Odell Christian Mash was born to the late Samuel and Maggie Christian in Fairfield, Virginia on January 27, 1918. On Saturday, September 18, 2010 Odell was called to eternal rest in Fort Washington, MD. Odell previously resided in Charleston West Virginia where she was an active member of the Simpson United Methodist Church. She joined the Church in 1938 under the leadership of Pastor Green.
She served on the Usher Board, Kitchen Committee and the United Methodist Women’s Department. Affectionately called “Dell” by friends and family made her vocation performing domestic work, taking excellent care of families in her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. She was a loving, kind and generous person who was a tremendous help to family members in need. She enjoyed entertaining people in her home and was full of fun, laughter and jokes. Odell was preceded in death by her husband Wesley “Wes” Mash, Mother and Father, siblings Lottie Winters, Georgie Chambers, Addie Branch and Clarence Johnson; a devoted niece and caregiver Betty Winters Johnson; and, nephew Samuel Lennie Winters, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her homegoing one brother William Christian of Birmingham, Alabama; Grandson Marshall Mash of Charleston, West Virginia; nieces Famie Smothers of Lexington Virginia; Marie Brown of Fairfield, VA; Dorothy Nixon of Peekskill, NY; Barbara (Ollie) Saunders of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; nephews Albert (Dorothy)Winters of Washington, DC; Clarence Chambers of Philadelphia, PA; and devoted niece and caregiver, Deborah Jeter; and a host of great nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 24th from 10 a.m. until time of service 11a.m. at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church 800 Ridge Road S.E. Washington, DC. Interment will be held on Sunday September 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington, VA.