OBITUARY

Paula Jacobs Adams

September 18, 1935June 11, 2018
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Paula Kenny Jacobs Adams went home to live with her Lord and Savior Jesus

Christ for all eternity on Monday, the 11th of June 2018. She was born on the 18th of September 1935, in Houston, Texas to Katherine M. Jacobs Nelms and Charles Edwin Jacobs. C.E. Jacobs died while they were living in Alice, Texas and later her mother married Albert Lewellyn Nelms III who then moved the family to Kingsville. Paula went to the University of Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English literature, and throughout life found pleasure in quoting from memory all her favorite poems. At Texas she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was born a tap dancer and danced her way through Kingsville High School and the University where she started out with the tap group "The Texanna" and later on had great fun dancing and singing in The Junior League Charity Balls. After college she worked for Humble Oil. In 1958 she married Alexander DeGraaf Adams who loved her and met her every need. They had two sons whom she cherished.

At a Billy Graham Crusade in the 1960's Paula recommitted her life to Jesus Christ. From then on her focus was to proclaim and exalt Him. "She had no greater joy than this to hear of her children and grandchildren walking in the truth." 3 John 4 She said that her daughters-in-law and grandchildren were precious gifts of God's grace. She spent hours with them at their ranch in Blanco making up plays, singing, and dancing. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.

She also loved to play bridge. Paula has been an active member of Bethel Church since 1970. Her gift was that of "encouragement," as no one left her presence without feeling uplifted and affirmed. She was a prayer warrior. Throughout her early life she was involved in volunteer work; and she and her husband were involved in many ministries. She was a member of The Junior League of Houston.

Paula leaves behind her best friend and prayer partner, her dear faithful husband Alexander Adams, her sons: Samuel and Matthew, and daughters-in-law Julie and Kendall, and her grandchildren Lacy, Ben, Emma, Andrew, Walker and the twins Sophie and Megan, and Luke. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved sister Judy Jacobs Mahony, Norman Adams, precious cousins Jacqueline Gittinger Fetzer, and her loving cousin Patrick Bond. She leaves behind her brothers-in-law and wives, Maurice and Barbara Adams, William and Cathey Mahony, and dear nieces and nephews.

The memorial service is to be conducted at half past twelve o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 19th of June, at Bethel Church, 825 Bering Drive in Houston, where Pastor Wayne Smith is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the Fellowship Hall. The family will have gathered for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions can be directed to the Bethel Church, 825 Bering Drive, Houston Texas 77057, the KHCB Christian Radio, 2424 South Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77098, The Star of Hope, 6897 Ardmore, Houston, Texas 77054 or to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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