In Loving Memory of Deacon Jonah Adams Jr.(1953 -2003)

"Precious Lord Take my Hand"

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Our Beloved.. Jonah Jr.

To know him was to love him, Both for family and friends.
And the sweetness of his memory, Time can neither dim nor end
The garden gate opened, He saw you needed rest.
God's garden must be beautiful. For he always takes the best.


Orbituary

God fashioned a master plan that would require 50 years, 2 months, 3 weeks, and 1 day to reach its fruition. JONAH ADAMS, JR. was born August 17, 1953, in Richmond, Virginia. to the proud parents of Linda P. Adams and the late Jonah Adams, Sr. He was the oldest of 12 children. The final aspect of God's plan was completed early Saturday morning, November 1, 2003, as his soul took flight from his home in Chesterfield, Virginia, to transition from mortal to immortality.

Jonah confessed his belief in Jesus Christ at the age of seven and joined the Macedonia Baptist Church on August 17, 1960. He served God during his youth through service on the usher board and the youth choir ministries. He also served on several church committees, and most recently the Deacons' Ministry, to which he was ordained on January 27,2002. He was a member of the Trustee Board, the Financial Committee, and the Dr. Michelle Powell Scholarship Fund Committee. The distance between Deacon Adams' home and church never interfered with his continuous support of his church because of his deep and abiding love for the LORD, his family, his pastor and his church family.

He was a 1972 graduate of the Greensville County High School where he was an accomplished athlete, especially in football. In 1979, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University.

While in Alabama, he found the love of his life, Gloria Jene Williamson-Sprowls and they were married in June 1984. He was the loving father of five children, Monica, Brandon, Dawn, Tayloria and Jonah III. He was also the proud grandfather of two boys, Adrian and Trayvon, and two girls, Nya and Aiyanna.

For 25 years he served as an engineer for Philip Morris USA in Richmond, Virginia. During that time he achieved both manager and senior engineer status and traveled internationally for the company. In the discharge of his duties at Philip Morris, Jonah was inspired to become an inventor, as well. He obtained patents that improve their operational systems, such as hinged-top cigarette box and the apparatus for ultrasonically sealing a food or tobacco container.

In addition to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren, precious memories will be forever cherished by his devoted mother, Linda P. Adams of Emporia, VA; five brothers Jerry(Sheryl) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Jovair of Chesterfield, VA, James Ray (Lisa) of Lithonia, GA, Jonathan (Edrice) of Douglasville, GA, Juan of Norcross, GA; six sisters: Linda J. Adams of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Jerlis(Joseph) Dade of Glen Allen, VA, Jannis(James) Fields of Baltimore, MD, Jackqulyn Adams of Petersburg, VA, Dr. Jean Adams-Sow of Charlotte,NC and Judy Adams of Norcross,GA. His love and support of family endeared him to his many wonderful nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who share our sentiments and joy of having known Jonah.


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Expressions

"Jonah was my uncle. I love him very much. I know that he is in a better place and with God now. He left alot of family behind. Everybody loves him. He treated all of his nieces and nephews like his own children. Jonah touched alot of lives with his caring love. He wanted to make life better for others and spent his life doing so. I will always love my uncle and I know he loved me to."

Rokhaya Aby Jean Sow (for Nieces and Nephews)

"Jonah, we will truly miss you. Thank you for your advice, love, support, and especially for not just being our big brother, but a father to us all. You were always there for us, and we are thankful for the time we had together. We will always love you."

Sisters and Brothers


Acknowledgement

TO THOSE WHO SHARED WITH US

Life is made much richer because you came our way. For all you have done to enhance our time with our beloved Jonah, Jr. and for each kindness you have shared at his passing, we humbly thank you and pray Godís richest blessing upon you. The comfort you gave will remain a precious memory.

The Adams Family


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Jonah's when he was Ordained as a Deacon.


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Jonah During Gloria's Birthday Party


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Jonah During Thanksgivings 2001


Our Beloved Jonah Jr. | Obituary | Expressions | Acknowledgement | Memory Pictures Memory Pictures II | Memory Pictures III | Pictures from Homegoing Service


Pictures from the Homegoing Service.


Our Beloved Jonah Jr. | Obituary | Expressions | Acknowledgement | Memory Pictures Memory Pictures II | Memory Pictures III | Pictures from Homegoing Service