Possible changes to service times: Because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, events like visitations and services may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check with the funeral home or church before leaving to attend an event.


Looking for a particular obituary?

Obits submitted to The Gazette are published online and in the newspaper the next day.

Adrienne Eugina Doolin Howard

ADRIENNE EUGINA DOOLIN HOWARD
Cedar Rapids


Adrienne Eugina Doolin Howard, 75, daughter of Pearl A. Doolin and Emmitt Eugene Doolin, was born June 16, 1944. She departed this life Thursday, April 30, 2020, of complications from COVID-19, after a lengthy stay at Living Centers Nursing Home Facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She was born in St. Louis, Mo., and had a passion for soul food, cooking, music
and her church. She reared four children in East St. Louis, Ill.
She was preceded in death by children, Howard E. Doolin, Sr. and Viola E. Howard; and siblings, Burdell M., Madeline and Regina Doolin.
Adrienne E. Howard is survived by two sons, Emmitt J. Doolin of Marion, Iowa, and David C. Washington of Carbondale, Ill.; siblings, Dedric, Aaron and Emmitt E. (Michelle) Doolin; Steven Bacon; Derek, Kyle and Lori Doolin; Louisia (Eric) Harrison, Donna Jackson and Stephanie Doolin Bacon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many other relatives, family members and friends.
The family expresses a special thank you to her brother, Burdell's widow, Christine Arenas Doolin, who met our mother 18 years ago and touched her life in many ways.
A family memorial will be planned at a later date.
Service by Officer. www.officerfh.com.
Buy flowers
Share a memory of