Charlotte Ann McAdams
Charlotte Ann McAdams
  • May 6, 1934 - January 16, 2017
  • Moline, Illinois

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Charlotte Ann Nabors McAdams, 82 of Moline, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. A celebration of life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2601 15th Street, Moline. Interment will take place on Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the committal service at the cemetery should meet at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, by 9:30 a.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the family.

Charlotte Ann was born on May 6, 1934 in Rock Island, a daughter of Walter and Mary (Brezzel) Nabors. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1952, where she played the clarinet in the marching band. She graduated from Black Hawk College of Nursing in 1988, earning her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree.

Charlotte worked a variety of jobs. She took pride in establishing a rapport with her customers while working at Abrams and Catherine Stout clothing store in Davenport. She retired from John Deere Harvester after 36 years of service.

She married William Hardy McAdams on August 2, 1952. From that union they produced ten children, Rochelle (Mark) Thornton, Moline, Valerie (Rev. Dr. David) Jarrett, Detroit, MI, Charlotte (Donald) Harrison, East Moline, Frances (Roy) Foreman, Fontana, CA, Katherine McAdams and Stacey McAdams, both Moline, Kenneth (Michelle) McAdams, Kansas City, MO, Adrienne (Kearney) Walker and Lesley McAdams, both Moline, and Kelley (Aubrey) Clay, Davenport.

She came to know Christ early in life, and was a member of Wayman A.M.E. Church, Rock Island. Charlotte had been active in the Eastern Star, Moline Civic Club, and was a very active member of U.A.W. Local 865. Charlotte was a member of I.H.S.A. as an official in track and field, and a member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest. She took pride in campaigning very strongly for the Democratic Party, including the election of Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama. She enjoyed cooking, canning, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She loved teaching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren on how to play the card games "Tonk" and "Bid Whist." Charlotte enjoyed involving herself in her children's sporting events and their other activities. She enjoyed stained glass cutting, theatrical plays where she sometimes performed, going to the casino, and traveling with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, her children, 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Vaughn, brothers, Harold Nabors, Jimmy Davis, Robert Davis, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins that she dearly loved.

Mrs. McAdams was preceded in death by her parents, grandchildren Erica Lynn McAdams and Mykael Jamal Harrison, brothers, Walter Nabors, Charles Nabors, Howard Habors, Thomas "Poncho" Davis, and sister Christine Gardner.

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