Kay Taylor Odum, age 83, passed away June 5, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Lawrenceville, GA.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lynda Odum of Athens, GA; her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Blake McGee of Lawrenceville, GA; her brother, Wilbur Taylor of Suwanee, Ga; her sister June Taylor Spooner of Auburn, AL; her grandchildren, Kelly McGee Nevins of Tucker, GA; Alex Odum of Atlanta, GA, Captain Kristy McGee Leachman of Spokane, WA and Zack Odum of Athens, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Pauline Taylor of Waycross, Ga., her husband, Robert F. Odum and her brother Harold Taylor of Arlington, VA.
Kay was born on April 2, 1936 in Waycross, GA, graduated from Waycross High School and attended University of Georgia where she majored in Mathematics and became a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
She married her soul mate, Robert Odum in 1958 and the couple moved to Atlanta, GA in 1960 when her husband accepted a new position with Citizens and Southern Bank, where he worked for more than 35 years. She was active in the Mountain Shadow Civic Club and wrote for the Smoke Signal Newspaper in the Smoke Rise Community when she and her family lived in Stone Mountain. She was also active in the Alpha Alumni group of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for many years.
Her passions in life were all centered on her husband of 59 years, her children, her pet Yorkie “Precious” and her beloved grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a sweet, cheerful, loving, giving and thoughtful person who always had a smile on her face and an encouraging word for everyone she came in contact with. Everyone she met instantly loved her. She had a great sense of humor that brought much laughter and happiness to her family and friends.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday June 9th, from 11am – 1pm at Byrd and Flannigan Funeral Home in Lawrenceville (288 Hurricane Shoals Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046), followed by a memorial service at the same location. Following the service and memorial, she will be laid to rest along with her husband at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth, GA (1832 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096).
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