YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
Elder Maggie B. Hatchett-Adams passed away another Christian solider enlisted in the Army of the Lord has rested. “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Revelation 14:13.
Maggie was the eldest child of six of the late Willie D., Sr. and Hattie (Neal) Hatchett. She was born July 10, 1937 in Drew, Mississippi.
Maggie married James Eugene Adams on June 15, 1996 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2014.
Elder Adams received a good Christian upbringing which stayed with her throughout her entire life. She accepted Christ at an early age at the First Baptist Church and in her late teens became a member of the Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Maggie spent 40 plus years in the Pasadena, California area, where she was a member of the University Seventh-day Adventist Church in Los Angeles, California. Maggie served as Women’s Ministry Leader, Sabbath School Superintendent, Chancel Choir Member and Usher.
Elder Adams retired and returned to Youngstown and became a member again of Temple Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2003. She served untiringly as Elder, Sabbath School Teacher and Assistant Superintendent and previous Sabbath School Superintendent and discipled many Christians to Christ. One in which she was most proud was her niece Michelle. Elder Adams loved the Lord and spent many hours reading and studying the Word. She was a devout student of the Word.
Maggie was an avid reader, great cook, perfectionist, what she did she did well, sports enthusiast, loved politics and could carry on a conversation on almost any given subject.
Maggie attended North High School and was a part of the graduating Class of 1957. She graduated from Renee’s School of Cosmetology and was a licensed cosmetologist. She received her Registered Nursing degree from Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.
She was previously employed at Pacific Electric in Los Angeles, California. Maggie retired from Glendale Adventist Hospital in Glendale, Cailfornia where she worked as a mental health nurse. Upon returning to Youngstown Maggie was a nursing supervisor at Dandridge Burgundi Manor. She also did home nursing assessments.
Special thanks to Dr. Neil Chaisson and the Cleveland Clinic team for the wonderful care and attention which was given Maggie and The Ohio Living Center: Mean Barbara Jean and Sharon you guys are the best. You did your job with such excellence.
Maggie Adams leaves to cherish her loving memories and rest in her peace her brothers, Willie Hatchett and Martin Howie (Darlene) of Youngstown and sister, Yvonne (Elder Carl) Irving of Memphis, Tennessee. She also leaves a special niece, Michelle Foster; numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces, great-great-nephews and nieces. Additionally, she leaves a mother-like figure, Estelle Bender; a brother-in-law, Henry Russel and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Juanita Hatchett; husband; sister, Mildred Martin and nephews, Anthony Foster and Leartis Day.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Matthew Conley and Vanden Berg Funeral Home.
We will receive family and friends at the Temple Emanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, 108 W. Indianola Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday, August 25. Calling hours 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon with the service starting at Noon.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 24 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.