Mrs. Sydney "Syd" Matthews Adams

October 3, 1941August 3, 2010

Sydney was born October 3rd 1941 in Carthage, Texas and was one of four children. Sydney went to walk with Jesus August 3rd 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her mother, Iva Dell Byrd Matthews; father, Pinkney B. Matthews; brothers, Pinkney B. Matthews, Jr., and Arthur F. Matthews; and daughter, Stephanie “Kaye” Hensley; and beloved pet Boxer, Miss “Coco” Delight. Sydney is survived by her husband of fifty years, Ronnie L. Adams; her five children, Rhonda Adams Milano of Cedar Hill, Texas, Christopher Jason Adams and wife,Teresa, Daryl Matthews Adams and wife, Regina, Shannon Adams Carman, and Sommer Adams Graham and husband, Marshall, all of Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana; grandchildren, Brittney Milano and Jason Milano of Cedar Hill, Texas, Casey Adams, Christina Adams, Cody Adams of Clarksville, Tennessee, Ayden Carman and Gibson Graham of Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana, Megan Everett, Kaliegh Everett, Madeline Everett and Ryne Everett of Keithville, Louisiana; one great grandson, Nathan Magar of Cedar Hill, Texas and “The child that never talked back”, her beloved pet Boxer, Pepper Ann Adams of Bossier City, Louisiana. She was married to Ronnie L. Adams December 30th 1959 after dating for only nine days. Our Mama was the most extraordinary woman we’ve ever known. She opened her heart and her home to any friend or family in need. Through all of our hard times in life “mama” was our solid rock to lean on. Psalms 73:26 gave our mother the strength to be our rock. “When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, God is rock-firm and faithful”. The following is to honor Sydney Matthews Adams; the visitation will be at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd. on Thursday, August 5, 2010. The funeral service will be at Summer Grove Baptist Church on Friday, August 6, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. with the graveside service following at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, Louisiana. She requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Heart of Hope for Women, American Cancer Society, Christus Schumpert Hospice or the Caddo Career and Technology Center Foundation. Serving as Pallbearers are Bill Long, Larry Rowe, Jerry Gray, Don Smith, Charles Beard, Frank Merritt, and Honorary Pallbearers are the Men of Bill Long’s Sunday School Class of Summer Grove Baptist Church and Southwest Shreveport Rotary Club. Mama and the family wanted to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Christus Cancer Treatment Center, with a special appreciation to Dr. Bonoil, Kate Young and the following nurses on the 6th floor oncology unit: Tammy Chambers, Tomeka Palmer, Andrea Walters, and her special friend from Kenya, Collins Dera. Thank you to Christus Home Health and Christus Hospice Service s for their loving care of our beloved mom. 246 Mama You may offer condolences and sign the guest book by visiting

Centuries Memorial Funeral Home (318) 686-4334


  • Visitation Thursday, August 5, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 6, 2010

Mrs. Sydney "Syd" Matthews Adams

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CJ Adams

September 29, 2010

Not a day goes by that i dont talk with you. I miss you so very much Mom. I miss our talks when I was in Afghanistan and Iraq. You are truly my best friend. I think the lord so much that my wife is just like you. I will keep the promise you held me to about the girls. See you soon momma, 246. CJ

Rhonda Moore

August 31, 2010

Ron, I am so sorry for your loss and I do share your pain, shortly after I saw you at Schumpert my Mother passed away.

Please know that they are in a better place where there is no suffering or pain.

If I can do anything for you please call.

Rhonda Moore, City of Shreveport

Carrol & Elaine Wickham

August 22, 2010

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
We only met for a very brief time, but I feels as if we have know you for a life time. Our love goes out to you for all time.

Valerie Ervin

August 18, 2010

God is a lifter of our heads, and He gives comfort to the weary...His mercy is new the Lord in your times of distress. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. I will keep praying for all of you, and may God bless and keep all of you.

August 18, 2010


August 15, 2010

Ron , I'm so sorry to hear about Sidney, She was always such a Kind hearted Person . My Condolences To All The Family. Gods Blessings Upon You'all,Ron Griffing

Daryl Adams

August 13, 2010

Thank you to everyone who has signed this online guest book. Our mother meant to world to us and it is amazing to know she touched so many other people. Your thoughts and prayers are very comforting during this difficult time. We will all miss her dearly. She was truly a special lady. I know without a shadow of a doubt she is with Jesus smiling down on all of us. Thank you.

Sherry Archer

August 9, 2010

Dear Mr. Adams, Sommer, Shannon & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Syd's passing. I knew her when the girls were dancing together (my daughter Alicia Archer). She was a very funny, strong and caring person. I always thought she was a character and had such a big heart. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I did not hear the news until today, otherwise, I would have been there.

Lisa Beshea

August 9, 2010

Sommer, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. The photos of her are beautiful. You can see how much love you have in your family. Love Lisa Beshea

August 9, 2010

Chief Damon Johnson, the firefighers, paramedics and volunteers of Caddo Parish Fire District No. Six, Keithville, LA extend sincere condolences to Ron and the family of Syd Adams.
You will be in our prayers.
Ann M. Stuckey
Caddo Parish Fire District No. Six