Melzee Jerome Odomes, Sr., affectionately known as “Big Rick” went home to be with the Lord
Melzee was born to the union of KC. and Cora Lee Odomes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was educated in the Broward County School District. He was a graduate of Dillard High School. He furthered his education at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina where he met Rosa Marie Jackson, his soulmate. They were married and two sons were born to this union, Melzee Jerome, Jr and William Anthony. They resided in Raleigh, North Carolina for over forty years.
Melzee was a brother, a friend and a father to countless people. His loving and kind spirit shared wisdom and guidance to so many, he will never be forgotten. Melzee loved football and played at Shaw University. He was an avid Pittsburg Steeler fan.
He will forever be cherished by his wife, Rosa Marie Odomes of the home; sons, Melzee Odomes, Jr. of Michigan and William Anthony of the home; sisters, Ruth Miller of Warrenton, NC; Carolyn Mason (Russell), Evangeline Odomes, Katherine Odomes and Angela Cabalaro (Ray) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Delissa Bias (Metos) of Lauder Hill, FL; brothers, Freddie Odomes (Sonya) of Alabama, Derrick of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Alvin O-omes (Joyce) of Lauder Hill, FL; uncle, Robert Lee Mackey; sisters-in- law, Doris Brown of Lugoff, SC, Alberta Jackson Freeman of Wake Forest, NC; mother-in-law, Ethel Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends.