Lorraine Marie Adams

April 8, 1923October 13, 2011

Lorraine Marie (Peppenhorst) Adams was born on April 8, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the oldest of two children born to Braswell and Rosa Peppenhorst. Her younger brother was Howard Peppenhorst.

Lorraine graduated from Melvindale High School in 1941. She married Frank Adams on July 27, 1942. She is survived by their four children, seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents learned the truth in Melvindale, Michigan, when Lorraine was five years old. Lorraine was baptized in 1938, at the age of fifteen. She was one of 15,000 children at the St. Louis, Missouri, district convention who received the publication entitled “Children” from Brother Rutherford.

During her life Lorraine experienced much opposition because of her faith. She was with others in the ministry one day in Jackson, Michigan, driving a sound car. After stopping for a time, several angry men overturned the car. On another occasion, she was participating in street witnessing in Wyandotte, Michigan, when the entire group was arrested and put in jail. They sang kingdom songs until the Congregation Servant bailed them out. That Congregation Servant became her husband four years later. She was also part of a large group of witnesses who faced mob action in Newport, Michigan. Through it all, her faithfulness never wavered. She has been an inspiration to all who knew her.

In her seventy-three years of dedicated service to Jehovah, Lorraine never missed a month in the ministry. She took advantage of her time in the rehab facility following her recent surgery to witness to the staff. In her final days she was still preaching the good news.

Lorraine fell asleep in death at her son Paul’s home on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at the age of eighty-eight. She will be deeply missed.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 29, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Virginia & Allen Erickson

December 2, 2011

Jan, I am so sorry for your loss - I know you will miss her everyday until you see her again at her resurrection in paradise! She raised a beautiful daughter in you and was an outstanding example as a parent for her faithfulness to Jehovah! What a blessing she has lead so many to Jehovah by her example and courageous work in the ministry! She also was a fabulous cook! Much love to the whole family! She will be missed until then and awaited! You are all in our prayers! Allen & Ghingher Erickson and kids!!

Sandra Colvin

November 26, 2011

I am sending lots of love and hugs to all of you. I'm sure it must be difficult losing your precious Mom and GG. I look forward to her resurrection. What a happy time that will be!

Heleena Beckman

November 9, 2011

My heart goes out to your family,

I was comforted with this thought when my brother passed away five years ago, Lorraine is on same train that we are all on.... heading for the paradise! Some are in the sleeping cart area and the others are up in their seats still preaching until the end of the trip. It won't be long now........

Missie Thomas-Elliott

October 31, 2011

Lorriane was such a wonderful lady. She was so refined but yet loved to have a good laugh. I always loved book study and service at the Riley/Adams home!! I felt a kinship to Lorriane as she know my grandmother and share many memories of Detroit and Michingan with our family. She was such a wonderful example of a spritural women and we can all take her example and learn. She will be greatly missed by all who had the priviledge to know a gem of a lady!

October 29, 2011

i'm deeply sorry to here of your loss. i'm larry's mother in-law and even though i never met lorraine through larry i feel that i did know her. my prayers are with you and your family and know that lorraine is in gods loving arms and looking down on all of us with love everlasting.

Bennie Alexander

October 29, 2011

Jan, your mom will be missed greatly. She had so much energy for the ministry - even with her bad knees. Her energy level was amazing and encouraging. When I heard Jane call her "GG" I was intrigued, but then came to understand it stood for Great Grandmother. What a treat to have several generations faithfully serving Jehovah. Love you all.

Cindi Branch

October 29, 2011

Jan, I was so very sorry to learn of your Mother's death. While I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I believe I know her because of you. I'm sure the special person you are is due to her influence. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 28, 2011

Sister Adams will be deeply missed, resting in Jah's memory now awaiting the gift of everlasting life in view. Can't wait to see her again.
Love and warn christian greetings to the family.

Lynda Walker
Katy North Cong.

October 28, 2011

Our love and support will always be here for you. We are so saddened by Lorraine's Death, Kind of my last connection with my Mom, who loved your Mom. Our Prayers are with you and your family. Love Bill & Hiam