On March 23, 2021, God called Odessa Thompson to join in his heavenly garden. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Hillside Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Odessa was born March 7, 1933 in Purcell, Oklahoma to Jordan and Esimay (Gatewood) Luper. She was raised in Purcell, attending Booker T Washington schools, where she enjoyed playing basketball. In 1953, Odessa married Monroe Green, and then in 1981, she married Stanley Thompson. Odessa enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading the newspaper, caring for her dogs, visiting with folks, and speaking her mind. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she focused on keeping in line. Odessa was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Santa Fe First Baptist Church.
Odessa is preceded in heaven by her parents, Jordan and Esimay Luper; her first husband, Monroe Green; her second husband, Stanley Thompson; her son, Monroe “Monk” Green III; her grandchild, Ronald Gene Luper; and her grandma, Odessa (Cravens) Turner.
Odessa leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Veronica Luper; her sons, Ronald Luper, Gerald Green, Stephen Green and wife, Betty, Jimmy Don Green and wife, Malinda, Robert Green; her grandchildren, Eric Bullock, Rhonda Luper, Jason Luper, Stephanie Green, Monica Green, Corey Brown, Michelle Brown, Robert Green Jr., Justin Green, Theda Engert, Matt Achemire, John Achemire; her 21 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and numerous other relatives and friends.