughing at my singing when trying to sing with her! She encouraged me and prayed with me when I was down. She was my friend. I will miss her. Love you Krystal rest in peace my sister.

  3. Dear Odom Family,
    Krystal was a wonderful person who brought so much joy to the workplace. She would do anything she could to help others. She will be sorely missed. May your fond memories of her bring your comfort.

  4. I know that Krystal received her angel wings. She did God’s work everyday as she helped the lowly. She is an inspiration, I see her in my minds eye everyday, everywhere. She sits at the table with the All-Knowing and can touch lives even more now. Love you forever Krystal. See you soon my friend.

  5. There is no replacement for you Krystal, the way you treat others is the way that half of us wish that we could treat one another half the time. I will never forget how bad I was feeling, when you and Ms. Elaine happened by my desk, the encouragement and support you offered was just you being you and lifted my spirits. When I think of you, I will remember you as an “Angel” that touched my life. I will truly miss your smile and the kind words you spoke “all” of the time. Thank you for allowing me to get to know you, thank you for all the love, support and encouragement you gave me, love always, Scheriee.

  6. To the family of Krystal Odom, I offer my sincere prayers and condolences during this time of bereavement. She will truly be missed. Krystal was such a fun and loving person with a true servants heart. I frequently refer to her as “The Hidden Treasure.”

    Be Blessed!
    Carol Johnson

  7. I have had the pleasure working with Krystal for a number of years here at FCCS, and will miss her. Krystal was a wonderful person, talented, and loving, and I know that you and your family have suffered a great loss. Our agency at FCCS has as well, as she was good with our families and clients that we serve.

    I will always remember Krystal and feel very fortunate to have known her.

    God Bless,

  8. Krystal

    The angels looked down from heaven one night
    They searched for miles afar,
    And deep within the distance
    They could see a shining star.

    They knew that very instant
    That the star was theirs to gain,
    So they took you up to heaven
    Forever to remain.

    Look down on us from heaven
    Keep us free from hurt and pain,
    You’ll always be within my heart
    Until we meet again.

  9. I met Krystal 26 years ago when she started her career at Franklin County Children Services. Krystal was a caring and hard working person. However, for me, as my husband has grown more ill, Krystal always asked about him, always offered her help with him and always asked how I was doing. Her steadfast desire to help others was always present in her spirit. No matter how much or little, Krystal was always ready and willing to assist. When I last saw her Friday evening as she was leaving the building, she asked why I had missed the food and she had put a plate back for me. She said she and I would have to get together to do something special. I told her to just let me know when. I had no idea she would leave to go to the special place before me. Krystal was special and she is/will be missed by many.

  10. My prayers for you and your family extend beyond today but for a lifetime. That GOD will comfort you all. Cherish the good times and memories. Krystal was a very loving and caring person who spoke straight from the heart. Krystal was always willing to lend a helping hand and loved to feed her friends and those she cared for. Ms. Krystal will truly be missed.

    God bless.

  11. I miss you…your smile…your laughter…your loving spirit. Rest now. Your work is well done. Your life was well lived..and your love was all consuming and comforting. RIP. XOXO

  12. Beautiful photo of Krystal. She will always be remember by those that were blessed by her presence. You family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grieving. Krystal was a kind hearted individual who was selfless in assisting her co-workers and others in the community. She welcomes me with open arms and reminded me of an aunt…she treated me as her own and I am forever blessed.

    Love-Halli Andrews

  14. May your wonderful memories comfort you in your loss. I was so sorry to learn of Krystal’s passing, having worked with her at FCCS.

  15. May God bless and watch the Krystal Odom family. I know my cousin will be truly missed. That beautiful voice is singing with the angels. You will be missed oh so much. The voice just keep singing. I love you lady.

  16. Gwendolyn. Elaine Russell

    June” Rememberance of you and yours in thiis time of sorrow”may Jehovah be with you, Continued love always; Gwen, Darla, Tami and Dale

  17. To the beloved family of Mrs. Krystal, I would like to extend my deepest condolences and pray that GOD wraps you within his arms and comfort your heart.
    Sincerely Monice Morgan

  18. To the Owens family Krystal will be deeply missed. I pray that you receive the peace that surpasses all understanding. May you feel Gods comfort during this time.

    God Bless You

    • Earnest Phillips and family

      Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning family let not your heart be troubled for we know that God is in control may god give you comfort and peace during this difficult time also know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and my god bless you all keep you strong

  19. JACKIE so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister , please extend my condolences to the rest of your families . I will keep you all in my prayers . John 5:28,29

  20. Family we are praying for you and family too, continued healing and abiding love in this dark day hovering over the household. Love The Odom family Texas Louisiana connection.

  21. Deloris Marshall

    Krystal was a high school friend, we shared the same birthday and she was a sister in Christ. We just reconnected last year at our church Rhema Christian Center and she will be truly missed. Until we meet again my sister before the Father in heaven.

  22. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Krystal was a wonderful woman and always made me laugh here at FCCS. She will truly be missed.

  23. To the family of Krystal Odom

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. Krystal was a beautiful person inside and out. She will truly be missed. I pray that God will comfort and give you peace during this difficult period. Know that He is ever near, lean on Him, and He will carry you through.

  24. Neshuaun Coleman

    Krystal was a very beautiful person that let the world know how much she loved her family. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  25. Dear Owens Family,
    Krystal was such a Jewel. She was such a welcoming person and knew how to make you feel right at home when talking with her. She will be missed. May God comfort you in this great time of loss.
    Robin Walls & Family

  26. You always keep me on my toes. My fond memories of you has been working together during Black History Month for many years. Once you told me, while we were working on a project, ” your one of us”.You had incredible ideas. One of the best two, I can remember was when school children came to 525 to sing to the staff and the last one was, when a full pledge Gospel chores came to intake and blow off the roof.
    You, young lady in so many ways, got me interested in Black history and culture. I hold you dear to my heart. My respect, my love and my memories of you and our work shall embrass me forever until we meet again.

    May enteral light shine upon you.

    Ignacio Delgado Jr.

  27. Stay Strong O.

  28. Rhonda Major Mack

    I’m in shock! Krystal and I and my best friend all worked out together along with Jackie some time ago. My heart truly goes out to Jackie & the entire family. Please know you all are in my prayers. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God bless you all.

  29. Tonya M. Nelson-Walker

    My deepest condolences to the family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Krystal will deeply be missed.

  30. Cynthia McCoy/Gray's Creek

    Sorry for the loss of your aunt Mia. Praying God’s strength for you and the family.

  31. Sorry 4 ur loss crystal and I went to central high school together she was a very sweet and kind person will b praying for your family for strength

  32. Such a sweet spirit, always so pleasant and kind. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. Praying for her family and those who worked with her. She was a gem!

  33. Lois and Dale McCampbell and grandson Darien

    Dear Odom Family,

    Your loss is shared by our family also. I will miss our conversations about our young men, Owen, III and my grandson Darien. May God give you the strength to continue on in her memory. You will always be in our prayers,

    Lois and Dale McCampbell and grandson Darien

  34. Dear Odom family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Krystal. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.



  36. LaShawnia Belton

    Krystal will truly be missed. Krystal helped me through some very hard time. She always had a word of encouragement and made sure I knew that she loved and cared for me and my family. I want to let her family know that I am sorry for their loss and that Krystal has her wings and she is watching down on all of us. I Love and Miss you Krystal!!!!

  37. Edward& Dianna Poindexter

    His compassion never fails, His mercies are new every morning.Great is His Faithfulness! Lam3:21-24 May you all find Peace,Comfort and Strength during this very difficult time of loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    With Our Love& Sympathy,
    Pastors Eddie& Dianna Poindexter

  38. Family, I would like to give my condolences, Krystal will be deeply missed. She was one of my biggest cheer leaders while I was attending nursing school. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Only God can heal the hurt you are experiencing; therefore look unto him for your help.

  39. I was introduced to krystal odom when children service had my kids…was very hurt to have a overseer watch me, as I visit my kids At the facility.

    Little did I know, she wasn’t just a overseer. She was the right Angel to tell me, what to do to get my kids out the system.

    Thanks to krystal odom, I have 5 years and counting of full custody over my kids.

    krystal odom Is gone, but not forgotten.

  40. The Beard Family

    Dear Odom Family. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you for the untimely loss of Krystal. During this difficult time, may you be comforted by the power of Gods peace, knowing that she was loved by many and is now resting in His hands.

  41. Prayers for the Odom family. We have lost an awesome person and God has gained a great angel. Krystal I didn’t know you long but the time I have spent with you and June was great. I will truly miss you. RIH Krystal

  42. Prayers for the Odom family. We have lost an awesome person and God has gained a great angel. Krystal I didn’t know you long but the time I have spent with you and June was great. I will truly miss you. RIH Krystal

  43. To: The Odom Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible.
    At John 11:25 Jesus said to her: ” I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life;
    May the hope and promises in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
    Please visit (Search comfort)

  44. Tank & Willetta Davis

    To the Odom Family.

    Sending our sincerest condolences to your family from ours. RIH Krystal. Fly high angel.

  45. Kelvin & Mia Armstrong-Barnes

    May the God of Comfort grant you peace…

  46. So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and a hard worker.
    I enjoyed working with her.
    May you always find your peace in Jesus and know He will see you
    through this hard time. Cherish and never forget your memories.
    May God bless you and be very near at this time.

  47. LaShawn Hartsfield

    May God continue to give the Odom Family comfort and strength. Owens I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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