Ve’Tallian "Tally" Odom

September 1, 2020


A Celebration of Life for Mr. Ve’Tallian Marcele Odom, “Tally”, of Tampa (Carver City), Florida, who passed away on September 1, 2020, will be held Saturday, September 12th, 2 p.m. at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 2101 Lowe St., with Reverend Dr. Glenn Dames, Pastor, Apostle Otis Cooper, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Please follow the CDC guidelines.  Masks are required.   Please visit for the opportunity to view service via Live Streaming.    

Ve’Tallian Marcele Odom was a native of Tampa, Florida. Tally was a 2009 graduate of Jefferson High School. He was a longtime employee of McDonald’s Casper Company and currently employed at Jimbo’s BBQ. Tally was a genuinely loved gentle giant, who enjoyed hanging in his neighborhood with family and friends and spending time with his daughter. 

He was preceded in death by: his Grandmother, Shelia King; Great-Great Grandmother, Mattie Bethune; Great-grandmother, Ada Jo Bethune; Uncle, Ronald Bethune; and Aunt, Deborah Murphy-Bethune. 

Tally leaves to cherish his loving memories: his Daughter, Da’Onni Odom; Parents, Racquel Odom and Milton (Kenya) Lane; Father Figures, Lancinet (Nikki) Stephens and Isaac Lane; Grandmothers, Audrey Odom and Deborah Cooper; Grandfather, Samuel Bernard Odom; Sisters, Gabryelle, Heavynli, Shakia, and Shandria, Brothers, Lancinet Jr., Tyriq, Milton Jr. and Terrance; Mother of Daughter, Daisha; Aunts, Erika, Nyree, Daphney, Chantal, Aundrekia, Gail, Inetta, Nikita, Shevonne, Mary, Ronneisha and Yyonni; Uncles, Marlon, Reggie, Otis, Laird, Pelham Jr., and Greg; Godparents, LaTanya and Demetric Ford; Godsisters, Myra, Ida, and Johnell; Godbrothers, Raymond Jr., and Jaden; Nieces, London, Kemiyah, Milani, Milian, and Keyani; Nephews, Recha, Lamare; Close Cousins, Courtney, Kayla, Karla, Karena, Virnessa, Corey Jr., Quentin, Brandon, Xavier, Parrish, Sumarea, Javon, Derrick, and Denzel; Special Friend, Kesha; Best Friends, Capri, Ridel, and Angel; Special Barber; Jarrel; Like Family, Derielle, Carver City Lu Fam, Konan’s BBQ, the Trigg, Bronson, Golden, Williams, Buie, Johnson, Lane families, McDonald’s, Jimbo’s BBQ, The Community of Carver City, I.F.A.M.M. Family and a host of other family and friends. 

The remains will repose from 3-7 p.m., Friday, September 11, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

We are asking family and friends to follow the CDC guidelines. Masks are required.

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September 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
September 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Allen Temple AME Church
2101 N. Lowe Street
Tampa, FL 33605

Interment following funeral service
September 12, 2020

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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