Jennifer Marilyn Oden Garcia was born on February 28, 1973 in Richardson, Texas to M. DeWayne and Marilyn S. (Chappell) Oden. She departed this life on September 25, 2020 to be with her Savior forever. She was a loving daughter, caring mother, beloved sister, aunt, niece, cousin and soon to be grandmother to whom she was looking forward to meeting and was excited to be called “Gigi”. She and her family moved back to Oklahoma City in 1978.
Jennifer attended schools in Oklahoma City, Palisade Colorado, and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1991. She attended Southwestern Christian University for one year, then she went on to work as an office worker until her marriage. She entered into marriage on January 19, 1997, unto this marriage her son Stephen David Garcia was born on January 12, 1998, the joy of her life. She was a stepmother to Francis Garcia whom she loved as her very own. Having accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, and loving to sing, she became a part of the praise and worship team before becoming the “Praise and Worship Leader” at Center of Praise and Vision Church. Jenni touched many lives with her powerful and anointed voice. Not only did she have a beautiful voice, she also had a very friendly spirit and smile. She was always willing to help anyone. She was deeply loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her parents: DeWayne and Marilyn Oden of Edmond, Oklahoma; Her son: Stephen and his wife Karla, daughter of Jesus & Yeni Saenz (pronunciation: “signs”) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her unborn granddaughter Kailani (pronunciations: “Ky-lawn-e”) Rosalie Garcia of Mustang, Oklahoma; stepdaughter Francis Garcia of Greeley, Colorado; her brother: Russell Oden and his wife Charlene of Blanchard, Oklahoma; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
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