Adam Wells Lee

April 14, 1992 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 28)


Adam Wells Lee was born April 14, 1992, to Oralia *Yitd'Wells and Keith Adam Lee Jr in Sacramento, CA. While his parents went on to other relationships, he still remained close with both. His relationship with his Grandfather, Dennis Wells, and his Grandmother, Mary Lou Merical, along with his own innate energy, helped to form the man he would become. They both owned strong personalities, extreme love for Adam, and both were natural teachers that showered Adam with every bit of education and the moralistic standard they could cram into each day spent with him. One of the first children born in his generation on both sides, Adam very quickly became everyone,s precious baby. His young uncles and aunts were crazy about him and it quickly became clear to his parents that they had no choice but to share him with these 2 large families made up of some of the most intelligent, passionate, and feisty people Sacramento ever saw. Though he grew to be a very charismatic and confident young man, he yet remained extraordinarily kind, caring, and tender-hearted.

The precious time spent with his grandparents was both a blessing and a curse. Though Adam's skills in basketball were advanced enough to go on to a professional career in the NBA, he had trouble containing his frustrations with poorly-trained teaching staff. This feisty spirit kicked in which only led to his being banned from sports activities. During this part of his life, Adam had two really close friends that would remain dear to him his entire life. Ket 'bubba" Hawkins III, was at his side from the time of birth, and never left to the end. His friend Marque Johnson came into his life in grade school and they quickly became great friends. Marque even began to live in Adam's house, which bonded them even more. Sadly, it was Marque's tragic death when he was senselessly gunned down as he walked to school that would haunt Adam until the end.

As Adam grew older, younger siblings were born and Adam at times felt like the odd man out. This only brought him closer to his grandmother Mary, who was dedicated to him possibly more than anyone, He also began to spend much time with his uncles and aunts, who never turned him away. He very quickly became his own man, but his relationship with his mother was undoubtedly the deepest bond he had with anyone. He loved her beyond imagination and it was from her that he truly learned to be deeply dedicated to his own children. His first child was Miah'oGwen" Lee, was a force to be reckoned with. She mastered this trait along with the rich charismatic energy of her dad. His second child, Zoey Lee, was a completely different style of strength. Adam called her the hardest and most fearless person he knew. Adam soon found out he had another beautiful daughter. Zamorahlee owns the exuberant spirit that was so much a part of her dad. Maci'oFam" Lee was born on February 14, 2020. That day that her grandmother held her and looked at her little face that was a duplicate of her dad's and announced to Adam that Maci was straight up Fam.

It was three more tragedies that affected Adam to the end of his life. During a trip to Texas in20L3, his grandfather and grandmother both passed away suddenly on the same day. Adam was detained in a Houston jail when he learned of their passing and was not able to attend either funeral; this devastated him profoundly, and despite numerous attempts by his mother to get him some help to deal with the grief that never left him, he refused. The last and final blow came *hen his dear friend James was gunned down as he sat enjoying an evening out with friends. This seemed to be more than Adam could bear and his heart ached until only a few months later when Adam went to bed with his fianc6 and his children, and tragically died in his sleep, leaving behind a multitude of family and friends that will hurt forever no longer having this powerhouse of love in our lives. Our world will NEVER be the same

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 Service Program


May 6, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thompson Rose Chapel
3601 5th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Graveside Service
May 7, 2020

9:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
6509 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95820

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