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Welcome to the memorial page for

Odetta (Dee) May Lavender

January 30, 1933 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 85)

Lavender Odetta May (Dee), 85, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. She was born in Gridley, Kansas on January 30, 1933 to Roy Shelton and Mary Judith (May) Gilliam. She loved Jesus, was full of joy, and always the life of the party. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Lavender. Survived by son Cary (Susan), daughters Susan (Raymond Abrams, Jr.), and Laura; niece Dana Dietz who was like a daughter to her; granddaughter Shawn Abrams, all of Wichita; and grandson Raymond (Deirdra) Abrams III, great-grandson Kobe Saunders, all of Tulsa; brother, Roy (Jean) Gilliam of Independence, Missouri; and many precious relatives, all of whom she loved dearly. Visitation 6-8:00 p.m., Friday, Broadway Mortuary. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. First Evangelical Free Church, 1825 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS. A memorial has been established with Homestead Health Center Activities Department Fund, 3122 S. Elizabeth St., Wichita, KS 67213. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Broadway Mortuary.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Homestead Health Center Activities Department Fund
3122 S. Elizabeth St., Wichita KS 67213

 Service Information

Visitation with Family
January 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Broadway Mortuary
1147 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67211

Funeral Service
January 12, 2019

10:30 AM
First Evangelical Free Church
1825 N. Woodlawn
Wichita, KS 67208

January 12, 2019

Kechi Township Cemetery
6459 N. Hillside
Kechi, KS 67067

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