Published: February 21, 2013
Odessa Vasser, 77, of West Helena, Ark. passed away on Feb. 18, 2013 at Crest Park Nursing Home in Marianna, Ark. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Morning Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Phillips County Road 356, Hwy. 44 South of Helena, Ark. where Elder Robert Davis is pastor. Pastor Cecil Coleman if officiating and Pastor Cedric Coleman will bring the Eulogy. Early viewing is available from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Morning Grove Church Cemetery by Eternal Light Funeral Service 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; granden, Darrell L. PIckett, Little Rock, Bryan L. Pickett, North Little Rock; sister, Louise C. Hicks, Pine Bluff, Ark., Charlene C. Hamilton, Marianna, Ark., brothers, Wavie T. Coleman, New York, N.Y., Frankke Lee Coleman, Marianna, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives.