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ETHEL VIOLA ADAMS

June 29, 1922 April 28, 2014
ETHEL VIOLA ADAMS
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Ethel Viola Jones Adams was born June 29, 1922, in Huntingtown, Maryland to the late Lucas H. Jones, Sr., and Edna Jacks Jones. She departed this life at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, Maryland, on April 28, 2014.

Mother Adams attended the public schools of Calvert County. On January 13, 1941, she was joined in holy matrimony to George Edward Adams (deceased) and lived in Washington, D.C., until they moved to Calvert County in 1943. They remained in this blessed union for 52 years until his homegoing in 1993.

Mother Adams received salvation and came to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Thomastown, Maryland, in 1956 under Bishop James Brown. She later became a faithful member of Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord, Inc. (AFCJCL), for the past 50 years. Through her sincere commitment she was appointed a church mother at a young age. She truly loved and enjoyed working within the AFCJCL family cooking delicious meals, providing financial support, and receiving visiting church guests from all over the country.

Mother Adams was a loving wife, an illustrious domestic engineer, and enjoyed her ministry as a children’s advocate in addition to diligently raising her family. She began her child care career in 1964 with working moms and the Calvert County Social Services Department as a foster parent. She retired from foster parenting after 28 years. She frequently was recognized and rewarded as a special foster care parent and respite care provider. In 1991, Mother Adams was selected from 20 nominees to represent all outstanding Calvert County parents at a statewide event and was honored by former Governor William Donald Schaefer as one of “Maryland’s Most Beautiful Parents.” She also received special awards from the Calvert County Foster Care Program.

Mother Adams leaves to cherish her loving memory, thirteen children: Patricia L. Adams Bias (Harvey), George E. Adams, Jr. (Alice), Paul W. Adams (Chris), Ferne L. Hicks, Sondra C. Gorman (Archie), Carol “Bootsie” Ann Elizabeth (deceased), Pierce A. Adams Sr., Brenda Thornes, Dawn Mackall, Mark Adams Sr. (Bertina), Michele Adams (Jerry), Keith Rawlings Sr., and Clinton Beverly (Ingrid). Thirteen grandchildren: Tonia, Shawn, Marcia, Travis, Kwabena “Kaya”, Jerin “Kayi”, Pierce “PJ” Jr., Paulette, Markishah, Mark Jr., Keith “KJ” Jr., Shawnisa, and Isaiah. Six great-grandchildren: Kaliyah, Makiyah, Kiara, Warren, Tanah, and Kaleb.

Her loving sisters are Loretta Richardson (Clyde), Juanita Jenkins (Robert Jr.) and Jean Greene (George, both deceased). Six deceased brothers and wives: Floyd (Martha), Rayfield (Adele), Wilson, Pearly, Horace (Mary), Lucas, Jr. Four living brothers-in-law: Joseph Adams, Sr. (Gladys, deceased) James Adams (Angelina), Melvin Emerson, Jr.(Mary, deceased), Ronald Strothers (Martha, deceased). Four deceased brothers-in-law: Harry, Stanley (Lillian, both deceased), Therman and Lemuel. Two deceased sisters-in-law: Georgia Wallace (Johnny, both deceased) Bernice Simms (Sylvester, both deceased). She leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends to also cherish her memories; including a special sister Mrs. D. Frances Pratt, special sisters-in-law Dorothy Jones, Lillian Adams, Dorothy Adams, and daughter-in-law Nancye Adams. A close friend and cousin, Phillip Jones, Sr. and dear friends Mothers: Gough, Harvey, and Christine Easton. Three “adopted” daughters in love; Mildred W. Young, Bertha W. Young, Jeanne Walls, and one “adopted” son Bishop James C. Wallace.

Mother Adams will be sorely missed by all who knew her, because to know her was to love her. She was affectionately known as Mother, Mama, Granny, and Miss Ethel to anyone who knew her.

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Visitation

Monday

5

May

6:00 PM 5/5/2014 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/5/2014 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

6

May

10:00 AM 5/6/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
Grace Brethren Church

9870 Old Solomons Island Road
Owings, MD 20736

Grace Brethren Church
9870 Old Solomons Island Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

6

May

11:00 AM 5/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
Grace Brethren Church

9870 Old Solomons Island Road
Owings, MD 20736

Grace Brethren Church
9870 Old Solomons Island Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

6

May

1:00 PM 5/6/2014 1:00:00 PM
Apostolic Faith Church

8800 Adams Church Road
Owings, MD 20736

Apostolic Faith Church
8800 Adams Church Road Owings 20736 MD
United States
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