Ventrice Odetta RoyJune 18, 1927 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 90)
Ventrice O. Roy, 90, of Georgetown, transitioned from this life to her Heavenly home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Beebe Healthcare Medical Center in Lewes, DE. She was born on June 18, 1927 in Pungoteague, VA to the late Jessie Ewell Nock and Margaret Nock.
“Odetta” as she was affectionately called, received her education in the Accomack County Public School system. She gave her life to Christ at an early age. Years later, she relocated from Denton, MD to Millsboro, DE, where she became an active member at Friendship United Methodist Church. Known as the “Mother of the Church,” she served as the President of Friendship’s Senior Choir, Communion Steward, and a member of the “Women of Wisdom” (WOW) ministry.
She was employed in the ‘70’s at Seaview Department Store Fenwick Island, DE. as a seamstress. After retirement, Odetta continued her sewing as a hobby for family and friends. Odetta’s greatest joy was taking care of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Odetta was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Roy; two sons, Louis J. Sturgis and Allen J. Sturgis; six sisters; Lottie, Gertrude, Katie, Winnie, Dorothy and Hennie; a daughter-in-law, Judy K. Sturgis; granddaughter, LouJean Sturgis; and a cousin, Mary Francis.
Left to cherish her memories are a son, Donald L. Sturgis of Selbyville, DE; adopted grandson, Kevin Sturgis and wife, Fedessia, of Hurlock, MD; two sisters, Shirley Johnson and Clementine Baines; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Sturgis, Houston TX and Vonda Sturgis, Snow Hill, MD; two brothers-in-law; Elwood Roy, Greenwood, MD and Bobby Roy, of New Jersey; tengrandchildren; Donald Sturgis, Jr. and Shawn; Mona Purnell and William, Beverly Blake and Quincy, Keith Sturgis and Tykeisha, Rodney Fisher and Veronica, Marie Welch and Warnie of Houston, TX, Robin Jackson of Houston, TX, Sterling Chandler and Terrance Chandler both of Selbyville, DE and Pat Johnson of Millsboro, DE; a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and a host of special friends.
Services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. John 2nd Baptist Church, 26602 Mt. Joy Rd., Millsboro, DE. Public viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 12 noon.
Electronic condolences via watsonfh.com