Odessa Lee Dillon, 68, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home.
She was born in Columbus on May 1, 1949, to the late Cherie Taylor Gilmore. Odessa married Lawrence I. Dillon Jr. on Sept. 1, 1968, in Columbus and he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2011. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Ralph, Homer, Clayton, Donald and James Dillon.
Odessa worked for Super 8 Bellefontaine for the last 10 years. She loved her family and all of her friends and co-workers. Odessa loved KFC, doing her fill-in puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never closed the door to someone in need. Odessa had an open heart and home to countless friends and family.
Odessa is survived by her daughter, Felisha (Clint) May and sons, Lawrence (Tamara) Dillon III and David Dillon, all of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Christina, Bridget and Shelbi Dillon, Layla and Zavier May and Christopher O’Brien; great-grandchildren, Heaven Shields and Isaiah Neighoff; an aunt, Mary Huffman of Columbus; sister, Cherie Gilmore of Columbus; brothers, Mike (Gwen) Hand, George Hand, Daniel (Tammy) Gilmore, David Gilmore, Ralph Gilmore, William (Carol) Gilmore and Adam Gilmore, all of Columbus; several sisters- and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.