Jean Day Adams

May 2, 1933January 18, 2012

Jean Day Adams, 78, passed away on January 18, 2012. Born on May 2, 1933 in Portsmouth, Virginia; she was the daughter of the late Herbert Hamilton Massey and Kathleen Mae Skackleford Massey.

Jean retired from the accounting department at Kerr Drug. She was an active member of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church and the older, wiser, loving seniors.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Adams; her son, Timothy C. Thomas and wife, Judy of Raleigh and their daughters, Stephanie Watkins and husband Zeke, of Charlotte, and Amy Thomas, of Raleigh; sister, Virginia Swartz and husband Mike, of Orange Park, FL and their daughters, Ruth Swartz and Melissa Ward and husband Jon; and by Bob’s sons: Robert Mark Adams and wife Jody, of Cincinnati, Ohio and their daughters, Jocelyn and Sydney Adams, and Stacy Hall Adams, of Jacksonville, FL.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William N. Day, Jr. in 1995 and by her brother, Herbert Massey, Jr.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Blue Ridge Health Care Center for their loving care of Jean and her family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, with the family receiving friends following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church - 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary, NC 27511 or to a charity of choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 21, 2012

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January 21, 2012

"When Marvin and I were members of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, two of the people we remember for their kindness and warmth were Jean and Bob. I also remember driving with you both to New Berne as a member of OWLS.That was a great group of people. What a wonderful lady and I know there are many who have fond memories of Jean. I was always amazed that she laughed at all of Bob's corny jokes just she had just heard them for the first time. She was a grand lady who made an impact on many people's lives. I am honored to have known her.
We contributed to the Durham Rescue Mission as a memorial to Jean. Thank you for being a part of my life and may your spirit and love continue in loving memories for years to come."
Marvin and Margie Maddox Cary, NC

Molly Howe

January 20, 2012

Sending my love to you, Stephanie, and to your family and wishing you the comfort of the memories you all have.

Hoke Yin

January 20, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and your love ones.

Susan Feuerstein

January 19, 2012

I had the privilege of working with Jean at the MacGregor Kerr Drugs back in the early 90s. She was quite a lady. May her beautiful spirit live on in your memories. My prayers are with you.

January 19, 2012

We know how very proud of you your mother must have been. You were such a good and loving son who loved his mother very much. We know you will miss her, but hold her dearly in your heart always.
Debbie and Terry Handley

January 19, 2012

Sorry about Jean's death. She was like a second mother to me.