Odessa Owen was born on January 6, 1938 in Grand Junction, TN, to Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Ella Jenkins. She spent her early childhood years attending Bemis Elementary School then she graduated from Merry High School in Jackson, TN before moving to Paterson, NJ as an adult. Odessa was preceded in death by her husband, James Owen, her son Ronnie Jenkins, siblings, Ellie Johnson, Callie Clark, Ivory Jenkins, Iree Jenkins. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Paula Cooper (Atlanta, GA), her granddaughter Tashema Atkinson and great-grandchildren, Theo and Nia Atkinson, (Atlanta, GA) her grandson Kairon Raheem Jenkins (New York, NY) her great-grandsons Masai and Mason Jenkins (New York, NY) her sister Ms. Bernice Gales (Jackson, TN) and a host of nieces and nephews and relatives, friends and loved ones in Atlanta, GA, New York City, Detroit, MI, Jackson, TN, St. Louis, MO, Boston, MA, Oklahoma City, OK, and Paterson, NJ. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home.
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