Georgia Adams Obituary
Adam and his 'Georgia Peach.' Georgia and Adam on their way to the Debutant Ball in Las Vegas, NV

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Georgia Adams

August 21, 1931 - January 1, 2012
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Georgia Grant Adams was born Friday, August 21, 1931 in Montgomery, Alabama to Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Grant and Richard Albert Grant, Sr. She was the couple’s third child and was named in honor of her father’s mother. Young Georgia experienced a great loss at the age of three when her mother died suddenly; she would go on to experience great joyfulness in her life when her father wed Flora F. Watkins, Mama Flora as she would come to be known. Growing up the family attended Holt Street Baptist Church. Georgia often spoke of her experiences living in Montgomery. The family participated in several activities of the Montgomery Improvement Association, including the National Walk Day Bus Boycott. In her youth, Georgia enjoyed cooking, dancing, going to the movies, playing the piano, basketball. In 1948 her sister Ann introduced her to her future husband Senior Airmen Walter Adams. They fell in love and were married on June 7, 1949. As a military wife Georgia learned to quickly adapt to whatever presented itself, including moving on a sixty-day notice. While in the Air Force the couple was relocated several times, creating a family of five (Kenneth, Walter, Scherrie, Sharon, and Vincent) and making life long friends along the way. One of Georgia’s favorite pastimes was bowling which her eldest son Kenneth introduced her to while they were stationed at Barksdale A.F.B., in Shreveport, Louisiana. She bowled in various tournaments throughout Europe and the United...
Georgia Grant Adams was born Friday, August 21, 1931 in Montgomery, Alabama to Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Grant and Richard Albert Grant, Sr. She was the couple’s third child and was named in honor of her father’s mother.

Young Georgia experienced a great loss at the age of three when her mother died suddenly; she would go on to experience great joyfulness in her life when her father wed Flora F. Watkins, Mama Flora as she would come to be known.

Growing up the family attended Holt Street Baptist Church. Georgia often spoke of her experiences living in Montgomery. The family participated in several activities of the Montgomery Improvement Association, including the National Walk Day Bus Boycott.

In her youth, Georgia enjoyed cooking, dancing, going to the movies, playing the piano, basketball.

In 1948 her sister Ann introduced her to her future husband Senior Airmen Walter Adams. They fell in love and were married on June 7, 1949. As a military wife Georgia learned to quickly adapt to whatever presented itself, including moving on a sixty-day notice. While in the Air Force the couple was relocated several times, creating a family of five (Kenneth, Walter, Scherrie, Sharon, and Vincent) and making life long friends along the way.

One of Georgia’s favorite pastimes was bowling which her eldest son Kenneth introduced her to while they were stationed at Barksdale A.F.B., in Shreveport, Louisiana. She bowled in various tournaments throughout Europe and the United States.

In addition to bowling, she loved making Ceramics. She made the Nativity Scene that was put out every Christmas!

Georgia was a talented seamstress, she made everything from clothes for her daughter’s and their dolls, to the curtains in her home as well as those that adorn the pulpit at the Unity Baptist Church.

Georgia was known for her Fruit Cake! During the holidays, she would bake cakes for family and friends. Her recipe made many who did not care for fruit cake change their minds... just ask anyone that was fortunate to enjoy a slice! If you got a whole cake, you were considered family!

In 1973 Walter retired from active military service. They chose Las Vegas as their home.

As a member of Unity Baptist Church, she served in several ministries, President of the Usher Board, Trustee, and Treasurer for the Usher Board.

Georgia Grant Adams welcomed in the New Year with her family and peacefully slipped away on January 1, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter Adams, Sr., son Walter Adams, Jr., brothers Richard A. Grant Jr., and Jesse R. Grant.

She is survived by her sister Ann Latimer, children Kenneth E. Adams, Scherrie (Glenn Allen. Sr.) Adams-Ambre and Sharon Y. (Robert Nelson) Dockter; and Vincent P. Adams; Daughter-in-law Yvette Adams; grandchildren, La Tonya Broome-Richardson, Kendria Adams, Christianson (Megan) Dockter, Markeesha (Ronnie) Phillips, Vencient-Michael, Courtenay and Chardonnay Adams-Ambre; and great-grandchildren, C.C. Richardson, Derivan, Keeley, Aliyah and Lakota Dockter.

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"I shall always remember Georgia as a very friendly and down to earth person. She often visited Montgomery from Las Vegas and we always greeted each other..." Vee Ashley-Parker (Montgomery, AL)

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