Osmund Orlando Epps, Sr passed away on November 30, 2016 at MCV Hospital surrounded by loved ones.
Osmund was born on January 6, 1958 to George and Delores Epps. He was the eldest of 3 children. Osmund was mostly raised in Richmond, Va’s Northside community of Highland Park. He was a chef and worked several years in well-known hotel restaurants and grills in Virginia and Ohio. He also worked for the Cleveland Yacht Club, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Stonewall Cafe and the Anna Belle Lee cruise ship to name just a few. His cooking repertoire was broad. His food was always delicious. He believed in hard work and using your passion to achieve success. He was very animated in the kitchen. He was the captain in the kitchen. He taught and motivated many to enjoy the culinary arts. He would teach a life lesson with a quote like, “Tartar sauce, Tartar sauce all over the world!” It means it’s all the same everywhere!
Osmund was not just a chef. He was also a history buff and was fascinated by the animal kingdom. He loved history! He remembered everything. He also loved animal kingdom theme shows. He watch the animals for hours. His beloved son Osmund Orlando Green preceded his father by just four months. Osmund Orlando Epps, Sr. had the difficult task of preparing a funeral while enduring his own declining health.
He is preceded in death by his son Osmund Orlando Green. He leaves to mourn his parents George and Delores Epps, brother Ronald Montgomery Epps, sister Germaine Serrano, sons Orlando Fleming, Osmund Orlando Epps, III, daughter Ebony Green, six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a his longtime friend and companion Deloris Reid.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Viewing starts at 11:00 am and the service will begin promptly at 12:00 pm (noon). Repast following funeral service at Holiday Inn 2000 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230.