83 year old Odessa Sandlin Parkerson of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith and Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The body will be at the New Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pat Parkerson of Alexandria. A son-in-law, Franklin Kimbro of Antioch. Three grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Julie Kimbro of Alexandria, Kelly Parkerson of Alexandria, and Rachel Kimbro of Nashville. Great granddaughter, Keelan Kimbro of Alexandria. Sisters, Ruth Brockway of Houston, Texas and Jo Doris Flatt of Sebastin, Florida. A brother, Tony Sandlin of Detroit, Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.