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Ms. Innocencia Maria Houston

October 10, 1931 — January 30, 2024

Savannah, GA

Adams announces the passing Ms. Innocencia Maria Houston, 92, who transitioned on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Sunday, February 18 at 11:30am in Adams Chapel.

Viewing will begin at 11am in Adams Chapel.

Innocencia Maria Houston

Innocencia Maria Figueroa Houston was born on October 10, 1931 in Atlantic City, NJ to Carlos and Reno Martin Signet

Figueroa. She was a vivacious and engaging child who was a top student at Our Lady Star of the Sea Regional School.

Innocencia led a life of Love, Family and Service. She would go on to start her career in New York City joining the staff of

(HARYOU-ACT) Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited with the goal of increasing job opportunities for minority youths while

decreasing juvenile delinquency in central Harlem. There, she met her husband of 17 years, Charles E. Houston, Jr. and they

wed in 1966. The loving couple would have two children Traci and Todd, born in 1967 and 1970, respectively.

In 1973, the Family moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina when the island had one Big Star grocery store, two traffic

circles and no public transit. Innocencia adapted immediately, learning how to drive as an adult, wearing flip-flops in the

winter and becoming the head Administrative Assistant for the newly opened Hilton Head Island Elementary School.

In 1980, the Family moved to Summerville, South Carolina and Innocencia immersed herself in her new community,

becoming a football Team Mom, PTA member and a health professional for many years at the Department of Disabilities,

Hillside Care Facility.

Innocencia’s main joy in life was her Family and her Lord. She was a devoted Mother and devout Christian. Additionally, she

was an avid cook, a meticulous housekeeper, and, as a general rule, one known to be very steadfast in her principles. She

was compassionate, wise and at ease with Life and herself. She was held in high esteem by her Mother & Father-in-law, Rev.

& Mrs. Charles E. Houston Sr.; spending time with “Pop-Pop” discussing lessons from the bible and learning many of Nanna’s

favorite food recipes.

Innocencia was on the Missionary Board of Trueway Missionary Baptist Church and church Mom under the pastorate of Rev.

Brian R. Hunt.

Innocencia was predeceased by: her Parents, Carlos and Reno Martin Signet Figueroa; and her eldest Daughter, Leslie

Doggett of Washington, DC. She is survived by two children: Traci Lynn Houston of Savannah. GA; and Todd Edward Houston

(JD), of Katy, TX. Also mourning her loss are former spouse, Charles E. Houston, Jr., beloved grandchildren Walter Houston

Jones, Madison Maria Houston and Victoria Marie Howell Houston of Katy, TX; sisters-in-law Cornelia Houston Hall (John),

and Jeanne A. Houston; nieces, Alexandria E. Wright, and Nicole R. Callahan (JaMell); nephew, Maurice R. Wright, Jr.; great

nieces London and Brooklyn Callahan, and a great nephew, Cairo Callahan.

The Family of Innocencia Houston, would like to share their sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for the many acts

of kindness and support extended to them during this period of mourning.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 11:30AM on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in the chapel at Adams Funeral

Services, 510 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, Georgia, where friends may view from 11:00 to 11:30.

A Repass will be held after the ceremony from 1-3PM at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA.

Arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Service, Savannah, Georgia, where condolences maybe left at

As the Family matriarch, her guidance will be missed and her Love, support and memory will be forever cherished.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ms. Innocencia Maria Houston, please visit our flower store.

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