×

Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home

4525 Bissonnet St, Bellaire, TX

OBITUARY

Odessa Bennett Shortridge

June 4, 1930September 29, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Odessa Bennett Shortridge, age 89 passed away on Sunday September 29, 2019. She was a native Louisianan and a resident of Houston, TX since 1965. She was employed at BraeBurn Country Club for 50 years.

Odessa was baptized at an early age and renewed her faith again by accepting God as her Lord and Savior. Odessa was a loving mother and grandmother, devoted sister, aunt and a caring friend to many. She filled our lives with joy and generosity and so much happiness.

We will miss her everyday, but her memory will always remain in our hearts. She loved cooking, watching the news and current events, reading fashion magazines and watching all types of sports, especially the Houston Texans and Rockets.

She is survived by two daughters, Roxy Benoit (Ronald), Cynthia S Scott, three grandchildren, Thalia Shortridge, Natalie Shortridge and Isaac Benoit, a daughter in law, Mahalia Shortridge and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews, step sisters and brothers along with a large number of friends and co-workers from BraeBurn Country Club and her dear friends accompanying her on bus rides.

Odessa was preceded in death by her parents, beloved sisters and brothers and her son, Humphrey Shortridge.

A Celebration of Life will occur on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, TX at 12:00 PM with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. The Graveside Service will take place at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

Odessa Bennett Shortridge

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Louann Gallagher

October 4, 2019

Dear Odessa's Family,
I loved her with all my heart. I knew her from the first day she came to Brae Burn. I considered her part of my family and as I said during her 50 year retirement party, she sustained us through marriages/loss of loved ones and happy times at Brae Burn. Now she is with her beloved Bess and other family members. We had wonderful times together betting on those horse races! God has an angel now for sure.
Love,
Louann Clark Gallagher

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY