Norene Adams was born on May 7th, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan. She had passed away on December 22nd, 2019.
The visitation Services for Norene Adams will be held on January 3rd, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. – Greenfield Chapel, located on 15443 Greenfield Rd., Detroit, Michigan 48227. The Visitation begins at 4:00 PM and concludes at 8:00 PM.
The Funeral Service for Norene Adams will be held on January 4th, 2020 at Greater Ebenezer Ministries located on 18751 Fenkell, Detroit, Michigan 48223. The family hour will begin at 10:00 AM. The official service time will begin at 11:00 AM.
Burial will be held at Elmwood Cemetery proceeding the funeral service, located at 1200 Elmwood Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207.
Any floral arrangements may be sent to Thompson Funeral Home Inc. – Greenfield Chapel or to Greater Ebenezer Ministries before the Family Hour.
Life of Norene Adams
Norene Adams was born on May 7,1953 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second of five children born to the union of George Dewey Adams and Roberta Adams. Norene accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at New Light Baptist Church. She later united with Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church where she proudly served on the Usher Board and formed many lifelong friendships.
Educated in the Detroit Public School system, Norene graduated from Mackenzie High School in 1971. She then went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Social Work. For over 30 years, she was employed by the State of Michigan and remained dedicated to jobs that focused on criminal rehabilitation including a corrections officer, social worker, probation officer, and after retirement a substitute teacher.
Norene married Arthur Everett on September 24,1983. To this union two beautiful children were born: Sarena and Angela. One of her greatest joys in life were her two daughters and she was extremely dedicated to making sure they had a solid foundation through a good education, knowledge of the Lord, travel experience, and enriching extracurricular activities. She was a constant fixture at their school, music, and community events and was well known by their teachers and friends because of her strong presence.
Most family and friends would describe Norene as a strong, no nonsense, outspoken person. She loved to debate and could hold her own in any conversation on politics, race, or African American history. She loved all things black: black people, black art, books by black authors, and supporting black businesses! She was self-taught on the sewing machine making everything over the years, including Halloween costumes, Easter dresses, coats, and high school reunion dresses. Norene was always an avid reader and was a proud and dedicated member of the Howard Johnson Memorial Book Club for over 20 years. After raising her children, Norene began to live her best “second” life and in true senior citizen fashion could be found enjoying random activities, trips, and excursions. In her later years, she was also extremely fond of dancing and thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the St. Patrick’s Senior Center.
Norene transitioned to be with the Lord on December 22,2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta Adams; father, George Adams; older brother George Adams Jr., and younger sister Clarice Adams. She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Arthur Everett; daughters, Sarena (Kenneth) Harris and Angela (Marlon) Winder; four grandchildren, Kendall Harris, Mackenzie Harris, Amber Winder, and Madison Winder; sister, Sharon Adams; brother, Mark (Rosa) Adams Sr.; aunt Elois Bentley; and a host of sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.