On December 5, 1959 in Centreville, IL., Jewell Arnold and George Golden became the proud parents of another baby girl. Ada Doramarie Arnold was born the 6th of 8 children. Due to her mother preceding her in death during her childhood, Ada was raised by one of her older sisters (Judith Arnold). Ada grew up to be very audacious, and since she was also very pretty, she eventually caught the attention of one Isaac Corins Jr. Isaac swept Ada away at an early 16 years old, and they set out on what would become a very….and I do mean VERY….fruitful journey. (THEY HAD 8 KIDS.....and THEN they married each other).
As a young mother, living in East St. Louis, IL, Ada demonstrated a strong will to survive. Although life was hard, and the struggle very real, Ada worked very hard at raising her children, taking care to see to it that they were endowed with the same strength that she possessed. Through lean times and times of abundance, through hard days and comfortable and peace filled nights, the family grew and thrived like seeds sown on good ground. Ada and her children would eventually sprout roots, and by necessity, were re-planted in Evanston, IL (where her grandparents had been established). While in Evanston, and after overcoming many of life’s obstacles, Ada’s 7 children grew into adults (Johnny preceded her in death 9 days after his premature birth). After spending a good portion of this time living in Portland, OR, Ada returned to Evanston, to be reunited with her roses, and began the work of repairing relationships with her children, and building new ones with her MANY grandchildren and children-in-law.
Ada spent the last years of her life loving on her “gran-babies”, working as a daycare provider, satisfying her never-ending love of Kung Fu movies, faithfully watching WRASTLIN’, teaching her daughters to cook, being threatened to be turned into “an Old Church Lady” by her eldest son, battling with her health issues, and being convinced that God, her children, her gran-babies, her in-laws, her siblings, her nieces & nephews, and her friends, all loved her.
After taking her last breath, Ada departed this life on December 7th, two days after her 60th birthday, surrounded by her family & friends, and her new Sunday School Pastor - Eld. Bernie Hadaway (“Shhh shhh shhh”). After having received many kisses, several facebook & cell phone calls from loved ones to say goodbye, and constant harassment from her eldest [ Tony: You asked the Lord to forgive you for all of your sins? Ada: Yes. Tony: You asked the Lord Jesus to come into your heart and be your savior? Ada: Yes. Tony: Good!!!!!! Let’s do it AGAIN!!!!! ], Ada “flew to Jesus”, so that should could really LIVE!
Ada leaves to cherish her memory: 2 sisters - Judith Arnold and Betty Tolson; 1 brother – Wesley Arnold (Lavonda McNair); her husband and father of her children - Isaac Corins Jr.; 7 children - Anthony (Marquita) Arnold, Isaac (Heather) Corins III, Clifton Arnold, Hilton Corins, Ethia (Jesus) Alverez, Treon Corins, Jennifer Corins (DeJuan Drew); 6 grandsons – Angelo, DeJuan Jr., Jonathan, Kenneth, Josue, and De’Monie; 8 granddaughters – Madison, Makayla, India, Meah, Essynce, Audra, Caia, and Amara; 2 “special babies” – Kennedy & Tristen; and many more nieces, nephews, family members, and friends (including her favorite niece [according to the niece] – Cola). Ada was loved, and she will be missed.
Please keep the family in your Prayers.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director.
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