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Antoinette 'Nette' Ollie Charlene Delaney passed away unexpectedly on February 4, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. She was 41.
A public viewing was held on February 11, 2023. A celebration of life will be planned for later this year.
Antoinette was born May 20, 1981 in Portland, Oregon to Malinda Whitlow Flowers and the late Jeffrey Mark Delaney. She was a happy child and enjoyed school, making many lifelong friends along her way. She attended Woodlawn Elementary and Portsmouth Middle Schools where she was identified as a talented and gifted student and entered into the TAG program. She received numerous academic awards and graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School.
She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She loved to sing and was a choir member at New Jerusalem Baptist and Lifeline Christian Church.
In October 2001, she welcomed the birth of her first daughter Au'Driana. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2002. In April 2003, she welcomed her second daughter Denise. Antoinette loved her daughters with all of her heart and lovingly referred to them both as her 'minis'. Antoinette loved to cook and attended culinary school in Las Vegas. Her and her ‘minis’ could often be found in the kitchen cooking special meals together. She relocated to Oregon in 2016 due to health concerns.
Antoinette had an awesome sense of humor and kept her friends and family laughing. She loved wearing socks with colorful designs and was known for her signature fake mustache, jewelry-earrings, necklaces, you name it and she probably owned it. She loved animals, especially kittens and had a special fondness for llamas. She had a large collection of assorted llamas and other stuffed animals in her room. She was so excited the day she got to go see and pet a live llama with her friends from her assisted living community.
Antoinette had a unconditional love for people and easily made friends wherever she went. The beauty of her personality will be missed by everyone that knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Au'Driana and Denise, mother Malinda (Anthony 'Pops'), brother Navarre Sr. (Jeanette) and Jeffrey Jr., uncles Robert, Lenord, Edward Duane, and Phillip Tyrone, cousins Daticia, Alexander, Ryan, Nichole, SirQuinn, SirQuay, Sharvey, ShaDymond, Amanda, Andiera, numerous other cousins, family members and friends including her best friend, Nadja Cunningham and special friend, Darrel Dixon.
We, the family, thank you for the support and unconditional love you have shown to Antoinette throughout her life.
May God pour His abundant blessings on you and those you love.
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