Downtown Needles, CA: Family and friends came out to Saint Ann’s Catholic Church last Friday morning to say good bye to a man who put others before himself and care so much for his community.
The memorial service brought many to tears as members of the Saint Ann’s Catholic Church talked about Isaiah Adams life and what he had done in his community.
ZachNews has learned that Isaiah Adams was cremated and his niece will be taking his ashes back to Colorado.
Earlier reports came into ZachNews of Isaiah Adams passing occurring late night on Friday, January 11th, 2013.
ZachNews has now received updated information from those who were by Isaiah Adams bedside reporting that Isaiah Adams passed away on the morning of Saturday, January 12th, 2013 and apologized for giving the wrong date to report.
The cause of Isaiah Adams’ death is mixed; from a heart failure to an infection that spread from his toe.
Isaiah Patrick Adams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on day, January 18th, 2012 to Charles and Celestine Pierre Adams and was the youngest of 8 children.
As an adult, Isaiah Adams lived in Louisiana, Missouri, Maine, and California where he worked for furniture companies as a salesman and interior decorator.
Isaiah Adams would later owned a catering business for weddings and parties, and was active in the Knights of Peter Claver.
In 1988, Isaiah Adams would retired to Arizona well continuing to be active at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California.
Volunteers at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church knew Isaiah Adams for how he cooked up a delicious turkey dinner for those who have no place to go for the holidays and welcomed them as family.
Isaiah Adams would welcomed people into Saint Ann’s Catholic Church with a friendly welcome and a joyful smile.
Isaiah Adams managed the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California until 2012.
Volunteers at Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store as well as those who received help from Isaiah Adams will always remember him for his humanitarian work in the community; when a mother needs food to feed her family or a child needed clothes for school, Isaiah Adams was there to help and gave food and clothing to those who are in need. Isaiah Adams would be a mentor to those who wanted to do what is right and good by doing what is right and good.
In 2010, Isaiah Adams received the Guadalupe Award from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California and was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Needles Chamber of Commerce and the California Senate.
In pass years, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez got to know Isaiah Adams and got to talk with him about some of the work he had done in the community.
Isaiah Adams cared about those who are not being heard and those who are homeless; Isaiah Adams would do what he can to make sure to give all people a chance to be heard working to address the need of important services to in his community such as homeless and domestic violations shelter, job training center, and more affordable housing.
Isaiah Adams loved to cook and those who got to try his cooking would melt at the deliciousness of his cooking and was always well dress to welcome those who came into the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and giving them a smile and asking them about their day.
Isaiah Adams leaves to mourn his nieces, Beatrice Ann, James Scott, Debra Mitchell, Toni and Annette Woodard, great-nieces and nephews and great- great- relatives, long time friend Charles Hawkins and Winfred Clement, and many from the community who which he derived.
Isaiah Adams was loved by many and will be miss by all in the community.
Isaiah Adams may have passed away, but his spirit of giving and helping others will always live on in all of us.
Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California provides food, clothing, and other services to those in the community by caring and helpful volunteers.
If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at: 1 (760) 326-4420