Naolia Adams

June 30, 1926July 30, 2011

In Loving Memory of Naolia L. Adams June 30, 1926-July 30, 2011 A Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great- Grandmother and Great- Great- Grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30th 2011 at home surrounded by her loving husband Jesse Ralph Adams of 67 years and family. Born in Los Angeles California was the beginning of her journey filled with many experiences. Those early years of her life would soon turn from the happiest times a child growing up enjoys, into Doctors, surgery, medications and the loss of natural hearing. Adversities of double mastoid surgery quickly changed a preteen’s normal day of activities, which all most everyone else takes for granted. God’s love and her internal perseverance quickly became the force that carried and nurtured her during this difficult period of adjustment that ultimately became a life time of adjustments. During WWII many Honorable Americans acquired a Military uniform while others in support wore the Honorable uniform of factory workers, riveters, welders, aircraft fuel tank assemblers the latter of which being her role of supporting efforts during WWII in California. It was the summer of 1944 when she met the love of her life, a USN Sailor, Jesse Ralph Adams and like many other couples they married that fall just prior to his shipping out. The end of WWII brought with it a new beginning with the train ride across country into Illinois during the fall where they settled in the Township of Virden and became lifelong members of Grace Baptist Church. In 1947 the family began with the first born of their children. Their blessings of family had grown with the last addition in 1960, a completed family of two daughters and four sons. We provided some interesting times for Mom and her hearing or not hearing. Yet this adversity did not hamper her giving of love and caring in our home, it was apparent with whoever has had time to know her, realizing how difficult it is not being able to hear all things clearly with complete understanding. In 1991 they decided that Florida would become home after her retirement at Dickey Johns, meaning no more cold and snow. Shortly after getting settled Mom became a volunteer at FHCP (Florida Health Care Plans) in Orange City, FL which was a calling for her. She loved and enjoyed the many years giving over 4000hrs of her time and helping in any way that she could. Her volunteering at FHCP was her inspiration and compassion each and every day. A left hip total Arthroplasty meant that she would not continue with the passion she came to love so much. Preceding her in death a loving daughter and a loving son; She is survived by her husband of 67 yrs, 1 brother, 2 sister in-laws, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughters’ in-laws, 1 son in-law, 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren with 1 great-great-grandchild on the way, with many, many extended family members, a heritage covering nine states. Condolences may be shared with the family at We will always Love and forever hold her dear in our hearts, missing her ever caring presence.


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Jan & Brian Potter

August 26, 2011

To the Adams Family - we are SO very sorry! We thought the world of your mom. She was an inspiration to Brian during their treatment together last year because she always had a smile on her face....She will be missed. Michael, we will keep in touch. Our sincere sympathy to your entire family. Wishing you peace, Jan & Brian

june lake

August 20, 2011

ralph and family, sorry to read about your loss. naolia wa a very sweet lady with the patience of job , she was one of my very best friends and sure miss her when you all moved away from virden.may god be with you all and watch over you at this time,,,,,billl and june lake in rural girard,illinois

Amy Watson (Adams)

August 14, 2011


I was hoping my family would be able to come to see you again so you could meet your great grandson Carson, but you were able to be with us on the day of his birth July 31, 2011. I know you were there in his presence of difficulty pushing him to breath knowing he would be ok.

I will miss you so much grandma but I know you are in a much better, more peaceful place living in the Kingdom of Heaven with our Lord Jesus. I will see you again some day and you will be thriving with energy and enjoyment!

Love you Grandma.

Amy, Cody and Carson

Jaime Winters

August 6, 2011

I will miss you Grandma, but it gives me peace to know that you are up in Heaven hanging out with mom. I will love you forever and will never forget you. Thanks for being so loving and caring

Teresa Coleman

August 5, 2011

We all miss you Grandma! I will never forget what you did for me at a time that I really needed someone. I know that God sent you to me to help me, and I am thankful that you did. God Bless You and I will see you again someday.

Marsha Romadka

August 4, 2011

We will all miss you Aunt Naolia. I know you are much better off now than we are. God bless you and your family.

jesse stone

August 4, 2011

ill allways love my grandma&rember her allways.i know shes in a better place now&is looking down on us all smileing&probly laughing at some of us knowing her.I love you grandma&i miss u allot

Charlies & Milly Cody, Davy Matrisch

August 4, 2011

Adams Family
We know Naolia is saddly missed by her family. But we must remember she is the lucky one, because she has gone on to be with the Lord. She is at peace & resting with the God. We will remember her always. She made me (Davy) some really good sugar cookies when they watched me.

Christie Yon

August 4, 2011

We all miss u Love u Grandma

Christie Yon

August 4, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.