MARY ELIZABETH ADAMS was born on July 15, 1930, in Coahoma, Mississippi to Cleo Jackson and Exie. B Hunter.
Mary attended school in St. Louis, Missouri, and Helender, Arkansas. While living in St. Louis she attended church at Prince of Peace Baptist Church. Later she moved to Gary Indiana with her mother Exie B Weaver.
Mary later relocated to Sacramento, California with her son Brian L. Adams where she started working as a Nursing Assistant for the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility. She worked as a nursing assistant for 27 years before retiring. In addition to working as a nursing assistant – on many days you may have seen Mary walking to work. Mary also loved to babysit – she really loved children. She was a wonderful cook, loved crossword puzzles, loved talking on the phone as she was always checking to see how others were doing.
Mary attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, actively attend Sunday worship service and Sunday School. She was on fire for the Lord and was always reading her bible.
Over the years, Mary’s health began declining and she eventually moved to Eskaton Greenhaven Skilled Nursing Facility where she spent her last two years of life as a resident. While at Eskaton she became the mother, grandmother, friend, etc. to many of the staff and residents there.
She is survived by her son Brian L. Adams (Sacramento, CA), her daughter, Janice Dorsey (Albert Trout) Gary Indiana, brother, Freeman, sister-in-law, Doris Poindexter (Sacramento, CA), grandchildren - Bradley Clark Jr. (Quentenna), Margaret Woods (Gary Indiana), Lenell Adams, Brandon Adams (Jenelle), Brittany Adams, daughters-in-love - Dharon Grayson, Norma Adams, (Sacramento, CA), and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her Mother Exie B Weaver, Father Cleo Jackson, brother, William, sisters Delores and Helen, grandson, Julian Adams, and great-grandson Apollo Adams.
She will be forever remembered in the hearts of family and friends.
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