OBITUARY

Mrs. Mary S. Adams

April 13, 1947March 28, 2010

Mary Ruth Stevens Adams, 62, of Hillsborough, NC, passed away on March 28th after a long brave struggle with cancer. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Jesse and Hazel Stevens. She met and married her best friend and lifelong partner, Marvin Adams, in 1963. Marvin and Mary raised a family and made a life by working hard together. Mary’s work outside the home led her into the field of pharmaceutical packaging where she worked for Eisai, Inc. at RTP. She was a strong and compassionate woman who took care of everyone around her. She will always be remembered for her kind heart and will truly be missed by everyone she touched.

She is survived by husband Marvin Adams, children Timothy Adams and wife Jeanne, Angela Adams Lawrence and husband Martin, Chris Adams and wife Ashley, grandchildren Elijah Lawrence, Melyssa Larabie, Olivia and Nate Adams, great grandchild Izzebel Larabie and sisters Doris Webster, Christine Martinez, Ruby Brown and Bobbie Stevens along with many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 31, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 1, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 1, 2010
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Mrs. Mary S. Adams

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Brenda

April 6, 2010

My heart goes out to you Tim and your family, It's hard losing a love one but no more suffering.She was a great mother because she raised a great son.

Mary & Marvin Conner

March 31, 2010

Marvin and Family, We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Although no words can begin to fill the emptiness you are feeling please know you are in our prayers. Although we have not seen you in many years you and Mary did cross our minds quite a few times.

Linda Rush

March 31, 2010

Marvin and family, my prayers are with you. Mary will really be missed. I pray for strenght for you in your time of sorrow.

Rachel Ross Shelton

March 31, 2010

Marvin and family our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

Rachel Ross - Shelton

March 31, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Gayle Morgan

March 31, 2010

Although we didn't know Mary.We still want to say we are sorry.Praying for the family.

Sam & Susan Adams

March 31, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss,our prayers are with you.Mary was loved by all and the type of wonderful lady you will never forget once have meeting her.She will be greatly missed.With Love to you all

Bruce Hastings

March 31, 2010

I greatly enjoyed working with Mary over the years. Pilar and I are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful Lady and pray for you in this difficult time. We know Mary is with God and free of pain and suffering after her courageous battle to live.

Beatrice Smith

March 31, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marvin, I feel like I know you as Mary spoke of you often. I pray that God will give you and the family peace that passes all understanding during this time. I miss Mary as she was a very good friend during the time we worked here at Eisa together. I enjoyed traving with her with the job. We all miss her here at Eisai.

PATRICIA JOYNER

March 30, 2010

I DONT KNOW HOW TO BEGIN BUT I AM SO SORRY THAT MARY WILL NOT BE WITH EVERYONE THAT WAS SO CLOSE TO HER,ESPECIALLY ,MARVIN AND THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ME AND MY FRIENDS[PAM AND LINDA]WERE CLOSE WHEN WE WORKED AT MALLINCKRODT,BUT SHE LEFT US AND WE LOST CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER . WE WENT ON TRIPS WITH THE PLANT ,PARTIES, AND OUR GRAND TRIP TO NEW YORK TO SEE CHIPPENDALES AND SHOPPING.MARVIN IF YOU DONT MIND GIVE ME A CALL WHENEVER YOU ARE ABLE TO TALK AND ARE READY. 919 239 1780 PAT JOYNER, PAM ROBERTS AND LINDA GRIFFIN.