Verna Jo Adams

July 22, 1933March 22, 2021

Verna Jo Adams, age 87, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. Verna was born July 22, 1933 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Vernie and Violet Fitts.

Jo moved around a lot as a child due to her father's job. When in high school they finally settled in Conway, Arkansas. She met James "Rudy" Adams in school and they married after graduation celebrating 67 years of marriage.

Jo received her bachelor's degree in education from University of Central Arkansas. She worked for over 35 years for the GPISD, most recently at Adams Middle School. A devoted wife and loving mother she was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and read her Bible every night before bed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Adams family.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, March 29, 2021


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Robin Heisig

April 8, 2021

When my husband Randy started coaching and teaching at Adams, Jo immediately took him under her wing. She became a mentor and friend, and she made school fun for everyone! I will remember her always having a smile on her face. Praying for her family.

Loraine Morazzano

April 6, 2021

Jo was one of the “Adam’s Mommas” to me when I was a newbie almost 30 years ago. Teaching lessons and life lessons were her specialty. She taught us that hard work could also be a ton of fun! She will be missed. Love you!

Corinna Matlock

April 6, 2021

Thank you for being such a great teacher and human. I'm certain Heaven is better with you there.

Whitney Carlisle

April 5, 2021

A wonderful woman and teacher! She taught my mom and I, and we both loved her dearly! She touched many lives as a teacher.

Terry Colip

March 29, 2021

Jo was a second mom to me. Great women, great mom, a caring nice person. Terry

Rhys Woodruff

March 29, 2021

A lot of people I know were not as close to their grandparents as I was. “Jojo” as my brother and I called her meant the world to me. She was the funniest, most kind, and amazing person I was lucky enough to know. She was an immense ball of light wherever she went. Always optimistic but also a realist. She was a truly great human being. Someone I could tell anything to. You will be in my heart forever.

Carla Nix

March 25, 2021

Verna Jo was my third grade teacher at Travis Elementary. To this day, she stands out in my mind as my favorite teacher. She was smart and and funny and loved her students so much. I was blessed to have her as my teacher. May you find comfort in her memory. God bless you all.