Fannie Odell Kindred daughter of the late Rufus and Bertha L. Kindred, was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1937, in Emporia, Virginia.
Fannie attended Greensville County Public School System. She also attended the Adult Basic Education Class at E. W. Wyatt School. For many years, she was employed as a domestic worker. Early in life, Fannie, accepted Christ and united in Christian Fellowship with Salem Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia. It was there that her love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts nurtured, as she served faithful until her health declined. Fannie loved attending worship services and listening to gospel music. She highly esteemed the Lord and gave God her all as she served the church in various capacities, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Fannie was also ordained as a Deaconess. She held her ordination in very high regard, as she was often called upon for guidance and wisdom. Notably a very quiet person, Fannie was a strong woman and well respected throughout her community.
God blessed Fannie with eight children. She worked tirelessly to support her family and made sure her children received their education. They were very supportive of her, and ensured she had everything she needed. Fannie was a great cook and she loved flowers. Saying she had a “green thumb” is an understatement. She could nurture a flower, on the verge of death, back to life. In addition, she enjoyed reading and solving Word Find puzzles.
On Thursday, March 2, 2023, God called our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, home for eternal rest. Preceding her in death are: her parents, Rufus and Bertha; two sisters, Mary K. Wood and Lee Bertha; two brothers, Tyrone Kindred and Earl Moore; two aunts, Mary Ella Green and Willa Mason and one uncle, Edgar Kindred.
Fannie leaves a legacy of love and devotion in the hearts of: her sons, Ricky Kindred of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lloyd Kindred, Rodney Kindred and Anthony Kindred all of Emporia, Virginia and Jerry Kindred of North Providence, Rhode Island; her daughters, Betty K. Moody (Robert) and Rose Kindred both of Emporia, Virginia and Debbie Seay of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; daughter-at-heart, Avis Avents; one sister, JoAnn Harris (Tommy) of Emporia Virginia; two brothers, Brutus Moore, Jr. (Vernita) of New Rochelle, New York and Larry Moore of Richmond, Virginia; twelve grandchildren, who she loved dearly, Corey, Kenny, Shayla, Michelle, Eric, Keisha, Nichole, Ashley, Derrick, Jordan, Aniyah and Shaun; twelve great-grandchildren; four great, great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and neighbors.
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