Sue Armstrong Adams

October 19, 1932February 2, 2011

MACON – Sue Armstrong Adams, 78, died peacefully Wednesday, February 2, 2011 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Adams will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 5, 2011 with a graveside service at 3:00 PM at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Greg Kirk and Rev. Raymond Burrell will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6 until 8 PM at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Sue Adams’ honor to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 4406, Macon 31208.

Mrs. Adams, a lifelong resident of Macon, who attended Miller High School, was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base where she worked for 20 years. At Robins, she met Elton Adams and, after a whirlwind six-week courtship, they were married. They spent the next 54 years together as man and wife. Already blessed with a son, after nine years of marriage, Mrs. Adams was blessed with a baby girl, and their family was complete. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Myrtle Frances Smallwood Armstrong.

After retirement, Mrs. Adams enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to the Western United States, and sent postcards to her family from every destination. She loved to pamper her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her favorite dog, Toby, a Yorkshire Terrier.

Mrs. Adams’ love of the Georgia Bulldogs and her English Bulldog, Benji, were only rivaled by her love for the music of Conway Twitty. She will be remembered for cooking family meals and for her fierce competitive streak during family games of Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Pinochle.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Elton Adams of Macon; son, Michael Ross (Terri) of Snellville; daughter, Cheryl Adams of Macon; three grandchildren, Jennifer Ross, Rachel Krause and Chloe Huval; three great-grandchildren.

Visit to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sue Armstrong Adams

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February 2, 2012

Mama I can't believe it has been a year since you left me. I love and miss you so very much. There is not a day that goes by that I'm not thinking of you. I love you and will see you soon.

Billie Hayes

April 9, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

February 12, 2011

My heart hurts for you and your family. Please know you are not alone in your sorrow. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Shirley McBride Macon GA

February 7, 2011

Elton, we are so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our prayers. God bless ~~ Hansel and Genia Averett

Deanna Miller Watson

February 6, 2011

The Adams family is in our thoughts and prayers. I remember Mrs. Adams as a lady of class and laughter, who loved her daughter, my childhood friend, Cheryl, without limits.
God bless.

carole chitty

February 6, 2011

Cheryl, i hated to hear of your mom's passing. just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.even though i could not be there in person at visitation i was there in spirit. god bless you and your family.

Deanna Miller Watson

February 6, 2011

The Adams family is in our thoughts and prayers. I remember Mrs. Adams as a lady of class and laughter, who loved her daughter, my childhood friend, Cheryl, without limits.

February 5, 2011

Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. I just found out about it and it was such a shock to me. I have a lot of good memories of her. I send my love and prayers to you and your Dad. Maggie Byrd


February 5, 2011

our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your wife.

Rocky Mills

February 4, 2011

Sue will be missed and loved forever by me and all her family..she was always funny and smiling and glad to see you..what a treat to have her in my life..thanks for all the good times and laughter..see you soon..God Bless the family and God Bless the U.S.A.