Elder Donta Mandrill Adger

October 26, 1974 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 47)


Donta Mandrill Adger Donta M. Adger was born on October 26, 1974, in Berwyn, Illinois to Ashton Theodore and Louise Octavia 
Adger. He was the youngest of ten siblings. His parents and four siblings: Lessie Lee Brady, Anita Adger, Ricky 
Lumpkin and Antonio Adger all preceded him in death.
He was educated in the Argo Public School System, and graduated from Summit Argo Community High 
School in 1992.
Donta was a fun loving guy with a huge contagious smile; he was a big jokester with a great sense of humor. He 
adored his family and loved to attend family functions wherever the family would meet. Growing up, Donta 
loved to play spades and Uno- watch out because he would cheat!
Donta throughout his career worked in the field of security, he was a college enrollment advisor at the former 
Olympia College, and ended his corporate career at Northern Trust Company where he worked from 2007 
until his health started to decline.
Donta accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where he helped 
birth Youth In Action Choir. His ministry began to flourish as Assistant Pastor at Destiny Empowerment 
Ministry and Senior Pastor at The Reach Church until he joined The Glory House- Chicago in 2016.
While he was an accomplished self - taught musician. He loved music of all genre’s, from gospel to blues 
and yes jazz! He used his gift of music by playing at many churches abroad including Triedstone Full Gospel 
Baptist Church, Centennial Baptist Church, and the Glory House- Chicago.
Donta truly loved life. He also had a passion for cooking and was an amazing grill master. Oftentimes he 
would have several huge smokers going at the same time, even late into the night. He loved to travel and was 
excited about finally taking his ultimate island trip to Honolulu Hawaii in 2021. He was a sharp dresser, and 
he really loved fashion- he was definitely a man of style. He loved wearing suits, ties, full length coats, brims 
and yes, shoes.
Donta was an entrepreneur– he often encouraged others to do what they were born to do. He had recently 
formulated his own real estate organization- Khadon Services LLC, and was learning the parameters of 
that industry until the end. He was also a contributing author of the book “Brotha My Brotha”…which is a 
compilation of inspirational writings to bless, inspire and encourage men of all ages.
Donta was a proud member of The Glory House- Chicago where he served faithfully since 2016. He was a 
servant after God’s own heart! He walked in the door and rolled up his sleeves and began working. He was an 
ordained Elder and Executive Pastor who has contributed to landmark achievements our ministry has had 
throughout the years.
After a lengthy illness the Lord called Donta home on Saturday, September 3, 2022, while at Northwestern 
Memorial Hospital with his best friend, and two nieces Ashley Princess Adger and LaKeiia Adger at his 
bedside. He was the perfect example of one having fought the good fight of faith.
He leaves to morn his memories, his children: Kharece Garrett and Donta Adger Jr.; (2) grandchildren: Khode 
and Khilan; siblings: Ashton (Darlene) Adger Jr., Brenda (Russell) Butler, Stanley (Debra) Lumpkin, Tracey 
Adger, and Adrienne Adger; a special aunt and uncle: Sam and Lucille Cooper; (13) nieces, (11) nephews, a 
loving God-mother Dr. Jennifer Barnes and God-Sister Denetha Quarles; (1) God-nephew Alex Christopher 
Johnson (Ace); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends whom he loved dearly.

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September 16, 2022

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September 17, 2022

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Funeral Service
September 17, 2022

11:00 AM
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607 Harvard Street
Oak Park, IL 60304

Interment following funeral service
September 17, 2022

Oak Ridge Cemetary
4301 W Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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