Anita Read Adamson

October 4, 1953February 4, 2014
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Anita Read Adamson, 60, passed away on February 4, 2014. She was born in Spartanburg, SC to Marshall Ford and Annie Ethel Renwick Read. Anita recently celebrated thirty five years of employment at State Farm. Anita was always a loving, caring, compassionate, and generous individual with a strong love for animals. She enjoyed spending her free time relaxing in the pool and listening to her favorite artist of all time, Elvis. Preceded in death by her father, Marshall F. Read, and brother, Larry D. Read, she is survived by her mother, Annie E. Read; her beloved son, Elliot J. DuChanois and his wife, Shea A. DuChanois; her brother, Marshall F. Read Jr. and his wife, Dottie; along with other family members and many friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14th in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, followed by interment in Jacksonville Memory Gardens 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073. Memorial contributions in Anita’s name may be made to the Jacksonville Humane Society or to the ASPCA. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. (904) 288-0025.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Susan Read Eason

September 24, 2014

It is now September and I still just cannot believe you are gone.


February 15, 2014

I am so sorry about your loss. During this difficult time only God can give us the love and peace that we need. I hope that time can heal the pain that you and your family are going through. 1John 4:8 says God is love. He will help you get through this during this sad time.

Kathy Scott

February 15, 2014

Elliot and Family,
So sorry about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Praying that, with time, your memories will bring you from the incredible loss & sadness you likely feel at this time-- to gratitude & you reflect on all the wonderful years and memories you had with your mother. The legacy she left for you in her joyful spirit, and happy heart-- is a gift that will 'give' for generations to come & 'live' inside your hearts forever.

Bill Read

February 14, 2014

Elliot, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Needless to say, my sympathy is for you however, I have so many great memories with my Aunt Neet Neet.

From the holidays at Granny's, to family reunions and those special times I was lucky enough to spend a night or weekend with my Aunt.

She lives on in all of our hearts and I trust she is home with God in a safe place.

Our apologies for not being able to make the journey to Jacksonville for the service.

Bill, Stephanie & Ford Read

Anna Marie Barnett

February 13, 2014

I was so sorry to hear about your mother she was so kind.I Knew her from Taylor Home.I talked to her through the years and seen the kindness and care she showed her Mother Always soft talking and very caring to her and others.We will all miss her. Everyone that knew Anita will miss her.God be with you at this time and later as you go through the sadness.

sally vandervelden

February 13, 2014

How very sad for a lovely lady to pass away at this age..May God hold her gently in his arms..Sally Vandervelden

Margaret Dieter

February 13, 2014

Anita was a good friend of mine in high school. I will remember her as a sweet,every smiling... and dear person.

My prayers are with her family.

Margaret F. Dieter

February 13, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I worked with Anita years back and I ran into her here and there and she was a sweet, honerable person. Loved her son and loved life! I am so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for all of you.

Joy Atkins

February 12, 2014

Elliot, your mom and I knew each other from State Farm. She was a jewel and will be greatly missed. Prayers to you and your family.

Beth Perry

February 12, 2014

Elliot, I only met your mother a few times, but she impacted me so much as she was so much like my favorite daughter-in-law and Anita's good friend, Donna Perry. They could have been twins, personality-wise. Her cheerfulness was contagious. I am so glad she got to see you and Shea marry, so keep her wish that all mother's want for their children,to have a long and happy life together.