Visitation for Mrs. Buggs will be held on Friday, August 18, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, 2103 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19,m 1:00 p.m., at Friendship Church, 1709 N. Madison Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106.
Odelia Marie Antwine Buggs peacefully gained her wings on August 13, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of eighty-two.
Odelia was born to Hester and Isaac Antwine on April 30, 1941, in Nuyuka, Oklahoma. She attended elementary school in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and the family later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Odelia graduated from the historic Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1962.
Odelia was gifted with an ear to hear music and began playing the piano at St. Andrew Baptist Church when it was on Marshall at the age of 15 under Rev Ferguson and played until she left for college. It was a pleasure for Odelia to say she played with Deltessa Gillespie, a musical genius who helped her with her musical ministry. During her time in college, she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), where she continued to play the piano for sorority events.
Odelia met and married Levi Terry Buggs, after returning home to Tulsa, of whom she was blessed with forty-six years of marriage. While continuing her music ministry passion, Odelia worked as an LPN for 15 years with Saint Francis Hospital. She was passionate about knowledge, so her journey led her to sewing, cooking, pottery, insurance, and rental property rehab. Odelia was a woman of words if you were in her presence, you would receive great conversation and knowledge on the bible, history, or politics.
Odelia was an active and dedicated Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church member and played the piano for approximately 40 years, always searching for appropriate songs for the choir. She played until her health failed.
Her husband, Levi Buggs, daughter, Cynthia (Soodie) Buggs, sister, Betty Antwine, and mother and father, Hester and Isaac Antwine, preceded her in death.
Odelia leaves to cherish her memories: Pamela (Jerry) Minor, Cynthia Buggs, Randy Buggs of Tulsa, and Christi Olaosebikan of Texas. She is the grandmother to Franchelle Buggs, Reginald (RJ) Hawkins, Eniola (Matthew) Olaosebikan, Ayoola (Jacob) Olaosebikan, and Bailey Odelia Buggs. She has one great-granddaughter Deyonshay Commander. She also leaves to cherish her memories with her brother, Rufus Antwine. She also leaves to cherish her memories with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.