OBITUARY

Margaret Jean Adams

February 4, 1939July 22, 2012

Margaret was born on Goldsboro, Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Margaret was raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Margaret was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Margaret's personality throughout her life. Margaret was blessed with two children, one daughter, Terry M. Adams and one son, Norman Adams Jr. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Andre Jones, Shanna Jones, Brittany Adams and Norman Edward Adams and one great grandchild, Trinity Jones. Margaret passed away on July 22, 2012 at Home but pronounce dead at the hospital. Heart failure. She is survived by her husband, two children, five grandchildren and a host of family and friends Services were held at Palm Mortuary.

Arrangements under the direction of Palm Downtown Mortuary, Las Vegas, NV.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 10, 2012
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MICHAEL MCGEE

August 18, 2012

May God Bless and hold you for eternity Ms. Adams.
Michael and Katherine McGee
Olympia, WA.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Margaret Jean Adams. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Margaret was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Margaret was born on Goldsboro, Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Margaret was raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Margaret was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Margaret's personality throughout her life.

      Though Margaret was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Margaret was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Margaret worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Margaret was raised with two siblings. She had one brother, Robert Lee Sasser and one sister Anne Sasser. Margaret and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      For Margaret, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Margaret was also adept at details. Margaret was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Dillard High School in 1957. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was English.

      There was one thing that all of Margaret's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Margaret was such a popular person throughout her life. But Margaret was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Margaret was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Margaret was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Margaret was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Margaret was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Margaret made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends was Doris Jones. Later in life, she became friends with Lyvonne Walker, Mary Haney, Velma Watkins and Nora Reed.

      Margaret was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Margaret cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. Compassionate and devoted, Margaret worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Margaret and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Margaret was blessed with two children, one daughter, Terry M. Adams and one son, Norman Adams Jr. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Andre Jones, Shanna Jones, Brittany Adams and Norman Edward Adams and one great grandchild, Trinity Jones. Margaret was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Margaret was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Margaret would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Margaret, and she expected the same from those around her. Margaret was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Margaret was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Margaret handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was house keeping. She was employed for 20 years by the Culinary Union. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Margaret enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were shopping.

      Margaret was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Margaret was always enthusiastic and a great team player. Margaret also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list was occasionally Football.

     Her high moral standards and traditional values served Margaret well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member of Methodist Church. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      A generous and compassionate woman, Margaret accomplished much during her lifetime. Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Margaret was recognized and given awards for her many and varied efforts throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included best employee by the Excalibur on March 1994.

      Margaret was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Two of her favorites was Chico and Jody, two dogs, who were best friends for 4 years.

      Since it was easy for Margaret to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Her new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. In retirement, she found new pleasure in more shopping. Even in retirement, Margaret stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Margaret passed away on July 22, 2012 at Home but pronounce dead at the hospital. Heart failure. She is survived by her husband, two children, five grandchildren and a host of family and friends Services were held at Palm Mortuary.

      Margaret was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Margaret was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Margaret Jean Adams.