Adrian Oates

Adrian Nicole Oates

Tuesday, January 18th, 1977 - Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Adrian Nicole Oates, affectionately known as “Pooh,” of Belmont, Michigan, age 44, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021. She was born to Katherine P. and Willie L. Oates on January 18, 1977, in Saginaw, Michigan.

Adrian attended Houghton Elementary, North Middle, and was a 1995 graduate of Buena Vista High School and furthered her education at Delta Community College.

Pooh loved to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren whom she loved dearly. When she was younger, Pooh loved playing basketball and hanging with friends. In her free time, Adrian would enjoy shopping, attending sporting events, taking trips, and listening to music.

Adrian is survived by her husband Thomas R. Benham; loving children, Jeffrey, Jr., Ivory (Chaniz) Franks, and Paris Oates; two stepdaughters; grandchildren Jeffrey III, Jerzi, Jahzi Franks, and Tatiyana Curry; brothers Willie, Jr., Antwan Oates, and Sam Austin; sisters, Carolyn Bennett, Linda Pritchett, and Barbara Oates; favorite cousins, Sharifa Bennett, Tahisha Cogle, and Jeremy Pritchett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Aunt Mary Pritchett, Uncle Jimmie Pritchett, and best friend, Tara Wilson.

There will be a memorial service for Adrian that will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. CST on March 28, 2021, via ZOOM Video, Meeting ID: 391 920 0166
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Charlene Oates

Posted at 04:21pm
Thank you for being the big sis i never had. All the memories, laughter the good times fly high💙💙💙

John McCray Jr.

Posted at 02:35pm
Condolences from the McCray/Harris Family.
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Curtis Pritchett Posted at 03:24pm

Deepest sympathy to the entire family from Curtis and Valarie Pritchett

Mahogany Brown

Posted at 03:41am
It's been a while since I last saw my old friend. Seems like it was just yesterday though. I am in disbelief of her passing.😢 She was a beautiful soul. My fondest memories of childhood with Adrian were rooted in her competitiveness. She was always up to a challenge, no matter what it was. I loved that about her believe it or not. It kept me sharp. And whenever she wanted to find the courage to do something, she would come find me, just so I could get in it with her like a backup!!! 😂😂😂 She knew my overly honest self would not let her or anybody else take anything too far when it came to her. And her blunt honesty was needed for me sometimes as well. I am sure all who were close to her will truly miss her presence. My condolences to you all.

Love Asia & the twins

Posted at 06:20pm
In this short period knowing you, you were an amazing Grandmother. Me and the twins forever grateful for getting the opportunity to Speak to you.
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