September 19, 1936 - July 2, 2016
Mary Delois Adams was born September 19, 1936 in Carrier Mills, Illinois to the late Alva Allen and Gladys Cole Allen. She was the second of five children born to this union. Mary graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1953. After graduation she relocated to Chicago, Illinois and united with Langley Avenue Church of God under the Rev. Dr. S.P. Dunn. It was there she began serving her Lord as president of the Nurses Guild. There in Chicago she began working for Standard Oil Company which opened the door for many other jobs which she loved. In 1979 she relocated to Detroit, Michigan and began worshipping at Southwestern Church of God under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Lawrence P. Wyatt. There she also served as President of the Nurses Guild. She began working at Grace Convalescent Center which later became Oak Pointe Villa. There she proudly wore the title of Payroll Administrator for more than thirty years until her retirement in 2011. In June of 1958 Mary was united in marriage in Chicago, Illinois to Cleotha Adams and to this union was born one daughter Debra Adams. Along with being a great mother, she also was a great cook. She enjoyed preparing rare dishes such as possum, coon, rabbits and salmon. Her family thought her chicken and dumplings were the greatest. She enjoyed watching sports, sewing, and reading and was a collector of specialty items. And we can't forget her sense of humor and wit!!!! After a lengthy illness in the MediLodge of Southfield, she was called to her eternal resting place on July 2, 2016 at 3:40 a.m. Two brothers, Loren Edward Allen and Carl Wayman Allen preceded her in death. Mary leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter; Debra Adams, two sisters; Dora Lillian Rayford (Charles) and Marietta Johnson, she also leaves four nieces; Lilnora Green (Kenneth) Charvon Wells (Maurice) Cynthia Rayford, and Tajuan Johnson Kyles (Sylvester), two nephews; Cleveland Howell, III (Esther) and Thomas Alva Johnson (Sharie), her special companion; MaxaMillion and a host of relatives and friends.
Mary Delois Adams was born September 19, 1936 in Carrier Mills, Illinois to the late Alva Allen and Gladys Cole Allen. She was the second of five children born to this union. Mary graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana... View Obituary & Service Information
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