Mrs. Pearlie L. Adams died May 15 in DeKalb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, she was born in Newton County in 1933. Mrs. Adams was raised and educated in Newton County and was a skillful basketball player.
She had an impeccable work ethic, working as a substitute teacher at the Washington Street School and later at the Newton County Board of Education, retiring in 1999. She was an active and devoted member of Grace United Methodist Church, serving on the Usher Board, the Senior Choir and the Auxiliary Guild. She was also president of the United Methodist Women and a Communion Steward. Mrs. Adams was an excellent homemaker who enjoyed cooking, canning and caring for her family. She was a wonderful mother to her children and granny nanny to their grand- and great-grandchildren. She was a loving, caring, out-spoken, smart and intelligent lady who was loved by all whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by husband William Adams and granddaughter Charisma Carr "Skace."
Surviving are daughters Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Francine) Griggs, Ms. Joan Adams, Dr. and Mrs. Noran (Harriet "Cookie") Moffett, Ms. Myrtice Yvone Carr and Mr. Jimmy Reed; sons Mr. James "Bim" Adams, Mr. Delmas "Jabbo' Adams; sisters Mrs. Dorothy Blackshear, Ms. Camille McKnight, Ms. Nadia McKnight; grandchildren Demetrius (Stacie) Rogers, Adrian (Jackie) Carr, Rickie Carr, Cheldia Fairley, Kenan Griggs, Leslie Davis, Nurah Moffett; great-grandchildren D'Marcus Rogers, Julius Rogers, DeMia Rogers, Destiny Rogers, Adrian Carr Jr., Amaya Carr, Megan Mitchell, Madison Cool; great-great-grandchild Zion Rogers; special aunt Mrs. Sarah Allen; brother-in-law Mr. Robert Wendell Adams; special cousins Mrs. Odell Warren, Mrs. Robin Haywood; special friends Mrs. Annie Ruth Norris, Mrs. Johnnie Terrell, Mrs. Hattie Henderson, Mrs. Josephine Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. May 20 at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Murphy officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.
The Covington News
May 23, 2008