|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1959|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2010|
Adelle, I thank God upon every remembrance of you! You will be missed all the days of my life! Vade mecum Adelle . . .
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains - and is immortal". A. Pike
ADELLE MARIE COSTA was born in Detroit, Michigan August 5,1959 to Rose Marie Costa (Oliva) and Francesco (Frank) Costa M.D., who were wonderful parents. Adelle had two younger brothers - Frank and Anthony Costa who love her dearly.
Adelle graduated from Gabriel Richard High School in 1977, Monroe Community College in 1979 and attended Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
"For where your treasure is - there will your heart be also"!
I met Adelle at the Community Education Counseling Center (C.E.C.C.) in Dearborn, Michigan - a crisis intervention center. Adelle was a counselor and instructor. I was introduced to C.E.C.C. and Adelle by my nephew and friend Jim Qualls. I went there to volunteer as a crisis intervention person on a telephone hotline - to prevent people from committing suicide. Adelle interviewed me and became my instructor. Adelle saved many souls from suicide! She made a difference in so many lives! I remember one man in particular, Wayne Moody, he became a lifelong friend to Adelle and I. Wayne told Adelle that he would not be alive today if it weren't for her genuine kindness and compassion.
The first thing I thought when I met Adelle was - "this woman's husband is such a lucky guy"! She was so beautiful, kind and genuinely sweet! Her voice was sweet as an angel - almost childlike! I've met many people in my life - Adelle was special and had a very gentle way about her - like an earthly angel! Little did I know - she was single, never married. I asked her on a date - we were never apart after our first date - we married a year later. You know what? Her husband was a very lucky guy - lucky indeed! Blessed by God Himself!
Adelle married the love of her life Matthew Jenkins at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan on Sunday, May 20th, 1984 - they had one fantastic son Matthew Franklin Jenkins born in July of 1989. Adelle and Matthew were married for over 25 years. With great love - comes great loss! It was the worst day of my life when Adelle died! I feel a deep, never ending, lasting loss without my girl - until we meet again sweetheart!
To the world - she was just one person - but to one person - she was the world!
Adelle was a wonderful person - an absolute angel on earth. She never had a mean word to say about anyone. Adelle was a friend to everyone she met. She was the bravest person I've ever known - she fought amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with unwavering faith, courage and strength - Adelle was totally paralyzed, unable to speak or move whatsoever and confined to a bed in Hospice for many years. She suffered in terrible pain more than anyone I've ever seen in my life! She never complained even though she had so many reasons. Adelle and our family suffered for nearly 9 years with this horrible disease. She smiled everyday - her sickness never diminished her beautiful spirit!
Adelle was an amazingly strong woman. Of all the earthly gifts I could have given our only son Matty - the Greatest gift of all was his Mother Adelle! Nothing could ever compare to her! She loved sitting on the porch swing in the rain singing with her little boy. Adelle believed that the most important things in life cannot be touched or even seen at all - they must be felt from the heart! Adelle gave the world far more than she ever took from it! It is well with her soul! Adelle trusted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She is in heaven with the Lord today . . . This old world surely became a lesser place when Adelle went to heaven. Adelle was truly special, so very special . . .
What'll I do with just a photograph to tell my troubles to? When I'm alone with only dreams of you - that won't come true - what'll I do?
Adelle was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and best friend! I can't wait to see your beautiful face again sweetheart! Adelle was the kindest person that God ever placed on earth, and I feel so very, very honored to have been her husband.
Adelle, I think of you and miss you everyday of my life. I thank God upon every remembrance of you! Every remembrance sweetheart!
"A virtuous woman is more precious than fine rubies"
Note: Adelle loved singing as the deer panteth for the water, so my soul longeth after thee. You alone are my hearts desire - and I long to worship thee!
Michigan Memorial Park
Created by: Matthew Jenkins
Record added: May 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69848725