In Loving Memory of
Naolia L. Adams
June 30, 1926-July 30, 2011
A Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother and Great- Great- Grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30th 2011 at home surrounded by her loving husband Jesse Ralph Adams of 67 years and family.
Born in Los Angeles California was the beginning of her journey filled with many experiences. Those early years of her life would soon turn from the happiest times a child growing up enjoys, into Doctors, surgery, medications and the loss of natural hearing. Adversities of double mastoid surgery quickly changed a preteen's normal day of activities, which all most everyone else takes for granted. God's love and her internal perseverance quickly became the force that carried and nurtured her during this difficult period of adjustment that ultimately became a life time of adjustments.
During WWII many Honorable Americans acquired a Military uniform while others in support wore the Honorable uniform of factory workers, riveters, welders, aircraft fuel tank assemblers the latter of which being her role of supporting efforts during WWII in California.
It was the summer of 1944 when she met the love of her life, a USN Sailor, Jesse Ralph Adams and like many other couples they married that fall just prior to his shipping out. The end of WWII brought with it a new beginning with the train ride across country into Illinois during the fall where they settled in the Township of Virden and became lifelong members of Grace Baptist Church. In 1947 the family began with the first born of their children. Their blessings of family had grown with the last addition in 1960, a completed family of two daughters and four sons. We provided some interesting times for Mom and her hearing or not hearing. Yet this adversity did not hamper her giving of love and caring in our home, it was apparent with whoever has had time to know her, realizing how difficult it is not being able to hear all things clearly with complete understanding.
In 1991 they decided that Florida would become home after her retirement at Dickey Johns, meaning no more cold and snow. Shortly after getting settled Mom became a volunteer at FHCP (Florida Health Care Plans) in Orange City, FL which was a calling for her. She loved and enjoyed the many years giving over 4000hrs of her time and helping in any way that she could. Her volunteering at FHCP was her inspiration and compassion each and every day. A left hip total Arthroplasty meant that she would not continue with the passion she came to love so much.
Preceding her in death a loving daughter and a loving son; She is survived by her husband of 67 yrs, 1 brother, 2 sister in-laws, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughters' in-laws, 1 son in-law, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren with 1 great-great-grandchild on the way, with many, many extended family members, a heritage covering nine states.
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We will always Love and forever hold her dear in our hearts, missing her ever caring presence.