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Cleo C. Adams

April 24, 1950 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 71)

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      Cleo C. Adams, daughter of the late Cleveland Cain and Celeste Parham Green, was born on Monday, April 24, 1950 in Greensville County, Virginia.

     Early in life, Cleo accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and united in Christian Fellowship with the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Emporia, Virginia. She was educated in the Greensville County Public School System and during her young adult years; she obtained her Graduate Equivalency Degree.

     During her life span, Cleo held various jobs. She was employed with Craddock & Terry of Lawrenceville, Virginia, Dixie Motel and Fair Choice of Emporia, Virginia and for 28 years with Southampton Textile, where she retired and began working as a Custodian at the Greensville County Courthouse for 16 years before retiring due to medical reasons.

     Cleo was united in Holy Matrimony to Lester Adams. This union was blessed with the birth of one beautiful daughter, Antionette. As a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Cleo was lovingly called ‘Nan Nan’. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She embraced the natural beauty of the world and had a strong passion for helping anyone she could. Cleo possessed strength, tenacity and a smile sure to brighten anyone’s day. She was also one to never complain. In her spare time, she found great joy in watching Westerns and Soap Operas.

     On Thursday, December 30, 2021; while in the care of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia, Virginia; God plucked a beautiful flower to add to his heavenly bouquet. Cleo was escorted to the gates of heaven by one of the angels to join those family members, who preceded her in death: her parents, husband and brother, Nathaniel Cain.

     Her spirit lives and many sweet memories will forever remain in the hearts of: her daughter, Antionette Cain of Emporia, Virginia; son-at-heart, Corey Stewart (Orietta) of Italy; three granddaughters, Cherelle Cain of the home, Julia and Eliza of Italy; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Zi’yon and Zayla all of the home; three brothers, Charles Cain and James Cleveland Cain both of Emporia, Virginia and Joseph Lewis Cain (Betty) of Richmond, Virginia; two brothers-in-law, Osmond Adams of Petersburg, Virginia and Adolph Adams (Mary) of Emporia, Virginia; one aunt, whom she loved dearly, Viola Lee of Emporia, Virginia; god-daughter, Monica Pair; three loving and devoted friends, Margaret Eason, Dianne Taylor and Phyllis Robinson; sister-at-heart, Virgie Deberry; close cousins, Marie Wright, Thomas and Pearly Cain; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including, Kevin Lawson, whom was like a son.

 

Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too, This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight, You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find, And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another, Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best, Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

 

 

 

Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Adams' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  

 

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to the family of Mrs. Cleo Cain Adams.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Viewing
Thursday
January 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

1:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847
 

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Interment following funeral service
Thursday
January 6, 2022

Adams Family Cemetery
Independence Church Road
Emporia, VA 23847

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