Thelma Mae Levan Odell

Posted at 7:03 PM on Feb 7, 2019


Thelma Mae Levan Odell, 85, of Statesville, N.C., earned her heavenly wings on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Odell was born in Iredell County on February 24, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Arthur Gilbert Levan and Sarah Gladys Adams. She was a graduate of Hiddenite High School.

Mrs. Odell was a member of Command Baptist Church and she was retired from Troutman Ind.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Odell was preceded in death by seven brothers, Thomas Gale, Arthur Lee, Kenneth Eugene, James Howard, William Nelson, Cecil Gray and James Bobby Levan, along with two sisters, Jennie Louise Levan and Nina Juanita Levan Walker.

Left to cherish her memory are a special niece and caregiver, Robin Dobson of Statesville, two sisters-in-saw, Minnie Lee Levan and Frances Levan, and one brother, Franklin Douglas Levan (Mary), all of Hiddenite. A host of special nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services honoring the life of Thelma Odell will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Command Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will speak with friends from 2 to  2:45 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Thelma Odell.

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