Odessa Banks Hughes, born July 18, 1952, departed her life on December 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, Marquis Hughes, father, Odean Banks, Sr., mother, Louisa Banks, brother, Odean Banks, Jr., and sister, Annie Ree Banks.
Odessa was born in Manhattan, NY and moved to Mobile, AL in 1960. She was the third born of six siblings. She was employed at Premier Medical as a CNA/Scrub Tech. She later retired from Just In Fashion. Odessa was an active member of Life Line Community Church. She was the Daughter Ruler of the Gulf City Temple and Daughter at the Shell Bayou Temple.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: five children, Sherelina Banks Hughes, Shelia Hughes, Clarence Hughes III, Jacobie (Crystal) Hughes, and Kendra Hughes; ten grandchildren; Paneicia Banks, Tori Banks, Timberly Banks, Caelyn Hughes, Skye Hughes, Tania Marion, Demetrius Toney, Jayla Hughes, Aniya Pierce, Jacobie Hughes, Jr.; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rebecca Culpepper, Louise Banks Johnson, and Lula Chandler; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless sorrowful friends.
GOD SAW YOU
God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, “Come to me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.