Velma E. Odom, 85, of Bridge City, Texas, received her wings Sunday, August 13, 2017, joining her family in heaven. Velma was born on July 24, 1932, on a houseboat in the Cove with her twin sister Thelma. She was a kind, loving person, wonderful wife, sister and aunt always thinking of others before herself. She enjoyed her many vacations with her husband. Velma was involved in her church and loved her church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Minnie Elmore; loving husband, Joe Odom; siblings, C.W. Elmore and Thelma Brown; and nephews, James Brown and Revel Brown, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory include Robert Brown, Sr. and wife Billie, of Vidor, Jennifer O’Keefe and husband Billy, of Fannett, Darla Davis and husband Waylon, of DeRidder, Monica Suarez and husband Josh, of Carlyss, Revel Brown III and wife Lily, of Lake Charles, Robert Brown, Jr. and wife Vicki, of Houston, James Brown, Jr. and wife Kourtney, of Angleton, 6 great-nieces, and 5 great-nephews. Many thanks go out to all the staff at Golden Years and Heart of Texas Hospice. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

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