Margaret Odom Atkinson

Published 10:29 am Monday, June 4, 2018

SEVERN, NC – Margaret Johnson Odom Atkinson, 76, died peacefully in her home in Severn on May 31, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Johnson and Margaret Watson Johnson; her brother, Joel Johnson; her first husband, Kenneth W. Odom, Sr.; and her second husband, Carlton D. Atkinson.

She was a graduate of Chowan College in Murfreesboro and had been a faithful member of Severn United Methodist Church where she had served as Church Treasurer for many years. Also, she worked at Severn Peanut Company for many years.


Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her sons, Kenneth W. Odom, Jr. (Missy) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Richard Watson Odom (E.B.), and Jason Johnson Odom (Carla) of Winton, NC; and her grandchildren, Kenneth Wayne Odom, III, Susanna Lynn Odom, Richard Carter Odom, Emma Elizabeth Odom, Laynee Madison Odom, and Livia Hayes Odom. She is also survived by a brother, Rufus Don Johnson, Jr, (Lynn); a nephew, Edward Scott Johnson; and a niece, Emily Susan Johnson.

The family will be receiving friends in Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and a funeral service for Mrs. Odom will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Severn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Harrison presiding. Burial will follow in the Town of Severn Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Pat Earquhart and her family for the special care that they gave to Peggy during the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to share a gift in memory of Mrs. Atkinson, please do so to Severn United Methodist Church or to the Severn Ruritan Club.

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