Odessa Vasser

WEST HELENA — Mrs. Odessa Vasser, 77, of West Helena, Ark. passed away on February 18, 2013 at Crest Park Nursing Home in Marianna, Ark. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Morning Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Phillips County Road 356, Highway 44 South of Helena, Ark. where Elder Robert Davis is pastor. Pastor Cecil Coleman is officiating and Pastor Cedric Coleman will bring the eulogy. Early viewing is available from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Morning Grove Church Cemetery. Funeral services are by Eternal Light Funeral Services of Marianna, Ark.

Sister Vasser was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elder Willie B. Vasser, Sr., former pastor of Morning Grove MB Church and St. John MB Church in Holly Grove, Ark.; their only son, Willie B. Vasser, Jr. and a grandson, Anthony Vasser.

She is survived by one daughter; Gloria Jean (James) Vasser Pickett of Pine Bluff, Ark; gransons; Darrell L. Pickett, Little Rock Ark.; Brian L. Pickett, N. Little Rock, Ark.; Sisters; Louise C. Hicks, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Charlene C. Hamilton, Marianna, Ark.; Brothers; Wavie T. Coleman, New York, N.Y.; Frankie Lee Coleman, Marianna, Ark; 11 grand-children; six great-grand children and a host of relatives.