Elizabeth Joy Adams

July 19, 2013May 10, 2014
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Elizabeth Joy Adams, born July 19, 2013, went suddenly to be with Jesus on May 10, 2014. Elizabeth had Trisomy 18, a chromosomal condition wrongly considered by many as "incompatible with life". Expected not to survive birth, Elizabeth showed the world, for 9.5 beautiful months, that babies born with this condition are full of life and love. Her cheeky smile, bright blue eyes, and long eyelashes captivated all who saw her. The courage and feisty determination that she displayed during heart surgery made an enormous impact all over the world. Elizabeth had a Facebook page with over 10,000 followers, and her journey helped others to see the beauty in choosing life for babies diagnosed with a trisomy condition. Elizabeth Joy is survived by her parents, Travis and Kelly Adams, 5 siblings, Matthew, Emma, Jonathan, William and Adeline Grace, maternal grandparents, Bob and Cathy Sacks, paternal grandmother, Michael Ann Adams, many aunts, uncles, cousins and her faithful kitty cat, Jack. Thank you to our loving nurses and doctors at Wolfson Children's Hospital, the UF Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, Community Hospice PedsCare, her loving nurse, Dale Robinson, and her runner, Dawn Pizio. "A little flower lent not given to bud on Earth and bloom in Heaven."

A celebration of the Joy of Elizabeth will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15th in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach with Pastor Dan Clay officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (TODAY) at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Elizabeth Joy to "Little Flowers Project" or Community PedsCare.


  • A celebration of Life Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Michele (Green) Williams

June 1, 2014

Dear Kelly, Travis and children,
I am so sad to find out about the passing of your sweet beautiful Elizabeth Joy...I loved seeing her precious smile, and I know she is made whole in Heaven with beautiful angel wings of her very own. Sending prayers for peace and love to you all! xoxo

May 27, 2014

I was in the CVICU with my son when your sweet girl passed away. The effect she had was evident on all the nurses and doctors. She was a beautiful girl. Seeing her story and hearing about her in the hospital gives me hope and peace for my own family's fight with my son's health issues.

Patricia Huff

May 23, 2014

My heart is broken along with thousands of others that loved and shared the joy of Eliizabeth's life . She brought happiness and smiles and the love of God to many people in her short life. I will always remember this tiny sweet baby girl. I can't wait to get to Heaven to meet her in person. She gave me such inspiration each day I logged on and I would think of her often and ask our Lord to bless her . Today I ask our Lord to give her Family and friends Peace.
Patricia Huff , Kernersville, North Carolina

Cindy Molina

May 22, 2014

Dear Kelly, Travis and family...I am so very sorry to have heard about thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God Bless You All

Prudence Reynolds

May 18, 2014

Elizabeth your smile said it all. Fly free beautiful angel, you are pain free. Watch over your family and live on through them. You were inspirational beautiful soul. You touch the heart of so many. You were so easy to love and admire. Gone but never forgotten, not that beautiful smile.

Angel C

May 17, 2014

Dear sweet Elizabeth Joy. I prayed and followed you on your page your mom created for you. You are an amazing little girl. You are now in Jesus arms being sang to and watching over your family. You are their guardian angel.

Kathy McPherson

May 16, 2014

For your special little girl. Sending you and your family so much love.

Mike Reader

May 16, 2014

Even though we never met, and you lived miles away, on the opposite side of the world, your story touched my heart and the hearts of many others. Such an amazing, beautiful girl.

May 16, 2014

I love you, sweet Ellie. You always made my day brighter with your smile. There will never be another you. I await the day I meet you in heaven sweet girl. Look over your family, as a child lost is matter how wonderful heaven is. We all love you.

Johnson Family

May 16, 2014

At times like these, 'God can give us "power beyond what is normal," so we can keep going from one day to the next. (2 Cor.4:7) May your memories continue to bring the family comfort during this difficult time.