Velma O. Adams



Velma Lowe O’Brien Adams, 68, went home to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was the most wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Velma worked as a secretary with Coastal Chemical Co. before becoming a preschool teacher at Building Blocks Childcare and Development Center.

She was born in Four Oaks, a daughter of the late Homer D. and Sudie McVicker O’Brien and was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Rousseau and Gertrude Marie O’Brien; brothers, David, Johnny, Robert, and Buddy O’Brien; mother and father-in-law, Ozzie and D.M. Junior Adams; sister-in-law, Carolyn Adams.

A funeral service to celebrate her life were held 3 pm Sunday at Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry W. Adams; daughter, Sherry Brown; granddaughter, Ashton Grace Brown; sisters, Emma Pounds and Myrtle Gorski; brothers, Mike (Marylou), William (Evon), Tom, Jim (Nicole) O’Brien; sister-in-law, Dianne Adams, and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church, Youth Ministry, 2530 Shotwell Rd., Clayton, NC 27520.

The family received friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday at Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church and other times at the home.

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest.