Grace Pierce Adams, widow of the late Walter H. Adams, Jr. of Tyler returned to Heaven on Friday, April 27, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. Mrs. Adams resided in Tyler for more than fifty years. She was the daughter of Stella and Abel Pierce of Palacios, Texas. She was a beloved wife and mother of four children. She leaves on earth her children - Dr. Anne Botsford-Puretz, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Margaret M. Adams of Ft. Myers, FL; Walter H. Adams of Mansfield, TX; Priscilla Adams Goode of Houston, TX.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother John Pierce of Katy,TX. She loved family, cooking, gardening and beautiful music. After retiring from ETMC, Grace lived in Florida and studied creative writing authoring short stories and a book. Visitation is at Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday. Funeral services are 1:30 P.M.,Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the funeral home.