Theresa Aswell-May Odell

OCALA, Fla. — Theresa Aswell-May Odell, 86, passed away July 1, 2012.

She was born in Farmville, a small tobacco farming community, to Lydia and Jim Wainwright. She was number nine of 10 siblings, and was the last surviving child. Theresa raised a family in Stantonsburg. She owned and operated a flower shop and an antiques store, where she combined her love of flowers and her gift of making everything beautiful. She also loved animals. Theresa moved to Florida in 1988, where she thought everyday was like being on vacation.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Aswell-May (Tom) of Arvada, Colo., and Rosemary Reitz (Rick) of Westminster, Colo.

Arrangements are by Malesich and Shirey Funeral Home, 5701 Independence Ave., Arvada, CO 80002.