Odie Nelline Potter Grand Haven, Michigan Obituary

Odie Nelline Potter

<p>Odie Nelline Potter, age 92 of Muskegon, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 1, 1927 in Camden, TN to the late Marshall Curtis and Annie May (Bomar) Herrin. </p><p>Nelline graduated from Camden High School. After graduation, she taught in a one-room school house in Camden. She also did clerical work at a facility in “The Secret City” of Oak Ridge, TN, established in 1942 to serve as a home base to the Manhattan Project, which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was where the atomic bomb was being produced. Later, she worked as a receptionist at Viking Foods for 42 years and retired at the age of 72.&nbsp; </p><p>After moving to Muskegon, she was a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader at the Muskegon Church of God and later, attended Deliverance Tabernacle in Muskegon. Nelline became a mother to many, and was a pillar of the church with her loving, compassionate, nurturing nature. She was a dedicated prayer warrior and loved to study God’s Word. Nelline was faithful to impart it to others through her teaching of the Bible. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with them; singing, sharing her great southern cooking, and playing Chinese checkers and other games with the grandchildren. Nelline leaves a beautiful legacy of deep faith in God and love of family. </p><p>She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter, Karen (Fred) Summerfield; and son, Chuck (Julie) Holland all of Muskegon; also by Fred and Jodi Holland and David Rowe, whom she loved as her own children; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; two siblings, Janice (O.J.) Douglas and Ted (Dorothy) Herrin, all of TN; and two special nieces, Sandi VandenBoom and Kathy Sanka. </p><p>Nelline was preceded in death by her daughter, Delilah (Jim) Potter; four sisters: Alva Lee Lockhart, Marie Luther, Audrey Walker and Opal Staton; two brothers, Jim Herrin and Aaron Herrin; and dear family friend, Doris Summerfield. </p><p>The Funeral Service for Nelline will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Oak Crest Church of God (1540 Leonard Ave, Muskegon MI) with Pastor Fred Summerfield officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home (1500 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI) and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.&nbsp; Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. </p><p>Memorial Contributions may be made to Deliverance Tabernacle, 1272 Gordon Street, Muskegon, MI 49442 for Haiti Missions. </p>
June 1, 1927 - January 30, 202006/01/192701/30/2020
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Tamara
February 6, 2020
Nelline you were such an inspiration. You loved singing with you. Reading the poems and songs of your mother and hearing about her and your family. What a legacy. You carried such a spirit of grace and beauty. I am so glad we connected this side of heaven and look forwar... Continue Reading
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Carol Gaultney Ellis
February 5, 2020
My dear long time friend. What an influence you have had in my life. How your family will miss you. I am so sorry for their loss. Looking forward to heavenly time with you.💕
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Jerry and Marj Renouf
February 5, 2020
What a dear sweet lady.  We feel blessed to have known her.  The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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February 4, 2020
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Cari Bartos
February 3, 2020
Our entire family has been so blessed by Nelline's teaching. I am glad she was in our life.
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Karen Summerfield
February 4, 2020
You and Roy blessed Mom over and over.  We are all glad that God brought your family into our lives.  Thank you for you wonderful, generous heart in keeping her hair looking so beautiful over the years.  Also for sharing your well-water she loved so much.  God bless you a... Continue Reading
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Scott Potter
February 3, 2020
Sending my love and prayers for the family.  I have many fond memories and feel blessed to have had Grandma Nelline in my life.
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Karen Summerfield
February 4, 2020
Thank you so much Scott.  We have many wonderful memories of times with you.  You were the first to call me Aunt.  ❤️