Obituary of Jeannette Frances Adams (Henri)
Born September 25, 1930, in Bronx, New York, to Frances B. Henri and Daniel Henri. She died July 8, 2022, in Savanna, Tennessee at the Harbart Hills Academy Nursing Home. She was 91. At age 17, Jeannette, along with her mother Frances Henri, grandmother, Ophelia Brown, her aunt and several other members of her family, decided to visit an evangelism tent, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, pitched by evangelist Walter W. Fordham, a Seventh-day Adventist Minister. Jeannette was quoted as saying, “It changed the course of our lives.” She and four of her family members were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She has always been joyful about her life as a Seventh-day Adventist. Jeannette was one of few who got the opportunity to attend the historically Black Pine Forge Institute (Academy), located in the beautiful rolling hills of Berks County Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1950 with a college prep diploma. Jeannette longed to be a nurse. She applied and was accepted at several schools, but chose to enroll in the Nursing program at Glendale Medical Center in Glendale, California. She completed her nursing program as a Registered Nurse. Thus, completing her childhood dream of becoming an RN. She did not stop there. She returned to the east coast and enrolled at Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University, where she completed studies for the Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Jeannette excelled in her nursing career and received an outstanding performance commendation in 1972 as a clinical staff nurse in the Department of Nursing, Psychiatry and Neurology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was especially commended for her performance as a supervisor. In 1969 Jeannette married James Adams, a former classmate at Pine Forge Academy. The couple resided in Takoma Park, Maryland, until their retirement. Both were active members of the Capital Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. In retirement, the couple moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, where they found love and friendship with the Serenity Seventh-day Adventist Church. Upon her husband’s death, Nettie, (as her youngest brother called her), moved with him and his wife Diana to Tennessee. Because of deteriorating health, she was moved to the Harbart Hills Academy Nursing Home, where she spent her final days. Jeannette always loved poetry and would read and memorize some of the poems. However, her most fulfilling literary accomplishment in that arena was when she was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award, by the National Library of Poetry, for her poem, “The Letter Carrier” which is published in the 1996 edition of “The Voice Within.” Known for her kindness and friendly ways, Jeannette would make you feel as though you were the only person in the world. She lived the love she possessed in her heart. After living a full life, Jeannette went peacefully to her rest on Friday July 8, 2022. Surviving Mrs. Adams are siblings and step siblings: Robert L. Booker (Audrey), Elizabeth Shirley, Richard E. Booker (Myra), Ernest R. Booker(Dale), James L. Booker, Jr.(Diana), step children: Eloise Cornish, Warren Phillip Adams, Clarence James Adams, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends. Memorial Services will be held at: Serenity Seventh Day Adventist Church 25 Duke Road Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404 304-260-9001 Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 11:00am Repast is designated for family, out of town guests and program participants. Repast will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn 65 Priority Drive Martinsburg, West Virginia 25403 Directions to Hilton Garden Inn: Out of the parking lot, turn right, then left (Echo Street). At the stop sign, turn right (East Road). Continue to the 4 way stop and red blinking light. Turn left onto Eagle School Road, merging to the right BEFORE the stoplight onto Edwin Miller Blvd. Get into the left turning lane so that you can turn left onto Raleigh Street at the stoplight. Stay on Raleigh making a right at the stoplight. (Tavern Road) Continue on Tavern Road through the 4 way stop. Continue on Tavern Road through the stoplight, crossing the I-81 bridge, Get into the left turn lane. Turn left onto I-81 South ramp staying to the right so that you can take Exit 13. (Apple Harvest Drive) At the light, turn right, getting into the MIDDLE lane. Go through the light and then make the first left on to Priority Drive to the Hilton.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Serenity Seventh Day Adventist Church
25 Duke Rd.
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States