Ahmad Mikeil Adams was born Jan. 6, 2003, to Toni Thornton and Averett Adams III. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Rest Baptist Church. Ahmad loved going to church and was very active in the Jr. Ushers’ Ministry, Children’s Ministry and Children’s Choir. Even with his illness, Ahmad would come to worship service, whenever his health allowed.
Ahmad attended J. L. Jones and E.S. Richardson Elementary where all of his teachers and fellow students loved him and adored his courage.
In 2011, at the age of 8, Ahmad was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). After treatment, including chemotherapy and amputation of one his legs, the cancer was defeated. In February 2013, after the cancer had been in remission, it reappeared in both lungs. In November 2014, Ahmad was also diagnosed with AML Leukemia.
Ahmad never complained or felt sorry for himself. He was diagnosed as a mere boy but fought his illness like a king. He was an inspiration to everyone.
Although his time spent at St. Jude was for treatment of his illness, Ahmad made lifelong friends and extended family members.
He loved watching TV, playing with his iPad and Nintendo 3S with his sister LaJayla.
On March 14, Ahmad departed this earthly life. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Averett II and Galvester Adams.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his mother Toni Thornton Adams; his father, Averett Adams III.; his sister, LaJayla Thornton; maternal grandparents, Patricia Thornton Seamster (Anthony) and Cedric Day; maternal great-grandmother, Annie Thornton Lewis (John); godparents, Leonard and Janell Thornton Edmonds; his maternal and paternal aunts and uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The cancer did not win or steal his joy. Ahmad was at peace. Recently, he talked with his family about Heaven and he was ready to be made whole again and walk around with his loved ones that were already there.
The family of Ahmad Adams extends special thanks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and its Shreveport affiliate, University Health, Jean Moore and the St. Rest Transportation Ministry, CenterPoint Energy, Webster Parish schools, Oreata Banks, Melissa Harris, Danny McKinney with Divine Services, Tamika White with Gamble Hospice, Brandy Moore, Tellys Stevens and the Minden community for the love and support given to Ahmad and his family.
Celebration of life services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at St. Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. B. J. Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Sheppard Street Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, March 20 in Kennon’s Mortuary Chapel.
Email condolences may be sent to [email protected].