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Vandella "Susie" Adams

August 13, 1931May 17, 2020

Mrs. Vandella “Susie” Mae Greene Adams, 88 of Lenoir, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Shaire Center in Lenoir.

She was born in Wilkes County on August 13, 1931 to the late Turner Green and late Dulce Younce Green. Mrs. Adams was a member of Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church. She loved her church and singing for the Lord. Mrs. Adams worked for many years at Lenoir Health Care as a Nursing Assistant.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Woodruff; one son, Brent Greene; one daughter, Delena McCarty; one grandson, Michael Greene Jr.; one granddaughter, Tammy Palmer; and a son-in-law, Terry Gilbert.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael Greene and wife Sue, and George Greene Jr. and wife Karen, all of Lenoir; daughters, Dare Pruette and husband Wayne of Lenoir, Sandra Gilbert of Lenoir, and Gail Curtis and husband John of Morganton; brothers, David Green of Morganton and Danny Green of Wilkesboro; sisters, Mary Ellen Blankenship of Wilkesboro, Joyce Osborne of Hiddenite, and Georgie Howell of Virginia; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Adams will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m., at Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Wallace Smith and Rev. Danny Carr officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the church, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hartland Missionary Methodist Church.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Bobby Jo McCarty, Scott Greene, Chris Stump, James Palmer, Tim Southers, and T. J. Poarch. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Phelps, Hylan Fox, and Dale Walker. The family requests that memorials be made to Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church 3580 Playmore Beach Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Vandella “Susie” Mae Greene Adams.


  • Michael Greene (Sue), Son
  • George Greene Jr. (Karen), Son
  • Dare Pruette (Wayne), Daughter
  • Sandra Gilbert, Daughter
  • Gail Curtis (John), Daughter
  • David Green, Brother
  • Danny Green, Brother
  • Mary Ellen Blankenship, Sister
  • Joyce Osborne, Sister
  • Georgie Howell, Sister
  • Brent Greene, Son (deceased)
  • Delena McCarty, Daughter (deceased)
  • Michael Greene Jr., Grandson (deceased)
  • Tammy Palmer, Daughter (deceased)
  • Terry Gilbert, Son-in-law (deceased)

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  • Receiving of Friends

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


  • Interment


Vandella "Susie" Adams

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Tina Townsend

May 23, 2020

So sorry for the families loss. Your mom was such a sweet blessing to me! So glad the Lord put her in my path to meet and enjoy her company. Thank you for sharing her with us❤️

Lifting you all up in prayer...
Love in Christ, Tina Townsend

Judi Anderson

May 20, 2020

Miss Susie was such a sweet lady. She always had a smile and was always worried about others before her self. She and my sister Donna were the best of friends. I know Donna is saddened by her passing. Prayers for comfort for family and friends at this difficult time. Miss Susie you will be missed!

Carl Herman

May 20, 2020

Susie was a wonderful lady who always had a smile for everyone. I send my love and sympathy to all the family. May GOD give you peace and comfort in this time of sadness.
Carl and Shirley Herman

Carl and Shirley Herman

May 20, 2020

I always loved this sweet lady and her dear family. Delena was my best friend and i still miss her. Now she and her mother are together. Dare and family I send my love and Sympathy. May GOD comfort you during this time of sadness.
Carl and Shirley Herman

Sherry Spears

May 19, 2020

Aunt Vandella will always be remembered for her smiling face and warm hugs when she saw you. She loved her family and friends, but most of all, she loved her Jesus. She's singing for Him now.

Stacy Suttles

May 19, 2020

I’ve known this lady for many years. One of the sweetest, most caring, loving woman I’ve ever known. I will miss her dearly but I know without a doubt she is walking the streets of gold in Heaven. I love you Susie and will always remember your hugs and kisses on my cheek💜🥰

Melissa Hicks

May 19, 2020

The first time I met her was when my daddy and Sandy hadnt been together too long and I went to call her Susie, she told me " none of that, I'm your Nana too". I've never forgotten that. With those few words and her kind smile she made a shy nervous little girl feel at home.
She"ll be miss and always loved. Prayers for her family.

Glenda mcneil

May 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss I have known this presious lady for many years went to church with her at missionary methodist church years ago she has always been a sweet Saint of God i know she is very happy and singing around God's throne now. God bless each and everyone of the family

Jean Norman

May 19, 2020

So many memories of listening to Miss Susie singing and testifying
At church. A true inspiration

Kevin & Linda Spears

May 19, 2020

Aunt Vandella was such a loving Aunt. No matter what was going on the love of Jesus still showed through her. I know these are sad times for your family and our prayers are with you.


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