Amelia Lee Adams

June 19, 1932November 24, 2018
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Amelia L. Adams passed away peacefully on November 24, 2018. Amelia was born on June 19, 1932 in Dobbin, Texas, the daughter of Herman Adams and Mattie Bates. Amelia relocated to Houston, Texas at the age of 16 where she graduated from Jack Yates High School. Amelia had aspirations of becoming a teacher, and moved on to attain a Master’s Degree in Education from Texas Southern University. After a successful, 32-year teaching career with the Houston Independent School District, she retired in 2004. After retirement, Amelia remained active in the educational community. An avid reader, who believed in education, she continued on at Houston Baptist University, in a part time role, assisting students with their grammar and comprehension, on all forms of written projects. She continued this passion by helping students with reading comprehension, by facilitating weekly workshops. Amelia was an active member of Westbury United Methodist Church, where she volunteered for many ministries and outreach. Her favorite pastime was gardening and spending time with family and friends. She touched many lives with an understanding and compassionate ear. She believed in the idea, that we must do all that we can to avoid doing what we must not. One of her favorite mantras was “Live, Love, Laugh often”. Amelia leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Karen, sons Rudy (Sanya) and Winston (Bridgette); grandchildren, Sasha, Amelia (MiMi) and Charlie; great grandchildren, Leah and London, as well as a host of loving siblings and other family members and friends.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Rose Towns

December 7, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family

I was surprised and saddened to hear that Amelia had passed away. I am so pleased that I was able to spend a few days with her this summer; and I was looking forward to spending quiet time with her again on my next visit.

Amelia is a part of the memories of my childhood. They are beautiful memories of children playing in the yard of my grandmother Mattie who would be standing or sitting with her sister Julia. We both spent a lot of time with our grandmothers and formed a closeness that, even though we didn’t see each other often, was always there. To the children, Karen, Rudy and Winston, your mom was so proud of you all and spoke lovingly of her grandchildren. Know that you were loved and are still loved by your family, even though you do not see us all often.
Your Cousin, Rose Mary Towns

Mark Balsano

December 5, 2018

We have been Blessed and able to say that Amelia has been our Dear Friend for over 30 years. The Family is in our hearts and prayers as we know how important each of you were to her. I consider myself a better person by having her as my Friend and we spent many hours together, took trips, had many long talks, and laughed out loud so many times. Amelia has been one of those Friends, that although I have moved many miles away, and sometime it would be months between talking, we could always just pick right up and share like there had never been any lapse of time. Amelia had the opportunity to meet most of my close Family, and it was just 3 months ago that she was consoling me on the loss of my Mom. I will truly miss Amelia, but get some comfort knowing that she is in Heaven and watching over us all.

Our Deepest Condolence,
Mark Balsano and Fred Bandi

Claudette McClellan-Harkless

December 4, 2018

I share many loving memories of your mom. God's Gift to you, a Beautiful, Lovely,Extremely intelligent, compassionate woman. She imparted many thoughts of how to live well and enrich life though her teaching years and community participation.
God bless you all Karen, Rudy and Winston. May the Holy Spirit continue to uplift,console and guide you.
She will be with you always.
Claudette McClellan,Asa McClellan III, Nichelle(Nikki)Dent

Deidre Hamilton

December 1, 2018

Praying for you cousins! She loved all of you very much ! Gracious, Compassionate, Loving, Kind, Fabulous, Phenomenal Woman of God! Karen, I remember the sparkle in her eyes and how she would light up when you came into a room! The love she displayed to me will always be tucked in my heart! I remember when she surprised me by coming to my birthday dinner with you! Just the small things such as making sure I had my batch of lemons or sharing her sweet potato pie recipe with me ! I remember when you and I went on our trip she said , take care of my girl! I said I will! Karen, Winston and Rudy you have a very special angel in heaven watching over you! I promise I will continue to take care of her girl! Love

Dee Dee

Cheyenne R

November 30, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, I give my condolences to the family as well. -Rev. 21:3, 4

T Semien

November 30, 2018

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls God the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that God is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who God brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that God of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amen

Ingrid H.

November 29, 2018

A soft-spoken beauty, that had a cute, jazzy spryness and style! I enjoyed casting my eyes upon her when she and I happened to be at Karen's salon at the same time! No words can console the family at this time. I pray the Holy Spirit will bring you peace, comfort, and understanding now...