Deborah Adams was born to the late Tommy Lee and Bernice Adams in Chicago Illinois on July 30th, 1961. She was the tenth child, of thirteen children born to her mother. Her siblings include; David Thurman, James Thurman, Tommy Adams, Robert Adams, Larry Adams, Anthony Adams, Vivian Abrams, Francene Beatty, Darlene Adams, Marlene Price, Brenda Hawkins, and Anita Leslie. Deborah was affectionately known as “Deb” as a nickname by her entire family, and friends. Deborah Adams became Deborah Martin in her late teens when she was united in holy matrimony with her husband, Larry Martin. Their greatest deeds in this life were telling their children about Jesus Christ and keeping them in church, planting and watering seeds of faith. Deborah was an excellent Cook. She loved to throw barbeque gatherings for family and friends. On holidays, she would make plenty of food. It wasn’t uncommon for her to be in the kitchen three to four days in advance prepping and preparing mouth watering dishes. Her sweet potato pies were one of a kind; and she knew it! During Thanksgiving She would make at least 20 of them. Her doors were always open to receive anyone who needed her. many considered her their second mom. Dressing was her thing; A thing which captured impressed approval of everyone who laid eyes on her. Whether just a skirt and sweater or three piece suit, whatever attire she adorned, it was worn fashionably. Matching from head to toe, earring to bracelet, lipstick to nail polish. She loved her hats and heels. If one had seen her bedroom and closet before, it would be hard to tell it apart from Nordstrom Women’s Department. Deborah had several occupations throughout her life before her health declined. She was a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mandated Reporter for the State of Illinois, a Cook for the homeless, and most importantly, a mother and grandmother. She was a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, counselor, support system, and whatever else you needed her to be. On Sunday, January 8, 2023, while taking a nap, Deborah Martin transitioned from this life to be present with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she accepted at a young age. Her faith was steadfast and never wavered. No matter the trial or struggle Deborah had she kept the faith. She never gave up on the Lord because she knew that he would never give up on her. His word gave her understanding and many of prayers gave her peace. Her love for God stayed embedded and strong until he called her home. Today, we celebrate and show great reverence for the life of Deborah Martin. Not only today but each day in the future, we will celebrate her by loving everyone who The Lord send across or down our paths. We will check up, and in, with everyone whom the Lord place on our minds. And we will bless and pray for all who he gives space to in our hearts. Whether over the phone or a visit to our homes, we’ll keep in touch and update each other about our lives and what God is doing. Ask “how are you doing” at the beginning of the call and say “I love you” before the door close behind you. That’s how we’ll celebrate Deborah. But whichever way you choose to celebrate her, make it memorable and intentional. Celebrate that she has made it to the place which Jesus has prepared for us. Celebrate that where she is now, there is no pain or sickness. Celebrate that she has a new body, and it’s perfect. Celebrate that she isn’t sad or stressed. Celebrate that she has received her crown of glory, and one day we’ll watch her style it like the many beautiful hats which had in her closet. Deborah Martin is survived by five sons: Bryant Martin (Keisha Martin), Larry Martin (Taniya Martin), Jamie Martin, Eric Martin (Chemeka Martin), and Jawyon Martin. One daughter: Nikia Martin, thirteen grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends
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