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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

Genevieve Cole Adams

November 24, 1925August 24, 2019
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On August 24, 2019, Genevieve Cole Adams went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 24, 1925, in Somerville, Tennessee to John Wilson Cole and Cleo Gay Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. John Q. Adams, her parents and two sisters, Gay and Laverne. She is survived by her five children, Carol Griffin (Rusty), Nancy Hall (Gary), Ellen Cox (Sam), John Adams (Patti), Alice Adams; her thirteen grandchildren; her fifteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Audrey Sanders (Allen) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a pediatric nurse by profession and, as a longtime member of First Baptist Church Memphis, she spent many years rocking babies in the church nursery, teaching a five year old Sunday School, and serving in the church library. More than anything, she loved her family and friends, spending time baking cookies for her "never empty" cookie jar, playing cards with whoever would play with her, growing her roses, and, most importantly, serving her famous pancakes every Saturday morning. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her servant's heart, and her sweet spirit. She is a hero to all who knew and loved her and will be greatly missed by all. Services will be at Collierville Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 12:30pm and the service at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Cancer Center, 7945 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138.

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Griffin (Rusty), Child
  • Nancy Hall (Gary), Child
  • Ellen Cox (Sam), Child
  • John Adams (Patti), Child
  • Alice Adams, Child
  • Thirteen (13), Grandchildren
  • Fifteen (15), Great-grandchildren
  • Audrey Sanders (Allen), Sister
  • She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. John Q. Adams, her parents, John Wilson Cole and Cleo Gay Cole and two sisters, Gay and Laverne.

    She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • West Cancer Center

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Carita and Alston Palmer

August 27, 2019

Our hearts and prayers are with you!

Lyda Lunceford

August 26, 2019

Genevieve was one of the sweetest friends that I’ve ever had. She loved many of Travis’s orchids that he gave her when we moved to Charlotte, NC.. My love to all the children in her passing.❤️🙏🙏

Nita Jan Jones

August 26, 2019

I was truly blessed to have know Mrs. Adams. She was a good friend to my mother and they shared many phone conversations when mobility became an issue. I enjoyed playing cards at her home with her friends. She made a special effort to ride with Carol to moms house for a visit not long before mom passed away. She could not imagine how much mom appreciated that visit. She and I loved your mom and your loving family.

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Biography

On August 24, 2019, Genevieve Cole Adams went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 24, 1925, in Somerville, Tennessee to John Wilson Cole and Cleo Gay Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. John Q. Adams, her parents and two sisters, Gay and Laverne. She is survived by her five children, Carol Griffin (Rusty), Nancy Hall (Gary), Ellen Cox (Sam), John Adams (Patti), Alice Adams; her thirteen grandchildren; her fifteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Audrey Sanders (Allen) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a pediatric nurse by profession and, as a longtime member of First Baptist Church Memphis, she spent many years rocking babies in the church nursery, teaching a five year old Sunday School, and serving in the church library. More than anything, she loved her family and friends, spending time baking cookies for her "never empty" cookie jar, playing cards with whoever would play with her, growing her roses, and, most importantly, serving her famous pancakes every Saturday morning. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her servant's heart, and her sweet spirit. She is a hero to all who knew and loved her and will be greatly missed by all. Services will be at Collierville Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 12:30pm and the service at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Cancer Center, 7945 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138.