Wanda & Garrell Adam Jr.

Celebration of Life For Garrell & Wanda Adam

On April 9, 2020 the world lost a bright and shining light in Wanda Jean Adam. Just 11 months later, she called her beloved husband, Garrell Adam Jr, to her side on March 9, 2021. They are preceded in death by their beloved parents Garrell and Audrita Adam and Maxime and Virginia Autin; as well as brother in law Rickey Matherne Sr. Survived by their devoted children, Sabrina & Tom Hernandez, Garelyn & Paul Dinet, and Samantha & Stephen Gambino. And most importantly, let’s not forget the passel of grandkids they adored above all: Madison, Paul Jr, Garrell “Gus”, Stevie, Mateo and baby River Jean. They were loyal and caring siblings to Bruce (Patricia), Joyce, Debra ( Louis), Jeff (Roylynn), and Beth (Kevin). Beloved godson and niece to Janice and Al Cheramie. And all the nieces, nephews, and god children they held in their hearts as their own: Jeff Jr., Lindsey, Alyssa, Nicholas, Hailey, Bruce Jr., Bobby, Brian, Timothy, Rickey, Ginger, Kelly, Kimblie, Mandy and Louis Jr.

Our dad originally wrote these beautiful words about our mom, and we want to share them with you. Even in his immeasurable pain after the loss of our mom, his was still a message of love, and hope that our grief will bring us back around to remember the good times and to look forward to brighter days.

There are some people who shine a light so bright to the world that even after they are gone their lights remain. This was Garrell & Wanda. We want everyone to remember that grief never ends but it can change if you let it. Please... let it. Grief is a passage, not a place they would want us to stay. Expressing your grief is not a sign of weakness nor of a lack of faith in God, it’s just the price we all pay for loving them. Grief is all the love you want to give, but cannot. Little by little, we let go of the loss. But never the love. Instead, love one another, cherish one another, and hold one another close for life is too short to do otherwise.

The girls would like to invite family and friends to a joint Celebration of Life at the Jules Nunez Memorial Pavillion at 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd. in Lafitte, Louisiana on April 10, 2021 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please post special memories or messages via the webpage so that we can include them in the celebration. All who attend must wear a mask and practice social distancing.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021


Wanda & Garrell Adam Jr.

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Danny Richoux

April 4, 2021

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Frank Morales

March 25, 2021

My memory of both Wanda & Lil Garrell fills my heart with joy and happiness. They made my day whenever we shared time together. Wanda always had good things to say that made anyone around her feel like family.
Lil Garrell was a cut up...made you laugh and cry at the same time...
They will be greatly missed but not forgotten...
With all my heart I know they will have their feet in the sand together forever...
Love and miss them...

The Morales family...
Frank, Geralyn, Jason, Martha,
Jacob and Jonathan

Quinn Dubois

March 23, 2021

My friends may you both RIP together forever

Candice Mayfield

March 23, 2021

I will always remember sleeping over at the Adams house. It was always a blast, even though I had to agree on doing chores to be able to sleep there. Their house was the first house my mom let me sleep at. She said she trusted Mr. Garrell and Mrs. Wanda because she knew they would take care of me and make sure I was taking care of my diabetes . She knew Wanda would whoop my butt if I didn't listen. I've been friends with Garelyn since the second grade and they always treated me like family. I enjoyed having them be a part of my life . I will truly miss them both, but to know they are together makes my heart smile.

Sherri & Terence Verrette

March 23, 2021

Our hearts are broken but we know you both are reunited and that warms our heart. We were blessed to know you and share a little part of your world. Our prayers are with your family always.