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Amelia “Amy” Dawn Pinkston Odom

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Amy passed away on May 30, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at 47 years of age. Amy served as the Mobile Arc Development Director in Mobile, AL.

A resident of Baton Rouge, LA, and a native of Ruston, LA, Amy is survived by her husband of 25 years, Lt. Col. Ret. Paul Darren Odom; and her parents: Edwin and Dawn Pinkston.

She is also survived by Brother: Wynn and Lori Pinkston. Nieces: Georgia, Caroline, and Annabelle. Brother: Joshua and Kayla Pinkston. Nieces: Vera and EttaLouise; Nephew: Alistair; and Special Labrador Gus as well as many dear cousins, including Francine Russell, Scott and Lisa Russell.

Paul’s parents: Floyd and Linda Odom. Brother: Barry and Amy Odom, nieces Rachel and Austin Towles, Holly and Taylor Cappe, Christi and Joey, Adeline and Amelia Plaisance, Danielle Hitchcock; nephew Nathan Hitchcock and Ashley Mackay, and also Honorary Colleagues, Dear Friends and Families in the United States Air Force from all over the United States.

Amy was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents: the Rev. Shirley and Louise Briggs, and Jesse Orville and Georgia Payne Pinkston.

With Paul’s career in the United States Air Force, Paul and Amy’s travels took them to bases and cities including: Great Falls, MT; Vandenberg AFB, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Cape Canaveral, FL; and Mobile/Montgomery, AL.

Amy’s varied work career covered interior design and advertising, and she found her true calling working for nonprofit organizations such as United Way and her current position as Development Director for Mobile Arc, Mobile, AL.

Visitation will be held from 10 -11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at First Baptist Church, 529 Convention St., Baton Rouge, LA. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, and will be conducted by the Rev.OrenConner,pastor, First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA.

Amy received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. She was a member of Public Relations Society of America.

Amy loved Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and special Kappa Sisters since LSU days. Amy also loved LSU Sports and she and Paul enjoyed LSU Gymnastics. Amy’s favorite event at Mobile Arc was Marc-Art, a festive exhibition of inspiring artwork by Mobile Arc artists; encouraging people with disabilities to express themselves through art.

The Family deeply appreciates the loving care shown to Amy by Dr. Derrick Spell, NP Ghenet Ghebretatios, Nurses and Staff at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, OLOL. Also appreciated is the guidance, friendship, and loving care down by doctors John Lyons III, Louis Barfield, Emily Cassidy, Bevan Myles, Ranada Johnson; Oncology and ICU Nurses and all Staff, OLOL. Our hearts are full of love and gratitude to Tammie Kubelka for her assistance these three years.

Donations in Amy’s memory may be made to Mobile Arc, 2424 Gordon Smith Dr., Mobile, AL 36617; the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, 10600 S. Choctaw Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815 and the First Baptist Church Homeless Ministry, 529 Convention St., Baton Rouge, LA, 70802.