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Odies Parham, Jr. Obituary


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“I love you uncle Odies, you will be missed .... say hello to everyone in heaven. ”
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Odies Parham, Jr. was born in July 18, 1938 to the late Cora Wilson Hart and Odies Parham, Sr. Odies, Jr. was educated in the Union, New Jersey Public Schools and was graduated from Union High School in the class of 1959. Odies was employed by the Reheis Chemical Corporation of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey until the time of his retirement. He was a vital member of the Macedonia Christian Church. As a young child he attended Sunday School faithfully. He later made a profession of faith and was baptized at the church. As he matured, he took his Christian faith seriously. As an active member of the Senior Usher Board Odies served in the church and represented Macedonia at Usher Anniversary Services at other churches. He demonstrated a thirst for knowledge of the Holy Scriptures in the Men’s Bible Class every Sunday morning. Moreover, his conversations showed that he was an active Christian witness in his place of employment. Although he was quiet, one could tell that he was a deep thinker. Odies made a special contribution to his church as a conscientious member of the Board of Trustees. He was always available to receive the offering at church worship services whenever his health permitted. He was also a member of the Vauxhall Choral Group. In his spare time, Odies loved to listen to jazz and spread his fondness throughout the family. He also had a passion for Black History and shared his knowledge at Black History programs at church and community functions. He also traveled extensively. Odies leaves to cherish his memories, his former wife, Brenda Parham; two sons, Odies Parham, III of East Orange, New Jersey and Kenneth C. Parham of New York City; one sister, Rose Charles of Plainfield, New Jersey; a grandson, Rahsean Hoose, Sr.; two granddaughters, Anita J. Parham and Tia S. Bonds Parham; one great-grandson, Rahsean Hoose, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Odies Parham, Jr. You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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