Michael Adams

Michael Wayne Adams was born on July 1, 1961 and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 26th, 2016. Michael was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin where he attended Orchard Ridge Elementary and James Madison Memorial High Schools. He attended Madison Area Technical College’s Food Service program. He was a member of Madison Gospel Tabernacle and worked for more than twenty years in the kitchen of the Campus for Kid’s Daycare Center. Most recently, he worked in the kitchen at Manna Café.
Michael had many serious health challenges and was a kidney transplant survivor. Despite his struggles, he remained strong and determined to live his life with pride and dignity to the best of his ability.
Though Michael was a loner, he enjoyed volunteering for causes that encouraged the spiritual development of children, through the AWANA and Sonlight programs. He especially enjoyed being the score-keeper for the Abundant Life Christian School (ALCS) sports teams. One of the happiest moments of his life was when he was presented with an ALCS Letter Jacket with his name embroidered on it. Michael touched the lives of countless kids and young people through his loving and generous spirit. He was special, precious, fun-loving, sensitive, caring, proud, stubborn, bold, independent, thoughtful, loyal and strong. He loved to collect things and had the uncanny ability to identify anything that was a multiple of seven. Michael’s signature style was to wear a sports related cap and jersey from his extensive collection, especially his beloved Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.
Michael is survived by his parents, George and Doris Adams and three siblings: Kevin (Sue) Adams, Larry Adams and Cynthia (Brian) Woodland, 7 nieces and nephews, 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew as well as a host of extended family members and friends.
A word from mom and dad: “We know that Michael was a very special person and we are grateful to have been chosen by God to be his parents.”