Mary Jean Adams, age 87, passed away with her loving family beside her on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Golden Isles Hospice in Brunswick. Mrs. Adams was a retired lab tech with the CDC after 23 years of service. She loved her Lord, family, and service to the community. She was an avid golfer and tennis player up until her eighties.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Webster Jerome Rumph and Laura Bell Rumph; two brothers, Harold Rumph and John Buddy Rumph; and the love of her life, Thomas Earl Adams.
She is survived by son, William (Bill) Adams; Karen L. Crosby, her YaYa of Brunswick; daughter, Vicki Schopper of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Jason Adams of Rockmart, Teri Adams Morrow of Rockmart, Natilie D’Ambro of Tennessee, Angela Bishop, Nadia Hummer of Illinois; fifteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Francis Grimsley of Snellville, Shirley Kane Buckley of Flowery Branch; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Mock officiating. Mrs. Adams will lie-in-state beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Big Canoe Cemetery with the following grandchildren and nephews serving as pallbearers: Tristan Adams, Koby Adams, Chase Adams, Eric D’Ambro, Dennis Van Zant, Kevin Buckley, Preston Buckley, Jason Morrow, Tristan Morrow, Gary Rumph. Alternate pallbearers will be Cade Holder and Chris D’Ambro. Honorary pallbearers are Staff of Addington Place of Brunswick and Staff of Golden Isles Hospice of Brunswick.
The family will accept flowers or donations may be made in her memory to Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 1036 North Main Street; Jasper, Georgia 30143.
Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper.
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