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Naomi R. McAdoo

August 12, 1921 September 8, 2022
Naomi R. McAdoo
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Obituary for Naomi R. McAdoo

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Thursday, September 22,2022


St. Matthews AME Church

215 North 57th Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 19139


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NAOMI MCADOO LIFE STORY 


NAOMI, who was the only child born of the union of Beatrice and William Harrison, was born

August 12, 1921, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She was the product of the Pittsburgh public school

system. It was at Schenley High School that she met her future husband, Andrew Hargraves Taylor

(who, also, was an only child). Of their union, Donald and Tona (aka Toni) were born. A son was

stillborn, and a daughter, Lynette, died soon after birth.


The family subsequently moved to Philadelphia where Andrew worked at the Navy Yard and

Naomi held various domestic jobs. It would be years later that she found the job she thoroughly

enjoyed: selling in various departments at Strawbridge and Clothier (having previously worked at

The Blum Store on Chestnut Street). She received many many accolades from both customers and

employers.


Irreconcilable circumstances caused Naomi and Andrew to go separate ways. In 1953, Naomi

married Robert McAdoo. Their devotion to one another was broken by his death in 1974.

Church “life” had always been an important part of Naomi’s life, having attended the Warren

United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh as a child and teenage years and, later (as an adult), the

Central Baptist Church (also in Pittsburgh.) She became a Sunday School Teacher while at the Mt.

Olivet Baptist Church in Philadelphia. But it was at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, under the

pastorage of Reverend Albert Campbell that she seemed to find her niche. She was a member

there for over forty years, having served as a missionary and member of the “Just Us” ministries.

She would frequently visit St. Matthew, where her daughter was (is) a member. Having for the first

time heard the late Reverend Theophilus Harper preach, Naomi remarked to Tona, “Your church

sounds like it’s Baptist!”


When memory loss was becoming more frequent with Naomi, and Tona had started picking

Naomi up to take her to church, Naomi decided that she would come to St. Matthew instead of being

dropped off at Mt. Carmel. On Mother’s Day of 2015, under the pastorage of Reverend Roland

McCall, Naomi joined St. Matthew.


Naomi was a devoted daughter to her mother. Before her mother went to live with her, Naomi

called her every day. When she had to put her mother in a nursing home, Naomi visited her every

day. Indeed, she “honored” her mother. And God, who is a promise-keeper, gave Naomi a long

(and, for the most part, good) life. She was a wonderful mother as well as loving grandmother, great

grandmother and great-great grandmother.


She was preceded in death by her oldest grandson, Kent Allen Taylor.

Cherished memories will be shared by: Donald (Doris) and “Toni”; her grandchildren, Matthew

(Artavia), Jeffrey and Cheo (Efiya); her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jeffrey, II, (Shanice), Kyle, and

Artavia; great-great-grandchildren, Jahsiri, Adeniji, Zenzele, Syncere and Javiyah; in addition to

many other relatives and many friends who will treasure her memory.





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Cemetery Details

Location

Rolling Green Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1008 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382

1008 West Chester Pike West Chester 19382 PA
United States
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